Down Syndrome Ireland, the national organisation of parents and guardians of people with Down syndrome, was established in 1971 to provide a support network at a time when the provision of services for people with disability was in its infancy.
Down Syndrome Ireland has a membership of over 3,000 family units and provides support to both the person with Down syndrome and their families.
The organisation operates from a head office in Dublin and a network of 24 county branches, providing access for people with Down syndrome to a range of localised support services which help to improve their quality of life.
The vision of Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) is to promote a society in which individuals with Down syndrome can fully participate as citizens and thereby live to the best of their ability.
Down Syndrome Ireland continues to expand its delivery of established services of the National Resource Centre. The National Resource Centre currently employes full-time specialists working in the areas of Early Intervention, Counselling, Medical Services, Education and Independence serving all people with Down syndrome.
With our specialists working full-time on behalf of Down Syndrome Ireland we are now closer to building a Down Syndrome National Resource Centre to facilitate our objective.
Down Syndrome Ireland,
Unit 3, Park Way House,
Western Parkway Business Park,
Ballymount Drive, Dublin 12.
Tel. 01 - 426 6500
Low-call number: 1890 374 374