Fran, is a founding member of Inspired and was part of the Inspired team who hosted an inclusive fashion show that highlighted the efforts of designers such as Don O’Neill to enhance disability integration. She has particular expertise in areas of youth development and leadership and promoting career readiness for people  with ID. Fran, a qualified Homeopath, is one of Irelands long established leaders in this sector. She sits on the Inspired Financial Advisory Committee and is Treasurer for the organisation. Her passion to promote the rights of people with ID stems from her son David who is Down Syndrome. From the time David was born Fran’s career has paralleled with her personal plight for change within the disability sector. She aims to create community and employer awareness and continues to champion self-advocacy and citizenship.