Tuesday, 4 February 2014

People with Down syndrome in the media

Yoga works wonders for keen sportsman
Jessica Willard, Cessnock Advertiser, 29th January 2013
Jason Rasmussen has tried his hand at many forms of exercise including gymnastics, soccer, swimming and even horse riding. But for the past few months, the 24-year-old has been attending weekly yoga classes in Cessnock and the results speak for themselves ...

Fifteen years of service
Down Syndrome NSW e-Update, February 2014 issue #1

Congratulations to Ruth Cromer, vice-president of the Up! Club, who was recognised for her outstanding achievement at work. Ruth has been continuously employed by St George Bank for fifteen years, working at their Head Office in Kogarah. Ruth is photographed receiving her certificate from her Manager and Supervisor along with a celebratory cake.
Down Side Up, 24th June 2013
... Sarah is a beautiful, talented, humorous actor, (you may have seen her in Upstairs Downstairs or Holby City), a charity ambassador, a public speaker and a campaigner. Sarah recently agreed to let Family Downs Side Up interview her ...
The interview is accompanied by some beautiful photographs of Sarah.

A ‘Glee’-ful visitor speaks at Eastern
Kailee Dunn, Easterner (the student run newspaper of Eastern Washington University), 30th January 2014
Lauren Potter may seem different, but she is just another 23-year-old with dreams and aspirations, which came true when she received the call of a lifetime four years ago.

Potter, who has Down syndrome, plays sprightly and vivacious Becky Johnson from the TV show “Glee.”

Eagle Entertainment hosted Potter to speak to students about bullying in Showalter Auditorium on Jan. 22. Along with witty one-liners and playful banter, she stole the hearts of the crowd when she shared her amazing journey through life this far.

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