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The Down Syndrome Centre North East

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Contact Information
Phone: +353429423181
Service Regions:
  • Cavan Town
  • Cavan - North
  • Cavan - South
  • Cavan - West
  • Cavan - East
  • Monaghan Town
  • Monaghan - Clones
  • Monaghan - Ballybay
  • Monaghan - Castleblayney
  • Monaghan - Carrickmacross
Service Short Description:

We provide essential services, information and support to people with Down Syndrome and their families in the North East

Contact Position: Services&Activities Coordinator
Service Regions additional information:

Our centre is based in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan but we support families from all over Cavan, Monaghan, Louth and Meath

Where service is provided (e.g. centre-based / outreach) :
  • Service provided at above address
Cost of service to user:
  • Charge applies for some services / some services free
Notes on cost of service:

Therapies - €25 per session
Early Intervention sessions - €15 per session
Activities - Varies from €0 - €15 per session depending on costs (Centre aims to subsidise 50% of costs)

How to access the service (referral pathways):
  • People can self-refer / access the service directly (without the need for a referral)
  • Parents / guardians can refer
  • Through schools
  • Through other community / voluntary services (e.g. Family Resource Centre / youth organisation / Sligo Social Services, etc.)
Do young people need parental permission to use your service?:
  • Under-18s need parental permission
Age-range catered for:
  • Pre-birth
  • Early years (0-6 years)
  • Primary school age (4-12 years approx.)
  • Post-primary school age (13-18 years approx.)
  • Young adults (18-24 years)
  • Adults (25-64 years)
  • Adults (65+ years)
  • Other (please specify)
Description of main activities / services for children and families::

Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Music Therapy, Early Intervention, Handwriting classes, Baby Massage, Moo Music, Counselling

Do you specialise in any particular issue(s)?:

Children with Down Syndrome

Are counselling services regularly supervised? If so, please state what these arrangements are.:

Our counsellors are contracted in for services as required and have their own supervisors

What, if any, regulatory bodies are counsellors are members of?:


C:TEK, Riverside Road, Drummond Otra, Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, Ireland, Ireland

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

Our core ethos 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.

DSCNE currently provide an Occupational Therapy service, Early Intervention groups for those aged 2-6 years, Music Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Handwriting without Tears classes, Drama and social groups and also Adaptive Dance for both children with DS and their siblings.

DSCNE provides a range of activities & information seminars on a regular basis for parents, grandparents, extended family members, as well as education professionals. These include counselling, parent and baby musical sensory class, baby massage, financial wellbeing workshops, Lámh Communication Training & many more parenting information sessions, workshops, coffee mornings and other sibling activities and social occasions. 

DSCNE is run by a voluntary board of directors & parents of children with Down Syndrome and receives no state funding for the “day to day” operations of the charity. All our therapies, services and activities are offered to family either for free, or heavily subsidised 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 - looking forward to continue making a difference in 2021 and beyond.

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(0 to 24 years of age, plus pre-birth services) in Cavan/Monaghan
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