Down syndrome

Down Syndrome is caused by the presence of an additional chromosome – chromosome 21. This is why it can also be known as “Trisomy 21”. Down Syndrome typically occurs because of a chance happening during cell division at the time of conception. This extra chromosome affects each person differently. Physical effects can include heart & digestive tract problems, and vision or hearing impairments.

And all babies born with Down Syndrome have low muscle tone otherwise known as hypotonia, which means that they have to work extra hard to master skills such as crawling, walking & talking. Everyone with Down Syndrome has some degree of learning disability which can be significantly improved given additional help and support.

News & Events

Thank you École Floreal – La Chanson Moi Aussi

We’re getting ready for our big release in August 2020. A very big thank you to the Year 4 class of Floreal, to their teacher Madame Gabrielle Bonnet who worked tirelessly with them to prepare for their first professional song recording, to Eoghan O’Sullivan who, with so much energy, coached them through the process, and […]

Moi Aussi My Story in Vevey

Moi Aussi My Story Vevey: many thanks to the city of Vevey who have offered to extend the duration of the exhibition. It will now be in place until the end of June. And with the space available there, visitors can also respect social distancing. Welcome. Moi Aussi My Story Vevey: un grand merci à […]

Vernissage cancelled, but the My Story show goes on!

Moi Aussi My Story Vevey: while we had to cancel next Saturday’s launch party, today we completed our installation in Vevey where it will be showing for the next three weeks. Please come along if you can while also keeping a little distant! Thank you for your support.

Association Board

Laura Mulcahy

Founder and mother of two kids, including Emer who has Down Syndrome

John Walsh

Member of Moi Aussi, Marketing Professor at IMD & father of two kids, including Emer who has Down Syndrome

Hayley Hay

Member of Moi Aussi, Professional photographer & mother of 2 kids

Eimear Loparco

Secretary of Moi Aussi, Trust Manager & mother of two kids