Makaton 2016

Down's syndrome Northern Ireland

The Down’s Syndrome Association in Northern Ireland has a Makaton Regional Tutor. This means the member of staff has been trained by and has a licence from the Makaton charity to offer training.

Makaton training for professionals. Professionals are people who are working full time with people with learning disabilities. This can be in the areas of nursery, school, health and social care.

For the Makaton Foundation Course Stages 1-4 next training dates, please call our office on: 02890665260 or email

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