CI Ballyraine Letterkenny
Where is the programme based?
CI Ballyraine, Ballyraine Industrial Estate, Letterkenny, Co Donegal
Who is the programme for?
Programme is for:
- Adults / Individuals aged 18+ , who have a diagnosis of intellectual disability and/or autism.
How can someone get on the programme?
Referrals to the programme(s) are normally through an Occupational Guidance Officer/ HSE Day Services Supports Guidance Development Unit.
Cost of the programme
The programme is free. There is no charge for the programme, there may be a cost for some community based modules or activities, depending on the modules chosen. If you travel with SITT Local Link to/from the centre, SITT charge €3 per day for this transport.
What supports are available?
Each person will be supported to:
- Have their own Person Centred Plan.
- Have an individual timetable.
Supports can be made available for:
- Active Support
- Positive Behaviour Support
- Assistance with Personal Care
- MDT support as necessary, e.g Social Work, Psychology
What activities make up the programme?
DCITS offers modules & activities in line with New Directions - specifically the 12 Pillars of Support. These modules offered are reviewed annually and service users give feedback on what modules that want or don't want. Some modules are seasonal/weather dependent and some may be time limited. An example of some of the modules currently on offer includes:
- Aqua Aerobics
- Discover Donegal
- Numeracy & Literacy
- Health & Exercise
- Physio Fit
- Personal Safety
- Travel Training
- CI Dawn
- CI Alpha
- CI Aspire
- CI Connect
QI Certification is available as an option for anyone who wants it, at levels 1, 2 and 3.
How long can someone stay on the programme?
DCITS provides support for adults aged 18-65. Attendance is not time - limited. Plans and transitions will be fully supported for service users progressing through DCITS Programmes at levels Dawn, Alpha, Aspire and Connect.
Is the programme full-time or part-time?
DCITS offers both full-time and part-time options, depending on each individual’s needs, wishes and preferences.
Is there a waiting list for the programme?
You should contact the Programme Coordinator directly for up to date information on waiting lists.