Monday, 1 August 2016

People with Down syndrome

Annette Telfer Team Manager Australian Down Syndrome Swimming Team
Shannon Byrne, Grandstand (ABC radio), 24 July 2016 (10m 32s)
The Australian Down Syndrome Swimming team are world champions after a successful week in Italy. They will be bringing home 14 world records. Annette Telfer, team manager, spoke with Grandstand's Shannon Byrne about the teams success ...

Stephen Matthews, Daily Mail Online (UK), 29 July 2016
A woman who is celebrating her 75th birthday this weekend is believed to be the oldest woman in the world with Down's syndrome ...

Taranaki's Arthur May celebrates 70th birthday, joins ranks of New Zealand's oldest citizens with down syndrome
Hannah Lee, Taraniki Daily News, 24 July 2016
For New Plymouth man Arthur May, celebrating his 70th birthday is an exceptionally major milestone.  The two time gold medallist has joined the ranks of those with Down Syndrome who have entered their (eighth) decade ...


Jamie Brewer meets the  Up Club
While Jamie Brewer was here in Oz for 'Kill Off', she also met members of Down Syndrome NSW's Up Club! Watch the reel of the event, which includes her stirring speech as well as snippets of 'Kill Off'. Also, a big thank you to the generosity of the Sherry-Hogan Foundation for supporting the event!

Back from London with his trophy
Margot Taylor, Otago Daily News, 26 July 2016
Dunedin man Carlos Biggemann is lost for words when it comes to describing how he feels after winning the international section of the United Kingdom Down Syndrome photography competition.

Through tears and a wide smile, he eventually explains it means "everything'' to him.

In June, Mr Biggemann (25) travelled to London with his mother and sister to receive the Stephen Thomas award for his photograph Colours of Fire of a sunset over Uluru, Australia ...


Introducing Our Ambassadors, Abby Earl And Nathan Basha!
Bus Stop Films, 29 July 2016
Bus Stop Films (BSF) is excited to welcome Abby Earl, star of Channel 7’s ‘A Place to Call Home’, and Nathan Basha, international speaker and award winning disability employment advocate, into the roles of ambassadors for Bus Stop Films. Together they bring with them a wealth of knowledge about the film industry and a passion to help us usher more diversity and inclusion into our cinematic landscape.

For almost five years, Nathan Basha has eagerly participated in BSF workshops. He’s a high achiever and in 2015 he won the award for Excellence in the Employment Inclusion at the NSW Disability Industry Innovation Awards. Recently, he was a finalist in the 2016 NSW Young Australian of the Year Awards as well as the 2016 Young Achiever Awards ...

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