Thursday, 29 September 2016

People with Down syndrome

Mid North Coast disability awareness campaign spreads the word globally
Nambucca Guardian, 19 September 2016
...  (Jacob’s) Year 10 work experience last year became a chance to help Jacob practice being in the work force as well as teach others how to work alongside him as a team member ...
Layton woman with Down Syndrome becomes Taekwondo master
Janae Francis, Standard Examinar, 18 September 2016
Rachel Fairbank may be a quiet, happy and nice woman with Down syndrome, but none of that has kept her from becoming a fifth degree black belt and earning the title of master in Taekwondo ... Immediately upon receiving her new black belt, Fairbank, 38, demonstrated skills that would easily leave casual on-lookers concerned should they ever find themselves sparing with her ...
About Down's syndrome: Luke
DSA (UK)
Meet Luke who is working for Wiltshire Police at the Crime and Communication Centre at Devizes Police Headquarters.

  • The Down's Syndrome Association in London, providing support and information in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, has posted a suite of personal stories of people with Down syndrome, including several about where various people work, and the wide range of jobs they do. It is a rich source of information about everyday life, well worth checking out from time to time to see new posts:

Hospital volunteer blossoms at Sharp Grossmont
Karla Petersen, San Diego Union Tribune, 20 September 2016
John Hengesbaugh is a man of many passions. He loves food and social media. He loves performing and meeting new people. He loves flowers and volunteering. And he really loves that he can indulge all of these passions in one place.

The place is Sharp Grossmont Hospital, where the 24-year-old Hengesbaugh makes flower arrangements and delivers them to patients. The passion is mutual ...

5 Ways Jamie Brewer Proves the Sky's the Limit For People With Down Syndrome
POPSUGAR Entertainment, 18 September 2016


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