Last Thursday (March 21st) may have been World Down Syndrome Day – but Friday proved to be Roscommon Down Syndrome Day!
To mark the occasion, Roscommon County Council hosted members of Down Syndrome Roscommon branch and their families.
During the afternoon there was a display of artwork and photographs submitted by branch members at the council offices.
After refreshments were served, members were warmly and eloquently welcomed by Cllr. Ivan Connaughton, Cathaoirleach, and Eugene Cummins, Chief Executive. It was a wonderful event for members who were made feel very welcome by all.
The Roscommon branch wishes to thank Creggs National School for their fundraising activities and kind donation on the day. The branch also invited Jackie and Bob McCormack and Caoimhe from Roscommon Special Olympics to the event.
Down Syndrome Ireland offers support and services to people with Down Syndrome and their families throughout Ireland. The Roscommon branch is one of twenty-five branches nationwide.
The branch provides members in Roscommon with: speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, home tutoring, cycling lessons in conjunction with Roscommon Sports Partnership, an annual Christmas Party, professional financial and legal advice for parents’ families, workshops for siblings and talks from professionals.
Members of the branch committee are John Landy, Tom Mulry and Deborah Condron.