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LATCH ON

Literacy & Technology Hands On (Latch-On) is two-year literacy programme for adults with intellectual disability. Latch-On was initiated and developed at the school of education at the University of Queensland and has a strong foundation in educational research and practice. The programme provides opportunities for adults with Down syndrome to commence and continue their literacy development. 

Latch-On is a four module literacy programme focusing on topics such as the self, the community, the wider world and the world of work. The programme is taught twice weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 09.30 - 15.00. We currently have twelve students on the course.

Resource Library

Resource Library

JOHN QUANE RESOURCE ROOM

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 10am to 4 pm

The John Quane Resource Room was set up in 2010 in memory of a much loved deceased member. There is a variety of books available for members use in the library. Please feel free to come in and browse, if you wish to take a book home, it will need to be checked out with the administrator in reception

 

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Speech and Language Tips

Involve your child in food preparation, such as making a sandwich, to encourage recall and sequence. Ask your child to get some of the items needed and talk through the steps. You could take a few photos to recall the sequence and review what happened.

Chairperson Message of The Month

Hello, my name is Paudie Murray and I am husband to Aoife and father to Rachael, Ciara and Hannah. Hannah who has Down syndrome is approaching her fourth birthday and is currently attending pre-school. Hannah is a unique individual with her own personality, family background and preferences that make her who she is. She is our child, our daughter, our sister but ultimately she is herself. Previous to Hannah’s birth we had little knowledge of the difficulties for people with Down Syndrome and their families. However, neither did we realise how rewarding it would be to parent a child with Down Syndrome. Hannah brings more joy and happiness to our family than anyone could ever imagine and we have learned so much already from her.

At Down Syndrome Limerick we are dedicated to being a primary source of information and support to people with Down syndrome and their families working towards an improved quality of life for our members and a respect for and acceptance of people with Down syndrome as valued members of our society. We place the person with Down syndrome at the centre of our organization and we value the uniqueness and diverse needs of our members and their families which govern all our activities.

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