Friday, 11 April 2014

People with Down syndrome in the media

Published on Apr 8, 2014
Trailer for The Talented Mr Digby ...  a feature length observational documentary that follows 26-year-old Digby Webster, a talented Sydney-based artist, on his journey to becoming independent. The film is being made by EDK Productions.

Adults 'Latch-On' to new jobs
The Clare Champion (Ireland), 29th March 2014
Two years ago, the Clare branch of Down Syndrome Ireland became one of the first groups in Europe to introduce the first literacy program for young people with Down syndrome, entitled Latch-On: Literacy and technology hands-on ...
Childhood sweethearts who both have Down syndrome to marry nearly 30 years after their mothers met at support group for children with disabilities
Jessica Jerreat, Mail Online, 3rd April 2014
When Austin Wayne Underwood proposed to his girlfriend Jessica Smith, it marked a celebratory milestone for the Texas couple, who both have Down syndrome. Austin and Jessica first met when they were three years old, after their mothers connected through a support group for children with disabilities ...

Overcoming the stigma of Down syndrome
Fred Dickey, U-T San Diego,7th April 2014
... Karen still has Down syndrome — you don’t lose that — but no longer does it seem a calamity. But what you can lose, because Karen did it, is the stigma attached ...

David Park, an American professional photographer has put together a tribute to 12 people with Down syndrome (including his own son) for World Down Syndrome Day 2014.  Their stories and photographs are here.

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