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Saturday, 06 April 2013 10:33

Getting Resource Hours for your child

What is it with boxes and why do service providers and the government love them so much; when the implication of the "box" can be huge for an individual child. If a child is boxed as having a moderate learning disability, then significant supports are avaiable from service providers, and schools. However,  if a child has mild intellectual disability then the supports available to help a child in achieving their potential are defined by the ability of the parent to "persuade" the authorities that their child deserves it over all the other deserving children. So what can you do about it ?

Sunday, 24 February 2013 09:57

Lobbying for services

Theres been some parents who have contacted us with information that their child has been told that their child must move to another service provider, or that the current provider cannot offer them services any more. In one case a parent whose adult son is in residential care was asked if they owned their own home because they can get a grant to modify the house so that their son could live there instead of in residential care. If any of this sounds familiar please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Monday, 20 September 2010 20:01

Disability Appeals Officer

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Down Syndrome Dublin
C/O Carmelite Centre
Aungier Street,
Dublin 2
t: 01 902 2989
The Dublin Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland - CHY 6064

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