Our Mission Statement

We aim to provide information, support and friendship to people with Down syndrome and their families in Galway City and County, working towards an improved quality of life with respect and acceptance of people with Down syndrome as valued members of their community.

We recognise the importance of early intervention and developing communication ability.

We aim to create opportunities for social and personal inclusion and integration across the age spectrum

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REMINDER - Preschool Information for Branch Parents taking place this Wednesday 26th at 10:30 am in Moycullen.

Dear Branch Parent/Guardian,

Thanks you to those who have already confirmed their interest. If you have not already indicated your interest in attending, please respond by email to myself irene@downsyndrome.ie

Kind Regards
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Dear Branch Parents & Guardians,

Down Syndrome Ireland recognizes the need to support further education and employment opportunities for our adult members with Down syndrome.

To this end, the DSI Adult Education and Employment Programme was developed for members with Down syndrome who are school leavers and those aged 18+ years. This 4 day week program runs for up to three years and is currently available in branches in Limerick, Kerry, Dublin, Waterford and Kildare. Please see attached further details of the course content.

In order to provide information on the importance of maintaining and developing literacy and technology for our members with Down syndrome, I am delighted to be in a position to invite the following presenters to Galway, Professor Karen Moni along with Dr Anne Jobling & Janette Lloyd School of Education, University of Queensland, Australia who have specialized in the area of further education for teenagers and adults with intellectual disabilities.

I will also provide an overview on the Career Guidance and Employment modules of the programme.

Adult Education and Maintaining Literacy for Adults with Down syndrome

Date:Wednesday 26th September at 8:00 pm

Venue: NUIG Speech & Language Building, Aras Moyola, Lecture Room 1 (Room 120)

Presenters: Associate Professor Karen Moni

Associate Professor Karen Moni has had extensive experience teaching and researching in the field of English and literacy education. Her research interests include adolescent literacy and literature, literacy and young adults with intellectual disabilities, teacher education and teaching and learning in higher education. Dr Moni is also the Executive Director of Latch-On a research and teaching program focusing on literacy and young adults with intellectual disabilities and continues to research in the area of intellectual disability

Dr Anne Jobling
Dr Anne Jobling is part of an on-going research team examining the development and longer term adjustment of adolescents and young adults with Down Syndrome.

Mrs Janette Lloyd
School Of Further Education, The University of Queensland

If you have not already indicated your interest in attending, please respond by email to myself irene@downsyndrome.ie

Kind Regards

Irene Walsh
Galway Resource Officer
Down Syndrome Ireland
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