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Success in the RTE Toy Show Appeal for DSCNE!

Great News! The Down Syndrome Centre North East (DSCNE) has been awarded €16,532 from the RTE Toy Show Appeal grants for 2022 by the Community Foundation for Ireland. This grant will fund our comprehensive 2022-2023 Early Intervention programme for children with Down Syndrome aged 2 to 6 years old and help to change children’s lives for good in the North East – namely Monaghan, Cavan, Louth and Meath

This programme has been running in small groups since the centre opened in November 2018, but we wish for it to grow and expand to meet the growing demands and needs of our service users. This would mean, more classes available throughout the week so we can cater for more children. It also requires extra equipment and resources to enable the children, and families to get the most out of each session. The aim would be that the project grows or is maintained to a high level of numbers enrolled each year, so that DSCNE is supporting as many children as possible with Down Syndrome from the North East region, to enable them to access the pivotal Early Intervention services that they require. DSCNE’s vision is that all individuals with Down syndrome have access to the services & support they need to achieve their individual potential and live independent, fulfilling, and self-determined lives. By providing Early Intervention services, we are supporting and empowering individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential which is the greatest attainment.