Wednesday, 16 November 2016

People with Down syndrome


Dance and drama
Kate Powell, Down's Sydrome Association (UK), 2 November 2016
In dance we are showing a lot of feelings and emotions and building characters within dance, and drama as well. To show people what we do, that’s why we do our own shows that we love doing together as a group, we love an audience!

Karate competitor inspiring teammates at worlds
Michele Jarvie, Calgary Herald, 29 October 2016
A Calgary karate competitor has claimed a silver medal at the world championships held in Austria Saturday. But even though she fell just short of the gold, Natalie Olson has won the admiration of her club back home. Olson, 28, is a first-degree black belt, and was competing in her second world championships in the para-karate (intellectual disability) category ...
Ginette Davies, CornwallLive, 27 October 2016
A teenager with Down's syndrome has become the first at a sailing school for the disabled to achieve a top qualification. Rory Davies has spent three years training with Mylor Sailability. The 18-year-old from Truro has not missed a session in three years since attending an open day run by the charity and deciding he really enjoyed sailing ...

A unique view of St Paul's animals for young explorers - by a special artist
St Paul's Cathedral (London), 27 October 2016
We asked Reuben Coe, who was born with Down Syndrome, to draw a map - "I can do that!" he said.

The new Young Explorers' Map features many of St Paul's weird and wonderful animals, including an owl, camel and lots of Reuben's favourite lions. The map also has text in Reuben's Font - a design based on Reuben's handwriting ...
  • Find out more about Reuben and download Reuben’s Font at his website
Hold the phone! "Sammy Calls" is a huge hit
Jeff Zeverly, CBS8
Imagine recording a conversation with a loved one and sharing it with the world - every week. In Friday's Zevely Zone, Jeff traveled to Solana Beach where a sister has launched a podcast for her brother with down syndrome.

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