Wednesday 28 September 2016

Scholars all ready for 'big school'

Published 28/06/2016 | 02:30

Flynn Kane, Aidan Lernihan and April Coveney are the first group to celebrate their graduation from SKIP, (Special Kids Intervention Programme) run in the Down Syndrome Centre in Sandyford.
Photography; Conor Healy Photography
Flynn Kane, Aidan Lernihan and April Coveney are the first group to celebrate their graduation from SKIP, (Special Kids Intervention Programme) run in the Down Syndrome Centre in Sandyford. Photography; Conor Healy Photography

Flynn Kane (6), Aidan Lernihan (4) and April Coveney (5) are among the first group of youngsters with Down Syndrome to graduate from a special programme that prepares them to enter mainstream school.

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They are the first graduates of the Special Kids Intervention Programme, or SKIP programme, run by the Down Syndrome Centre in Sandyford, Dublin.

The programme targets all areas of development, including speech and language skills, social and fine and gross motor skills to hone social and independence skills.

The graduates will all be attending mainstream school in September following two years in SKIP.

Irish Independent

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