Wednesday, 7 December 2016

People with Down syndrome

ScreenAbility internships 2017 awarded
Congratulations to Audrey O'Connor on gaining one of eight paid internships in the first round of the ScreenAbility initiative launched by Screen NSW earlier this year, with recipients announced this week.

Audrey will be working with Giant Dwarf Theatre in Redfern, as a camera assistant. She is an experienced actor, writer and film-maker, having worked on Don't DIS my ABILITY campaigns, with Ruckus Ensemble, Sydney Theatre CompanyBeyond the Square and with Bus Stop Films as an actor and cinematographer.

Emma Gordon-Smith Loves Blue Roo Theatre Company
Scenestr, 21 November 2016
Blue Roo is a Brisbane theatre company that focuses on and celebrates talented performers who are living with varying disabilities that by no means ever hinder their performance abilities ...

Tracksuit: The WA dance troupe putting performers with disabilities centrestage
Eliza Laschon, ABC News, 20 November 2016
A dance program in Perth is helping people with disabilities to build physical and cognitive strength through movement, but for Lauren Marchbank it is simply about doing what she loves.

This 25-Year-Old Aussie Lives And Works With Disability
Emma Brancatisano, Huffington Post, 22 November 2016

Nathan Basha is an office assistant at Sydney radio station, Nova 96.9, working alongside hit duo Fitzy and Wippa. He is 25-years-old, lives out of home and has an impressive infatuation with movies.

CBS News (Boston), 2 December 2016
Collette Divitto is now running her cookie business around the clock, CBS Boston reports. Since the station profiled the 26-year-old late last month who was born with Down syndrome, she has received orders for more than 25,000 cookies around the country ...

Best mates are now TV stars
Michelle Smith, Bayside Star News (Qld), 22 November 2016
Joe Surawski and Alex Procopis are best mates who do everything together, including making an appearance on television. Joe, of Bracken Ridge, appears in the latest Anglicare Southern Queensland ad now screening on both TV and in cinemas, and Alex, of Clontarf, has just finished filming for two episodes of an SBS comedy drama ...

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