Tuesday, 24 June 2014

People with Down syndrome in the media

Smile that made Down's girl a Sainsbury's star: Natty is face of supermarket's children's clothing campaign after beating hundreds of hopefuls

Beezy Marsh, Daily Mail (UK), 23rd June 2014
A girl of seven with Down’s Syndrome has been chosen from hundreds of hopefuls as the face of a major children’s clothing campaign. The decision by Sainsbury’s to use Natty Goleniowska to advertise school uniforms is a step forward in making children with the condition more accepted, say campaigners ...

Athlete With Down Syndrome Sues For Right To Compete
Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, 20th june 2014
A 24-year-old with Down syndrome is suing in federal court after he was allegedly denied the opportunity to compete in the sport he loves due to his disability. After training in mixed martial arts for more than four years, Garrett Holeve is looking to take his competition to the next level. However, the Cooper City, Fla. man says his efforts to move from exhibition matches to participating in amateur bouts have been thwarted because he has Down syndrome ...

Wrexham man with Down's syndrome wins black belt
Jonathan Grieve, News North Wales, 16th June 2014
... “Although the training and concentration got more intense, he just focussed himself and kept at it. He wasn’t confident about taking the grading, but he took advice from the club instructors he trusts and stayed calm and focussed to pass" ...

Jianna Georgiou - a dancer with exceptional talent
Jianna Georgiou is one of four 2014 recipients of the Australia Council for the Arts’ Community Partnerships Career Pathways – Professional Development funding ...
Visit the home page of Jianna's website to see what she achieved throughout 2013.

Don't Kill Us
Speak Out, Spring Special Edition 2014
The astonishing story of famed swimmer and Down syndrome activist Karen Gaffney, to whom the University of Portland presented an honorary doctorate in May 2013.

Actress Jessica Kishner Morgan on Her Big Break
Aol.on Entertainment, 28th may 2014
... as a guest star on the Hallmark Channel original series ‘Signed, Sealed, and Delivered'
I'm Taking a Stand to Make My Difference in the World
Lauren Potter, Huffington Post (Impact blog), 2nd June 2014
... I want to live in a world where everyone can live, go to school and go to work without having to be afraid. Afraid of being judged, afraid of being bullied or cyber-bullied. Afraid of new things. Afraid of failure. Afraid of dreaming. In fact, I want to live in a world where people are actually celebrated for their differences, just as I celebrate mine! ...

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