Wednesday, 28 May 2014

People with Down syndrome in the media

The actor with Down's syndrome tackling Dickens
Damon Rose, BBC News, Ouch, 23rd May 2014
An actor with Down's syndrome is to play the title role in BBC Radio 4's new classic serial, Barnaby Rudge. Although his non-standard speech might be an extra challenge for the listener, the producer feels it shouldn't happen any other way ...

Hanna Atkinson's 2014 Commencement Speech
Filmed at Heritage High School's 2014 graduation. These wise words were written by Hanna and were delivered on 5/21/14. The title of the speech is "Do not let others define who you are".




Down's Syndrome man Ashley Marshall's flock of eye-catching birds
Darryl Ames, The Craven Herald, 16th May 2014
A young man with Down’s Syndrome who tends to a small flock of eye-catching birds is building a sense of community spirit on a Skipton estate. Ashley Marshall, 23, a former pupil at Brooklands Special School, is raising rhea, peacocks, turkeys, geese, ducks and other poultry in hen pens on the Middletown allotments ...

Pablo Pineda, Spanish actor with Down Syndrome: ‘We are not sick’
Hope Gillette, Soludify, Jul 17, 2013
What do you think when you hear the words ‘Down Syndrome’? Do you think of a talented individual, with a graduate college degree, traveling around the world giving motivational speeches, and leading a life very similar to yours? If you don’t, maybe you should.

Northumberland girl helping to raise cash for charity who helped her after hair loss
Lisa Hutchinson, Chronicle Live, 19th May 2014
... Abbie ... is overwhelmed by her new wig. She said: “I love it. I feel like a princess.” Abbie started losing her hair and was diagnosed with alopecia in April last year.

“She had her confidence knocked,” said Alison. “We think it is stress related and she is waiting for further medical appointments ...

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