Friday, 25 November 2016

Weekend reading and viewing: 26 - 27 November 2016



To speak out, people with intellectual disability need to see other people with intellectual disability using their voice ...

To support participation of people with Down syndrome you need to give them time - to plan, prepare and grow into work ...
Michael Sullivan, 
November 2016, Darwin


Catalyst 2016 
Accessible Arts, 16 November 2016 
The Catalyst Dance Residency was a national artist development program across 2015 and 2016 supporting 14 dance practitioners with and without disability who demonstrated commitment to integrated dance practice.

The program comprised a 7-day Skills and Career Development Residency in year one held at Carriageworks and a 6-day Choreographic Research Lab Residency in year two held at Critical Path.

Full information on the program can be found on the Accessible Arts website, here.




Guy Lodge, Variety, 22 November 2016
Maite Alberdi's sensitive, good-humored study of Down's Syndrome adults expresses anger against the system with a light touch ...Though Alberdi’s short, audience-friendly film offers plenty of sweetness and light observational humor, the sad anger of its message still burns through; international distribution, particularly on VOD platforms, is quite feasible ... One to look for on the festival circuit.

Recommended online periodicals
Joan Medlen (dietician and wellness coach, author of the Down Syndrome Nutrition Handbook) recommends the latest issue of the online newsletter Impact published by the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota - a feature issue on Person-Centered Positive Supports and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
'This new issue in the redesigned Impact series shares articles from around the country that profile exemplary strategies for delivery of services; educate about the guiding principles and choices that must be examined in policy and practice; and tell personal stories of the difference that person-centered positive supports make for people', Editorial.

Hand in Hand, the newsletter of the Down Syndrome Research Foundation in Vancouver, is published four times per year in March, June, September and December. 
Opening doors for students with disability
Every Australian Counts, 10 November 2016
A program at Sydney University is giving young people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to experience life as a uni student ...

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