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learning disability

Post Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:12 pm

My husband and I would like to move to France with our 22 year old daughter who has a learning disability. Obviously she cannot speak french. Are there facilities available to her such as day centres or groups.

 

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Re: learning disability

Post Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:34 am

These could be good folk to ask:

www.communitycare.co.u...ir-carers/


My instinct is that your daughter, without any French, would find that very challenging. You would need to choose somewhere very international to have a hope of finding a centre or group with someone who speaks English, or that cater in some way for English people.

I did some reading and research about how schools manage children with learning disabilities, and it wasn't terribly encouraging. Things are changing, and it does depend on the area and the school. But if it's a struggle with children, I suspect it might be hard with a non-French-speaking adult with learning disabilties.

Wishing you well.

Naomi

 

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:19 pm

Thank you Naomi. Unfortunately this is what I suspected. Looks like we may be staying in rainy Ireland. Many thanks for responding. Mel

 

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Re: learning disability

Post Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:57 pm

I wouldn't give up - but I do think you would do well to look at cosmopolitain areas. We are in the process of moving near Annecy, which is pretty international, without being a massive city. I'll see if I can find out anything - I'm tapped into all the relevant Facebook groups, and people are incredibly helpful. That would at least get a bit of a guide... I'm sure there are other places like it. Big cities obviously, but also thriving towns closer to the border with thriving countries. Esp Switzerland - where folk take advantage of Swiss incomes coupled with French living costs... Smile

 

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