Saturday, 1 December 2012
Weekend reading and viewing 1st - 2nd December
Katie Senior, International Day of People with a Disability Australia 2012 - 'inspiring stories'
Creating awareness around Down syndrome, Cecilia Lindgren SBS TV News, 27th November 2012
How I hope the NDIS will help us, John Walsh, Don't DIS my ABILITY (blog), 20th November 2012 .Choice and control for people with disability must be the cornerstones of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Down but not out, Paula Penfold, 60 Minutes (NZ), June 2012. 15 minute report about the introduction of a new prenatal screening policy in NZ.
Loving a child on the fringe, Cristina Nehring, Slate, 28th November 2012. Subtitled: There is an element of cowardice in Andrew Solomon’s Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity. A book review cast in the light of the reviewer's experience as the mother of a little girl with Down syndrome.
5 tips to help children with special needs feel comfortable at your holiday party, Gillian Marchenko, 19th November 2012
13 ways to enhance your child's social skills and make friends, Emma Sterland, Friendship Circle (blog), 27th November 2012
Love, caring help Crystal Barton reach 71 despite Down syndrome, Robert Sanchez, Daily Herald (Chicago), 21st November 2012
Becoming, Fiona Yaron-Field, Shifting Perspectives (a Facebook album), Portraits of seven young adults with Down's syndrome. (Fiona Yaron-Field) says: I watch my daughter and her close friends forging their identities, aspiring to the same images of beauty, of love, of popularity as their typically developing peers. These photographs celebrate their emerging strong sense of self.
Made you look, Don't DIS my ABILITY campaign for International Day of People with Disability (3rd December), November 2012. Magazine, also available in print.