Corporate Support


About The Down Syndrome Centre

The Down Syndrome Centre was founded by Peter Gaw whose two youngest children have Down Syndrome. Peter and his wife Mary were so frustrated by the lack of services available to their two children that Peter decided to set up his own services-led organisation where children with Down syndrome could thrive.

Our charity has been around for a few years and, in October 2014, we were finally able to open the doors to Ireland's first (and only) services-led centre for children with Down syndrome and their families.

Our centre currently caters for children with Down syndrome aged 10 and under. We currently provide intervention services including Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, ‘Team 21 Tots’ a parent and baby class and an early-intervention programme, SKIP. We also run a Social Skills course for older children, organise monthly seminars and workshops and host an expert panel who provide parents with answers to any questions they might have about their child.

The centre itself has become a central hub where friendships are blossoming, particularly in our warm and colourful family resource room. It has become known as a place where you are guaranteed a friendly welcome!



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An exciting time to build a relationship!

This is a very exciting time for a corporate partner to come on board with us as we move into the second phase of our centre, which is the expansion of our services to meet growing demands.

Our service users and their families are full of praise for the work we are doing in the centre. Since opening the doors last October we’ve helped over 80 families and hope to have helped many more by the end of 2015!


Opportunities for your Organisation

•       The chance to make a huge difference to a vital organisation that does not receive any government funding.

•       A partnership with Down Syndrome Centre and, therein, the chance to tie in with our ethos of celebrating difference, positivity and acceptance. 

•       Access to our small but efficient Fundraising staff who will be happy to help with all areas of event organising and promotion.

•       Online promotion through DSC social media platforms to an active Facebook audience of over 73,000. 


How Your organisation can get involved!

The Down Syndrome Centre offers corporations and organisations a wide variety of support, sponsorship and interactive opportunities to meet the needs of your corporate social responsibility and giving programs. For more information click on one of the links on the left hand side of this page or contact us on (01) 661 8000/