In a large converted house opposite the Swords Fire Station, the first Down Syndrome Centre in North Dublin officially opened earlier this month.
The new facility offers a number of services to children with Down Syndrome and their families.
The centre, known as Willowbrook House, is a purpose built, home from home, therapy led clinic. It is desigened so that children as young as three months old can come and enjoy a natural progression through classes and therapies throughout their childhood.
They offer speech & language therapy, occupational therapy, early intervention programmes, physio, baby massage, keyboard klub, music therapy and more.
Cllr Ian Carey said:
“It is really great to see a facility like this right in the heart of Swords. It will be invaluable to children in Swords with Down Sydrome and their families as well as many those from further afield.
“I know they have been operating and helping families in the area for nearly a year not but it is great to see the centre officially launch. It is wonderful to see the important work they do and I wish all the management and staff the very best in the years ahead.”