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The Louth/Meath Branch is one of the 25 branches of Down Syndrome Ireland. The Louth/Meath Branch was founded in 1982 and represents 240 member families throughout the counties of Meath and Louth. The Branch is run on a completely voluntary basis by a committee elected annually at our Annual General Meeting. Hence our motto is “Parents for Parents”. The committee meets once a month, (usually the first Monday in the month) at 8.00pm in the Residents Hotel, Ashborne. New committee members are always welcome. 

The Louth/Meath Branches goal is to help people with Down syndrome make their own futures as bright and independent as possible by providing them with education, support and friendship every step of the way.

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. In 2011, seventy one children participated in this vital programme.

The Branch in cooperation with CATTS Ireland runs a Speech & Language/Occupational Theraphy Programme. Currently there are over 50 memebers availing of this programme.

The Branch is delighted to announce the introduction of a Adult Literacy Programme in April 2012. The Programme is available to all adult members of the Branch who have completed full time education.