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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

People with Down syndrome in the media

People with a disability deserve the same rights as everyone
Petula Dvorak, Washington Post Local, 25th October 2013
I met a woman this week who may be the leader of our nation’s next big civil rights movement.
Barely 5 feet tall in a regal red jacket, Jenny Hatch commanded the room at American University’s School of Law when she asked: “How do we make sure a person’s rights are not taken away, like mine were?”

Advocating in Your Community
Janet Charchuk and Matthew MacNeil, VATTA, 29th October 2013
... I met with (Community Inclusion) and some government people to tell them about the need for affordable and supportive housing. They did a study on aging parents and with that data and advocates like me…the government listened!
... Everyone wants to have a group of friends to hang out with. It is hard when your friends invite you to go out to a sporting event or some other fun activity, but you have to say no because you have no way of getting there. Having transportation helps us be independent adults. Many self-advocates want and have jobs. Public transportation helps us get to work. This is important to be independent ...

Arvada restaurant employs 40 developmentally disabled adults
John Meyer, The Denver Post, 27th October 2013
Kira Witt is very precise when explaining how she does her favorite job at Jack's Bar & Grill, making sweet- and-sour mix for margaritas with freshly squeezed juices. She describes each step in the process slowly and deliberately — her halting speech the result of a developmental disability — but the pride and enthusiasm she has for her job is evident, both in her demeanor and her attention to detail ..

Fairy-tale finish
Chuck Culpepper, Sports Earth, 28th October 2013
... Would John Southworth finish his 8K when he'd spent all of college at 5K and only lately 6K? ... Would this 24-year-old man with Down's Syndrome, in his debut in the men's race rather than a separate provisional, help his five-man team cobble together the five finishers required to score points?

First runner with Down syndrome finishes NYC marathon Video (3.03)
(US) Today, 4th November 2013
He crossed the finish line hours after the winners, but Jimmy Jenson still set a record at the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday: He's the first person with Down syndrome to complete the race.

Down syndrome doesn't stop artist from painting
JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner, 28th October 2013
... Peggy LeAnn Tyler ... is the winner of many blue ribbons from the Weber County Fair. The story seems no different from those of other talented artists. Until you realize Peggy has Down syndrome ...

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