Wednesday, 21 December 2016

People with Down syndrome

James is crashing barriers
Barossa Leader, 2 December 2016
“Life’s good,” says 25 year old James White. The Nuriootpa resident couldn’t be happier after being appointed a Member Ambassador for Down Syndrome SA, one of only two to be given the 12 month role.

“I’m very proud – very happy,” said James ...


Tom has a paid job at The Environment Agency’s National Laboratory Service

Down's Syndrome Association (UK), 8 November 2016
Tom has lots of work experience, including in catering, but had been looking for a more permanent work challenge for some time. Although Tom has plenty of transferable skills, he faced many barriers to the workplace ...

Doctors said he would never hold a job — now he's retiring after 35 years
Colleen Jones, CBC News, 15 December 2016

The energy he brings and surrounds himself with is contagious. After Andrew MacEachern was born with Down syndrome in 1960, medical experts told his father he would never learn to read or write, or ever hold down a job.

He proved them wrong. On Wednesday, after 35 years delivering supplies around the Victoria General hospital in Halifax, MacEachern was celebrated by his co-workers at a well-earned retirement party ...


How a man with Down syndrome achieved his dream of becoming a firefighter
Brian Brueggemann, Charlotte Observer, 16 December 2016
Jason Eagan is a firefighter in Sandoval, Illinois, and has Down syndrome. Lt. Matt Horn says Jason is a valued member of the volunteer department ...

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