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

LATCH ON

Just a brief outline of what LATCH ON is about. Firstly it is an adult literacy course devised in Australia.  It is a Queensland University project and has been running there since 1998. Ireland was the first country outside of Australia to offer the Latch On Programme to adults with Down syndrome. The licence was purchased by DOWN SYNDROME IRELAND and teachers were specifically trained by the AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONALS who were flown to Dublin in the spring of this year to provide this training. All teachers working with Latch on need a primary or post primary teaching degree.

In Limerick we are pleased that Latch On will run again for the 2018-2020 Programme. Our teacher, Lisa is a post primary teacher. For more information contact our offices on 061-334023

--LATCH ON Blog coming soon--

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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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