Wednesday, 9 July 2014

People with Down syndrome in the media

Today, we are taking a break from concerns about effects of the budget, welfare reform and disability discrimination that have been in so much of the media lately, and focussing on people with Down syndrome living well:

Teacher who knows all about special needs
Poppy Louw, Times Live, 7th July 2014
Giving children with special needs the same opportunities she had is one of Sheri Brynard's biggest motivations as a teacher. The 30-year-old from Bloemfontein made history when she became the first person in South Africa with Down's syndrome to qualify as a teacher ...

Caleb goes from spectator to player at last
Angela Thompson, Illawarra Mercury, 6th July 2014
For years, Caleb Jordan's place in sport was on the sidelines, watching his four sisters in action.
But these days he has his own games to get to ...
Brad Hennefer still winning gold medals
Kevin Callahan, Courier-Post, 1st July 2014
... this latest gold medal for the Cherry Hill resident is for winning a national Special Olympics title. Brad teamed with his 30-year-old brother, Bob, to win the gold medal in golf at the Special Olympics USA Games at the Mercer Oaks East Golf Course in Mercer County. The Hennefer brothers have teamed in the past to win golfing gold medals on the New Jersey state level ...

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) trial begins in the ACT
Elise Pianegonda, ABC News, 1st July 2014
For the Mowbray family, it has been a long, anxious wait for the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). But today the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) opened its doors in Canberra and will begin the task of developing individual care plans ...

Be Strong, Rock On

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