and expansion has been the policy of the Athy branch of the Irish
Wheelchair Association since its foundation in 1969. Social evenings,
home visits to members and day outings progressed to full holidays
and very basic day care by the voluntary workers.
day activity service was the natural follow-up and Teach Emmanuel
was the answer.
This centre is a partnership between the Eastern Health Board and
the Athy Wheelchair Association. The centre was built by the Eastern
Health Board and furnished and equipped by the branch. It is a model
of its kind.