Down Syndrome Wexford was first established in 1978 and we currently have a membership of 79 families. These include 26 adults with Down syndrome, 12 secondary school students, 22 primary school students and 9 pre-schoolers. We welcome new members of all ages living in County Wexford.
Acting Chair, Marion Barry - 086 8198796
Secretary, Barbara Delahunty - 085 7771677
Treasurer, Sharon Healy - 087 2458693
Additional Committee members – Catherina Dixon, Lisa Walsh, Shannen Meade, Gail Martin
ADDITIONAL BRANCH SERVICES
Education and Therapy
We run a summer tutor programme where school children can avail of up to 8 hours one-to-one teaching over July and August for a nominal fee with the branch paying most of the cost.
We subsidise respite care and counselling for all family members, not just the person with DS.
While we do not directly provide therapies such as Physio, OT, or SLT, we do offer families a budget up to which limit we will reimburse them on presentation of receipts. This budget is reviewed annually. Members may also apply for reimbursement of costs for other activities, such as gymnastics, horseriding/equine assisted therapy, dance, etc.
Life Skills and Social Groups
- Group for teenagers and young adults is held on Thursday evenings.
- Drama and social skills for primary school age children is held on Friday evenings.
- 321Tots Toddler group for pre-schoolers is held on alternate Sunday mornings.