Monday, 24 February 2014

People with Down syndrome in the media

At the Cricket
Debra Jeffris, Down Syndrome NSW eUpdate #1 February 2014

Sam from the South Coast and Jordan from the Central Coast met through Special Olympics and have become great mates. This picture is of them at the T20 cricket in Sydney. It was snapped just as they spotted themselves on the big screen! They had an absolute ball all day playing cricket with Special Olympics followed by going to the evening game at Homebush.

Sam has just come back from Adelaide where he played for the NSW B team. It was hot (45 degrees on the Saturday) but he loved making new friends and the group of 25 boys and young men were beautifully behaved for the 4 days we were there. There was lots of hugging, fun and laughter. NSW didn’t do so well in the cricket but they were definitely the happiest, the most enthusiastic and the loudest!! A great experience.

Woman with developmental disability helps homeless population
Maegan Prejean, KLTV, 21st February 2014
An East Texas woman with a developmental disability is helping the homeless population one plastic bag at a time ...

York photographer David Kenward’s work to feature in London show
Gavin Aichison, The Press, 21st february 2014
Works by a talented photographer from York will be showcased in a national exhibition in London. Images by David Kenward will be displayed in The Reveal exhibition at The Menier Gallery next month. It is the first major visual arts exhibition in Britain to solely promote the work of artists with Down Syndrome, and is timed to open at the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Week ...

NDSC Film Expert Reviews “Robocop”
Chess Mitchell, (US) National Down Syndrome Congress, 19th February 2014
Chess has recently reviewed Robocop for our friends at NDSC. These are his findings.

Rome restaurant serves up new attitude toward Down syndrome
Marc Henri Maisonhaute, Yahoo News (via AFP), 14th February 2014
... "We heard good things about it so we wanted to come," said one woman, while her friend added: "Basically it's a normal restaurant -- except the waiters are nice!" ...

Onstage: liberated into other worlds
Keith Gallasch, RealTime #118, December- January 2013-2014
... Anne-Louise Rentell is the director of The Man Who Dreamt the Stars, a group-devised performance about the power of the imagination, produced by Wollongong’s Merrigong Theatre Company in association with The Disability Trust. She’s working with two actors with disabilities and a small team of able-bodied collaborators ...

Inclusive Education Program at the University of Sydney - Annual report
Centre for Disability Studies, University of Sydney, november 2013
The Inclusive Education Program (IEP) was developed to support people with intellectual disabilities to audit lectures at the University of Sydney and enjoy the experience of University life. They commit to attending University for up to two years and each semester they have the opportunity to select two units of study for auditing. By auditing it is meant that students are accepted into the classes by the lecturers without having to be enrolled in a degree course. As auditing students they are not required to submit work for assessment; however they work on an individual project that they present at the end of each semester ...

Miller's world record swim is ratified
Corey Martin, The Examiner (Launceston), 15th February 2014
South Esk (Tasmania) swimmer Aran Miller's 200-metre backstroke record was ratified by the Down Syndrome International Swimming Organisation yesterday ...

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