Friday, 9 May 2014

People with Down syndrome in the media



The film clip choreographed by Michelle features Josh, Lorcan, Michael and Chris from Restless Dance Theatre.  Our congratulations to Restless Dance Theatre on being ling-listed for the 2014 Australian Dance Awards (winners will be announced in November in Sydney)
Matthew Ward, Suffolk News-Herald, 6th May 2014
As Harris Fisher progressed through the Boy Scouts toward the coveted Eagle Scout badge, the 21-year-old with Down syndrome considered giving up several times.

“When that would happen, the leader at that particular level would give a call and ask if Harris was still interested,” (his father) said. The inquiries always made it clear that Troop 16 Driver ... didn’t want to lose someone they considered a valuable member,


Merry Makers - interview on Studio 10  (3 m 24s)
ten play, 1st May 2014
Monic Aitken and Lucinda Bryant were interviewed about their preparation for the Merry Makers Gala concert at the Opera House on 4th May.

My Name is David Heller, Class of 2018, The College of New Jersey, and I Want to Tell You, “Nothing Is Impossible”
David Heller, The Good Men Project, 28th April 2014
I want other people to know that young men with Down Syndrome are just like other guys. We have the same kind of hopes and dreams ...

Lunch at the training restaurant
Rachel Baxendale, The Australian, 25th April 2014
Zoe Lovegrove’s increased ability to let her family and friends know how she’s feeling has brought her mother to tears more than once since she received a tablet computer as part of her NDIS plan in December. The 18-year-old, from Bridport in Tasmania, has Down syndrome and often struggles to communicate, but the tablet, coupled with the extra support for her and her family from a caseworker, has made a huge difference ...
(Also posted in News and commentary on the NDIS (20)

A royal morning in Canberra
Juliet Rieden, Australian Womens Weekly (online), 24th April 2014
It's been a big morning for six-year-old twin brothers, Oliver and Sebastian Lye, who joined the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to water the English Oak tree planted by the royal couple in Canberra's National Arboretum ... Sebastian has Down Syndrome, a vision impairment and is hearing impaired, but he doesn't let this get in his way of joining in everything his brother does. The twins both play soccer and they love to swim ...
(Also posted in Weekend reading viewing: 26th - 27th April 2014)

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