Give Our Members A Chance - Laois Down Syndrome

Niamh Cafferkey, a member of Down Syndrome Cork branch, has been working at Bus Éireann in Cork for a year and a half.

Both Laois and Down Syndrome Ireland are calling for better work integration on World Down Syndrome Day.

Laois Down Syndrome is asking the public to give their members a chance.

Down Syndrome Ireland is using World Down Syndrome Day to highlight how bringing people with condition into the workforce can be hugely beneficial to them and their colleagues.

They've launched an ad campaign showing a young girl breaking down many barriers the public perceive she can't.

Michael Gorman is Laois Down Syndrome PRO, he says the importance of their members being accepted in the workplace can't be underestimated:

Laois Down Syndrome hopes a new employment centre of excellence for people living with intellectual disabilities will become a beacon.

It submitted planning permission for a two-training-room modular building in Abbeyleix last year, and is waiting for the local authority ro review additional information it sent in December before making a decision on the project.

PRO of Laois Down Syndrome, Michael Gorman says they are being patient and hoefully soon they will have news to celebrate:

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