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Twenty-four Irish charities receive donations from The Hospital Saturday Fund

Twenty-four Irish charities received donations from the Hospital Saturday Fund at a special reception hosted in Dublin recently. In total, €106,500 was donated to the medical charities and organisations at the event, which was hosted by Ardmhéara/Lord Mayor of Dublin, Críona Ní Dhálaigh. Among the beneficiaries was Trinity College Dublin which received a donation to […]

Numicon Training One-Day Workshop

Date: 28th for September 2016 and second day on 27th of September if sufficient demand. Tutor: Cecilie McKinnon, Downsability UK What is numicon? Numicon is a maths teaching programme that uses a series of structured images to represent numbers. In the Numicon approach, the children use multi-sensory activities with patterned shapes, rods, number lines, and a broad range […]

Reading and Literacy Training Workshop

Date: Friday, 16th  September 2016. Tutor: Rebecca Baxter, Speech and Language Therapist,LetsGo UK This informative day covers what we know about literacy in children with Down syndrome and how best to support reading development. What will be covered? ! It includes practical ideas and examples for teaching literacy including examples of teaching activities, suggestions for resources, […]

Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams Well, we are under way! Planning permission has been lodged, thanks to Tony McGrath and PM. The mountain of paperwork, consideration, contemplation, evaluation etc is well and truly underway thanks to the hard work and determination of those involved at this stage with particular thanks to Ray O’Callaghan, Jason Bane, Jude O’Keeffe […]