Monday, September 25, 2017
Frontline Issue 80
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by Annemarie Ní Churreáin, Community Worker

The Dara community inclusion programme The need to belong to a community is universal, regardless of ability or disability, and access to an independent social...

This article describes the life story of Mary McCormack, a 64 year old lady with an intellectual disability. The differences between living in a congregate setting to her own community house are highlighted through Mary’s own words. Mary is a happy and smiling lady who enjoys meeting with people as spoken by Mary, herself to Eleanor Finnegan.

Support services for people with an intellectual disability were limited in Ireland in the 1940 and 1950s. Research shows that people with disabilities were...