• 2019:
  • All our Volunteers!,
  • Rusal Aughinish Alumnia Ltd.,
  • Kate Young & Cora Byrnes,
  • Milford NS,
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace NS,
  • Le Cheile NS,

The Perfect Gift

Hot on the heels of her RTE Debut,  the now famous Grace & Sinead of The Perfect Gift visited us in April.  Sinead, a busy mum of Grace & her siblings, still finds time to organise beautiful welcome baskets

for parents of new-born babies with DS.  As many of you may have felt in the past, those around you after you have had your baby forget to say the simple word “Congratulations” !  The baskets allow us say that and let parents know that we are here to help them if they need us.  Mum of three year old Amelyia, Louise received such a basket and she was delighted.  So it was lovely for Louise and Sinead to catch up again.  Grace and Amelyia had the chance to catch up too & enjoyed running around the building.  Sinead’s mum, Annette is originally from Hospital Co. Limerick and naturally we managed to find a few people that we all know!  Only in Ireland!  Sinead, as a child, spent her summer holidays with her Uncle Pat in Hospital and the tradition goes on with Sinead’s twins doing the same, as will Grace.  We think then that it is Perfectly OK for us to claim Sinead as one of our own!

Speech and Language Tips

It can be fun to reflect back on enjoyable times during the summer break. Use photographs of a day out, holiday or family event to recall these times and encourage commenting. These could be brought in to school or work to share as news.

Chairperson Message

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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