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A girl model from The Down Syndrome Centre North East Fashion Show Nov 2024

The Down Syndrome Centre North East (DSCNE) was founded in 2018 in response to a recognised need in the North East region for the provision of support and facilities for families and carers of young children with Down Syndrome.

DSCNE, based in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, provides free and heavily subsidised dedicated services specific to children with Down Syndrome, and their families in Cavan, Monaghan, Louth, Meath & surrounding areas. DSCNE is run by a voluntary board of directors & parents of children with Down Syndrome.

Photography by MIAN Photography & Training

Our Board

Meet the board members of DSCNE and see who is part of our organisational structure

Centre Team

This place doesn't run itself : ) Meet the people who keep DSCNE running smoothly.


Our staff have a wide variety of skills and a few strange hobbies! Learn more about them here.


Various Committees are drawn from parents of our service users & other stakeholders


The core ethos of DSC North East embraces Positivity – we strive to create a bright future where children and adults with Down Syndrome are given support to reach their full potential and live independent and fulfilling lives.


DSC North East provide family-centred support services to meet the individualised needs of all children and families; clinical therapies, family support services, education, information and advice. To find out more about the wide range of therapies and activities we provide please visit Our Services and Events to find out more.


We also have a huge focus on families. The centre is a place for parents, siblings & extended family to meet, get information and advice. The heart of the centre is our family room and coffee dock which provides space for individuals to come together to form friendships, share experiences and form a peer support network.


We rely on fundraising to finance the running costs of the charity so we are appreciative of each donation, large or small. Without the support of our benefactors to date, we would not be where we are now.  If you would like to support our charity please click here.

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