Mother worries son with Down syndrome will suffer with no programs

CBC News | September 23, 2016, Written by Sherri Borden Colley

A Nova Scotia mother is worried about what will happen to her 20-year-old son with special needs once he leaves high school in the spring.

There is no day program in East Hants where Sally MacNearney and her son, Jimmy MacNearney, live.

Jimmy has Down syndrome and autism, and functions at the level of a two to three-year-old child. He graduated from Hants East Rural High School in June 2015, but is allowed to continue classes there until he turns 21-years-old in May.

After that, MacNearney does not know what the future holds for him.

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Jimmy MacNearney will be finished high school soon and his mother is worried about finding him activities during the day.

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