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, Gail Martin - 086 3192136
Additional Committee members – Ailse Whelan, Catherina Dixon, Lisa Walsh, Shannen Meade, Sharon Healy, Siobhan Sinnott
ADDITIONAL BRANCH SERVICES
Education and Therapy
- Summer Tutor Programme
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 also subsidise respite care and counselling for all family members, not just the person with DS. While we do not directly provide therapies, such as Physiotherapy, OT, SLT we do offer families a budget up to which limit we will reimburse them on presentation of receipts. This budget is reviewed annually.
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.