COVID-19 Closure

We have made the decision to suspend all DSL activities for the foreseeable future.
  • 2020:
  • To all who donated
  • Thanks to the UL Students & people of Limerick who volunteered with our Dunnes Stores bag pack day in November for Down syndrome Ireland. To Dunnes Stores in the Jetland SC & on Childers Road for allowing us fundraise.
  • To the Crescent Shopping Centre & the Jetland Shopping Centre for facilitating our Carol Singing in December & again thank you to the people of Limerick for supporting us.
  • Special thanks to the choir from Scoil Mhathair De Abbeyfeale & Jackie & Eddie Carey who joined in with our Carol Singing
  • To all those who sold and bought our Fab 2020 DSL Calendar & Christmas cards – Thank You (Delish Café Castletroy, Castletroy Park Hotel, Talking Leaves Bookshop Castletroy, Radisson Hotel Limerick, Urban Co-Op Limerick, our own members and supporters).
  • To Dublin Coach for their donation of €500.
  • To NanoDiamond Products DAC in Shannon who raised €700 doing “Operation BiRow”.

Online Educational Resources

Our newly dedicated section of online video resources for teachers and parents has just been published on our site - the videos cover a number of key points regarding the various educational stages for children with Down syndrome.

The DSI seminars have been developed by three members of our Member Support Team – Nicola Hart (Head of Member Support); Olive Buckeridge (Early Years Specialist) and Fidelma Brady (Education Specialist).

Seminars will cover the following topics:

  • Literacy & Numeracy at Primary School
  • In- Class Behaviour Management
  • Specific Learning Needs of the Student with Down Syndrome
  • Pathway through Junior Cycle
  • Managing the Transition from Primary to Post Primary School
  • Accessing the Curriculum – Differentiation of Work
  • Strategies and Supports for Children Transitioning to Mainstream Primary School
  • Language & Communication
  • Managing Vision & Hearing Issues
  • Introduction to Behaviour – (coming soon)
  • Mental Well Being – (coming soon)
  • Dual Diagnosis – (coming soon)

 

Each one will provide you with a brief overview of the topics mentioned - to view these new resources please visit our website here: https://bit.ly/2FSpjTe

Our Address

Unit 2 Castletroy Park Business Centre, Castletroy, Limerick.

Our Eircode is V94 D998

How to find us – We are opposite Castletroy Park Hotel & beside Castletroy Medical Centre, on the same Campus.

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