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Saturday, 16 March 2013

Weekend reading and viewing: 16th - 17th March 2013

Yes, I am one f those parents, Bec Oakly, snagglebox, March 2013 Asking for the things our kids need and being persistent until we get those things is not designed to make anyone’s life harder. It doesn’t make us difficult or troublesome or demanding, it makes us good parents who want our kids to have the things they need. We want to solve problems, not create them.

Missing Out on Beautiful, Amy Julia Becker, Huffington Post, 13th March 2013... just as I don't know how to tell photographers the way to capture her smile, I don't know how to tell the social bystanders the way to capture an accurate portrait of our family.

New prenatal screening test for Down syndrome raises questions, Leisa Scott, The Courier-Mail (Brisbane), 9th March 2013. Abridged online version - the full feature was published in the print edition.

The weird and wonderful story of the disability rights movement, Sarah Barton, Ramp Up, 7th March 2013. Film-maker Sarah Barton is completing a feature documentary on the history of disability activism and neither she nor we could wait to give you a sneak-peak at the facts she's unearthed. Over the next couple of weeks, we'll look at the origins of the disability rights movement.

Winning artwork to be sold in studio fundraiser, News Local - The Hills, 7th March 2013.  Fabulous photo of Emma Brodie with her award winning artwork for the Studio ARTES exhibition Botanical ARTES.

Louisville teen to receive national 'Champions of Change' award in DC, Kimberli Turner, Colorado Hometown Weekly, 7th March 2013. Connor Long acts as a role model to other kids with disabilities, teaching them about the full life he leads and his advocacy. The National Down Syndrome Society will present Connor Long with their  'Self-Advocate of the Year' award March 13.

Opening Higher Ed to Students with Developmental Disabilities, Jasmine Evans, Diverse - issues in higher education, 10th March 2013. College can be a safe space for people, young and old, to learn and grow. Through programs like the Academy of Inclusive Learning and Social Growth at Kennesaw State University (KSU), youth with developmental disabilities now have the option to experience college. These students have health issues like autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and specific learning disabilities.

 A special way to dance, Samantha Gardiner,Weekend Sunrise, 9th March 2013. Special Olympics dancers prepare for  their performance at the opening of the Asia-Pacific Games in Newcastle in December 2013.

Video of Lauren Potter's address to the Arc of Greater Twin Cities Gala, in Minneapolis Minnesota, USA 15th February 2013. On her role in the TV series Glee, and the profile it has given her to advocate against bullying of people with disabilities. 11m 56s.

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