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19th century Lunacy Act prevents my daughter from buying a house, says mother

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

The mother of a 24-year-old woman with Down syndrome claims young people with disabilities “are out in the cold” and “on their own” when they turn 18.

Phil Kennedy is calling for education programmes which are tailored to suit individual levels of ability to be put in place to allow them to develop their full potential.

Ms Kennedy, who lives in Waterlane in Bohermore, says her daughter Grace Bruen, together with other young people in the same situation, are on the “road to nowhere” when they finish second level school.


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