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Voices for Down Syndrome Galway

Voices for Down Syndrome Galway - supporting Galway's Down syndrome community through speech and language therapy

Voices for Down Syndrome Galway is a Speech and Language Therapy project within the Galway Branch of Down Syndrome Irl.

Established in 2005 by a group of parents of children with Down Syndrome, the mission of our organisation remains true to its initial objective - the provision of Speech and Language Therapy for our branch members…children and adults with Down Syndrome in Galway city and county.

Today, the project remains parent ran and parent driven. Providing essential speech and language therapy to almost 100 persons with Down Syndrome in the Galway community.

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Voices for Down Syndrome Galway- supporting Galway's Down syndrome community through speech and language therapy

1-3 Year Olds….The ‘Little Owls’ initiative is a joint approach in service of an early communication group of infants and young children with Down Syndrome between 1-3yrs in Co. Galway. It has been developed in Galway city and has been running successfully since 2000. Little Owls is a partnership between Voices for Down Syndrome Galway, and Brothers of Charity. It is a collaborative initiative between Community Nurses in early intervention, and a Speech and Language Therapist, and this partnership has been the key to its success. The speech and language therapy element of the group sessions is funded by the Voices project.

Age 3 and upwards….Upon graduating from Little Owls, parents have the option for their child to avail of further therapy with Voices for Down Syndrome Galway Speech and Language Therapist.

Employing 3 specialised Speech and Langague Therapists, the project provides therapy to 100 members across 4 clinics locations (Galway city, Moycullen and Claregalway).  The projects founding clinic is based in NUIG, where Voices therapists work in collaboration with the Speech Therapy Dept., giving students valuable clinical experience in exchange for use of state of the art therapy clinics and access to some of the leading academics in speech and language therapy in the country.

where your money goes

Requiring €150,000 to sustain itself annually, the project receives NO government, institutional or national organisation funding.

With the generous help of our supporters and families, the running costs of the project are raised through a mixture of fundraising events, charitable donations and corporate partnership.

The project remains parent ran by a small group of volunteer parents, with the assistance of a part-time project coordinator. Speech and Language Therapy is provided free of charge, but members are encouraged to donate annually towards the project and assist with fundraising initiatives.

events

08th Oct 2022 - 08th Oct 2022

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contact details

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Unit 7 Cois Chlair, Claregalway, Co Galway, IRELAND - H91 A2F4

cause registration

Revenue (Charities Unit) (CHY): 6062

Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA): 20010164

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