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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

People with Down syndrome in the media

Ours, Issue#1, August 2014
... I’m in my last year of school, at high school. I want to be a kindergarten teacher so I’m doing a special early childhood program through Gateway, where I do a lot of writing and reading. I’m doing really well. I passed Level 2 NCEA, and last year I passed algebra and calculus in Level Two of NCEA ...
  • Ours is an independent '... platform for young people to start conversations with one another about what matters to them in the lead up to the (NZ) general election ...' (September 2014)
Downright successful, capable and happy
Debora Van Brenk, The London Free Press, 18th August 2014
She is an artist, a dancer, a six-sport competitive athlete with two part-time jobs. And now Val Nyhout has added blogger to her list of achievements.

One of the region’s most versatile Special Olympics athletes is finding the Internet an ideal place to tell the world what a great life she has.

While there’s a wide network of parents blogging about life with children who have Down syndrome, it’s a rarity that someone with Down syndrome writes her own ...

What a married woman with Down syndrome wants you to knowParker Myles, 13th August 2014
Meet Kate Owens. Kate got married 3 years ago, and is busy loving life. I felt her beautiful love story needed to be shared, so I asked Kate to share some things about herself as well ...

Meet Hollie, the six-year-old cancer survivor who's chopping off her waist-length hair to help others
Carys Lewis, Wales Online, 6th August 2014
... Six-year-old Hollie Evans was diagnosed with acute myloid leukaemia, a rare form of the cancer, at just 19 months old, and underwent five months of gruelling chemotherapy. On December 10 this year, the Tremains Primary School pupil, who was also diagnosed with having Down’s syndrome 10 days after she was born, will mark five years since the last of four rounds of chemotherapy. But her parents Hayley and Steve were last month given the long-awaited “all-clear” confirmation they’ve been desperately hoping for ...

Meet Alex Snedden (video 26m 52 s)
AttitudeLive (NZ),  2013
Alex Sneddon’s parents have always wanted the best for their son. From early on they helped him to create the kind of life he wanted. Now the 24-year-old who lives with Down Syndrome is holding down four jobs and living an independent life ...

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