The Louth/Meath Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland manages an “Early Intervention Home Teacher Programme” for preschool children (aged from 1 year to 6 years) with Down syndrome in the counties of Louth and Meath. This Programme was set up by the Branch in 1982 as there was no State provided Home Teacher Programme available to children in Counties Louth and Meath. There are no administrative costs associated with the Programme, as it is managed on a completely voluntarily basis by members of the Branch whom are parents of children with Down syndrome. The Programme consists of Early Intervention Home Teachers visiting the home of the child with Down syndrome for one to two hours every fortnight throughout the school year (approximately 20 visits per year).
Queries from members on any aspect of the programme should be addressed to the Branches Home Teacher Co-ordinator:
086 3009060 or e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org