New Parent Pack 2008
Down Syndrome Ireland have recently published the New Parent Pack, with the help of people with Down syndrome, their parents, NCH Tallaght, and Down Syndrome Ireland staff. It hails the most up to date information on being a new parent for a child with Down syndrome.
Development in Young Children 2008
Guidelines for Parents – Support Feeding & Oral Development in young children with Down Syndrome, Congenital Heart Disease and Feeding difficulties.
This booklet is intended to be used as a reference for the first 2 or 3 years of life. You are not expected to read it from cover to cover, but to dip in and out of it as questions arise or as you need guidance regarding your baby’s next step. It is also not intended to replace direct contact with the multidisciplinary team.
Welcome and congratulations on the birth of your new baby! We hope we can help you and your family to celebrate and welcome your son or daughter. The birth of a baby is an exciting and happy time for the whole family. When the diagnosis of Down syndrome is made it can...
National Ploughing Championships
Title: National Ploughing Championships Location: Ratheneska, County Laois Description: Stand 692, Block 2, Row 36 Start Time: 9.00am Date: 2015-09-22 End Time: 17.00pm
The Importance Of A Will
Recently I created a special needs financial plan for a family whose youngest child had a physical disability; it struck me how unaware they were of the dangers in not having a will. In the course of conversation they mentioned that making a will was something they...
How To Have A Prosperous 2013?
Let’s do something different this time, let’s make a New Year’s Resolution that lasts. Financial resolutions are often high on the list with promises of “spend less and save more”. Let me guide you on how to make it happen. Firstly, download my budget plan for your...
Domiciliary Care Allowance
The starting point for all entitlements is Domiciliary Care Allowance. This is a monthly payment for the benefit of your child. It is not means tested. I have nicknamed this the gate opener because when you are in receipt of this allowance then other entitlements are...
Carer’s Allowance or Carer’s Benefit
I recently got an email from a woman whose youngest son is on the Autism spectrum. She is working full time and was hoping to reduce her hours as her son now needs more care. In this article, I will explain the options but first before anyone can get additional...
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