Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Down Syndrome NSW and Bus Stop Films - a little history

A little bit of Down Syndrome NSW history featured in a Sydney Morning Herald article yesterday,  in the Meet the Boss series. Bus Stop Films has grown into a strong, highly respected multi-award winning initiative under Genevieve Clay-Smith's leadership, providing arts, learning and employment opportunities for many adults with Down syndrome. We've written about  the involvement of people with Down syndrome in Bus Stop activities and achievement many times in our posts. 

We're pleased to have had a role in its development:
... answering an ad in the university newspaper set the then 19-year-old onto a far more intriguing path; one which, in 2015, led her to being awarded NSW Young Australian of the Year. 
"Down Syndrome NSW wanted a filmmaker to make a documentary. I spent two years with the six families in the film, and it changed my life," Clay-Smith says. 
When the project was finished one of the participants, a young man with Down syndrome, said that he wanted to be an actor. 
Clay-Smith got to work ...   
Sue White, Sydney Morning Herald 
30 January 2017 

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