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Donegal TD and Senator raise concerns over education of children with Down Syndrome

first_img Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Google+ WhatsApp News Previous articleGweebarra fishing row back before the courtsNext articleAllstate Northern Ireland Managing Director not ruling out expanding premises at new Strabane Business Park News Highland A Donegal Deputy and Senator have spoken in the houses of the Oireachtas on the issue of resource hours for children with Down Syndrome.40% of children with Down Syndrome in the main stream school system are not allocated resource hours to assist in their education because Down Syndrome is not listed as a ‘complex low instance disorder’ by the education department.82 of those children are in County Donegal.The  issue is currently being reviewed by the National Council for Special Education with a report due later this week.Deputy Pearse Doherty spoke on the matter in the Dail while Senator Brian O’Domhnaill raised the issue in the Seanad:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/downsam.mp3[/podcast]Senator O’Domhnaill was told in the Seanad by the Junior Education Minister Ciaran Cannon that the matter is under review by the NCSE and any recommendations will be acted on:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/respam.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Pinterest Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Donegal TD and Senator raise concerns over education of children with Down Syndromecenter_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – May 15, 2013 WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more