Foyle Down Syndrome Trust, Derry/Londonderry

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24 of our children experience pain and have difficulty walking due to fluid in their ears, vision problems and poor muscle tone.  Because of the grant from the Irish Youth Foundation, 20% of these children have mastered walking skills independently. The multi-sensory facility has been extremely beneficial in helping them explore their environment, encouraging better movement and self-determination which has helped relieve pain. One of our young people with Down Syndrome has named our Sensory Room as “Food for our Brain” and our young adults are currently designing and constructing a suitable plaque which will be proudly placed outside the room.