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Parent Seminars & Groups

Parent Seminars

Welcome to our enriching seminars, exclusively designed for parents like you. Led by knowledgeable professionals from various sectors, these seminars cover a wide range of topics, all tailored to the needs of the Down syndrome community.

Our engaging topics include education, financial wellbeing, diet & nutrition, toileting, behaviors, sensory processing, and handwriting. Each seminar is thoughtfully crafted to provide you with valuable insights, practical tips, and strategies to support your child's unique journey.

We understand the importance of staying informed and empowered as parents. That's why we invite you to join us in these informative sessions, where you'll find a wealth of knowledge and a supportive community.

Parents Plus

Welcome to Parents Plus, a valuable 6-12 week programme tailored for parents like you! We offer supportive group sessions, with groups based on your child's age, providing a practical and solution-focused approach that emphasises your strengths as a parent.

Our therapy team is dedicated to helping you navigate various aspects of parenting, from preschoolers to teenagers. Throughout the programme, we'll empower you to:
• Advocate effectively for your child
• Cultivate strong attachments and positive relationships
• Manage behaviours with confidence
• Support your child's education and development
• Reduce parental stress and find balance
• Strengthen family relationships
• Boost self-esteem and confidence in both you and your child
• Address topics like puberty and sexuality with sensitivity
• Prepare your child for adulthood and future transitions

We understand the challenges of parenting, and our aim is to provide you with the tools and support you need to foster a nurturing and thriving environment for your child's growth. Join us in this rewarding journey, and let's build a stronger, more confident parent within you.

Parent Coffee Mornings

Join our warm and inviting Parent Coffee Mornings, where you can connect with other families with Down Syndrome children. Drop in anytime, pour yourself a cuppa, and engage in relaxed conversations with fellow parents who truly understand your journey. This is a safe and supportive space to share experiences, exchange insights, and build lasting connections. Let's savour these special moments together and create meaningful friendships that uplift and inspire us on this incredible parenting adventure.

Join our Parent Seminars and Groups Today

For more information, or to register interest, email below

The Down Syndrome Centre is compliant with all regulatory requirements for care of children, clinical practice, teaching and governance. 

Memberships include: Down Syndrome International, the Wheel and the Charities Institute Ireland, from whom we have Triple-Lock status for fundraising, governance and financial management. 

We are registered with the Charities Regulator to whom we submit our annual report.

Charity Number: 20055158 
CHY: 15750
Sandyford Centre
Unit 3, 82 Furze Road,
Sandyford, Dublin 18 
D18 DP49
Swords Centre
Willowbrook House,
Balheary Road, Swords, Dublin 
K67 R8C6
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