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Thursday, 25 June 2015

People with Down syndrome online and in other media

People With a Learning Disability Aren't From Mars
Sarah Gordy, Huffington Post (UK), 15th June 2015
As an actress with Down's syndrome and a learning disability you could say I'm fairly rare. I've always enjoyed acting and was told I had a strong talent for it at an early age. Some people underestimated me though.

Today I'm filled with pride to help Mencap announce the beginning of Learning Disability Week. A week where the charity is hoping to break down some of the barriers people like me have faced, by making sure the public really understand what a learning disability is, and that there's no reason to feel afraid or awkward when talking about learning disability ...

Growing up with a disability and facing the bullies
House With No Steps (blog), 23rd June 2015
Growing up with a disability meant that at times I had to face bullies. I want people to know that bullying is not normal and it needs to change - Susy ...

Stephanie Holland, The Road We've Shared, 24th May 2015
One of the ways society is finding out more about Down syndrome is through television and film. While healthy debates within our community critique the message of stories and methods used to tell it, we can all agree that the performances are priceless ...

Woman with Down's Syndrome first in UK to win professional dance tuition place
ITV 2nd June 2015
A 20-year-old woman from Nottingham has become the first person in the UK with Down's Syndrome to gain a place on a scheme for talented young dancers.

Beth Gardiner from Wollaton auditioned for a spot on the Centre for Advanced Training, a programme in which amateur dancers can get professional tuition to further their careers ...

Being a person with Down's syndrome
Kate Powell, DSA (UK) blog,  3rd June 2015
Me Proud. I am a Person To make a difference to a lot of People that’s Me. We may find things difficult, everybody does...

Ruckus Group set to tread the boards
Michele Jedlicka, The Inverell Times, 29th May 2015
It has been a week of dreams and wishes. Alison Richardson, filmmaker Tim Dennis and the ruckus ensemble from Parramatta’s Beyond the Square performing arts program for people with disability spent the week with people in Inverell.

Ruckus itself came for the trip to hone their skills as workshop leaders and encourage locals with a disability to be creative and push beyond their perceived limitations ...

Martin Sheets, Who Shone at the Special Olympics, Dies at 62
Richard Goldstein, New York Times, 24th May 2015
Martin Sheets, who became a face of the Special Olympics, winning more than 250 medals competing for more than 40 years in its events for people with intellectual disabilities, died on Thursday in Greensboro, N.C. He was 62.

“Through the years, we’ve had so many people with children or other family members with special needs say how much it’s meant to see Marty and know of his accomplishments ... He’s had a great life.” ...

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