Wednesday, 26 October 2016

People with Down syndrome


First cohort of Colorado students with Down syndrome starts college this fall
Jennifer Brown, Denver Post, 4 October 2016
College freshman Mia Barone’s fingers are flying in the campus library, her eyes closed as she signs the words on her study list — tomorrow, free, champion, flirting.

The 18-year-old with hot pink streaks in her hair that match her fingernails has a gift for sign language. Barone, who has Down syndrome, began learning to sign as a baby and hopes that after she graduates from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs she will work as an interpreter or children’s sign language teacher ...


This Aussie legend has notched up 30 years working at Maccas!
Australian Women's Weekly, 25 October 2016
Russell O’Grady is everything you want from an employee – he’s dependable, hard-working, enthusiastic, and above all loyal – so his bosses at McDonald’s have been lucky to have kept him on for the past 30 years ...

Natalie Olson's trip to Japan
VATTA Team, Canadian Down Syndrome Society, 4 October 2016
Hi everyone, Natalie here! I just got back from a trip to Tokyo, Japan and I want to tell you all about it. I had the opportunity to travel to Japan for a karate tournament with my Shintani team. I love being part of the team, we work hard together, train together and support each other ...

Duo Become First Reporters With Down Syndrome at Local News Station
Melissa McGlensy, The Mighty, 
Two Special Olympics athletes are now the first reporters with Down syndrome to work at Denver7 News, an ABC affiliate. In a weekly series, Hanna Atkinson, 21, from Littleton, Colorado, and Connor Long, also 21, from Louisville, Colorado, conduct interviews and host segments on the athletes, coaches, volunteers and families of Special Olympics Colorado. They work in the studio with anchor Eric Kahnert and out in the field with a production team ...
Inside Edition, 7 October 2016
An Oklahoma teen with Down syndrome, who was made an honorary deputy amid his battle with cancer, celebrated with his "fellow officers" as he was declared cancer-free. Cade Wegener, 13, of Berryhill, was celebrated for the second time in a year by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office when he was declared cancer free, just months after becoming an honorary deputy ...

Elijah Mayfield doesn't let Down syndrome get in his way
Jennifer Brown, KRCGTV News, 13 October 2016
One Jefferson City man has shown there are no limits to what he can do.

When Elijah Mayfield goes to work at the State Capitol, the atmosphere seems to lighten. As a mail courier at the Capitol, Elijah doesn't let Down syndrome stand in his way.

"I deliver documents for different agencies at the State Capitol," he said with pride ...

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