Councilors united against closure of Letterkenny SEN preschool

 

Cllr Michael McBride
Cllr Michael McBride

Donegal County Council has unanimously opposed any HSE plans to close the special needs preschool in Letterkenny.

One facility has closed in Inishowen with services to be withdrawn in Donegal Town later this year - it is feared that beyond 2015, the facility in Letterkenny will suffer the same fate.
The council has agreed with a Councillor Michael McBride motion to oppose the plans with that message to be echoed by Donegal representatives at Tuesday's HSE regional Forum Weest meeting in Galway.
The HSE intends to integrate children attending Special Needs preschools into main stream schools but parents warn that will not suit all children with special needs.
Michelle O'Kane's son attends the preschool in Letterkenny, she says its closure will impact future generations of children with special needs:

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