Ability Counts

We have recently embarked on a partnership with Celtic FC Foundation, the charitable arm of Celtic Football club, to deliver their very successful activity project for young people and adults with Down Syndrome & Autism, Ability Counts.

This programme provides activities and games on a weekly basis with the aims of developing participant’s communication, coordination and social skills through physical activity and increased interaction with peers. 

Physical activity & social integration have been identified as one of the critical success factors in the overall wellbeing of our members. We have been very keen to identify a programme which can support us in helping our members achieve both.

 

What areas does the programme cover?

This programme provides activities and games on a weekly basis with the aim of developing participant’s communication, coordination and social skills through physical activity and increased interaction with peers. 

Are there requirements for the programme?

There is a lower age limit of 5 years for the programme.

Where is the programme taught?

The programme is held in Sport Ireland’s Abbottstown sports campus. We plan to extend the programme to other locations once the project is established, so watch this space!

When does the next programme begin?

The next programme for 2018/2019 will begin in September 1st, 2018.

Every Monday evening as follows:

Ages 5-15 from 5 – 7pm

Ages 15+ from 7 – 9pm

Who can I contact for further information?

To find out further information or to express an interest in the programme, please email info@downsyndrome.ie.