Monday, 2 February 2015

Mixed messages

Ignorant people say stupid things about Down syndrome
Mark Leach, Down Syndrome Prenatal Testing, 30th January 2015
From the news page, purportedly independent-thinking people say stupid things about Down syndrome, while a grandmother shares wisdom gained from having a granddaughter with Down syndrome ...

Meanwhile, even if we here in the Southern hemisphere don't get the Superbowl fuss in the US, a great deal of short sharp focus will be on a little girl with Down syndrome featuring in a much-hyped ad, doing something pretty ordinary:

Super Bowl Ad Features Girl With Down Syndrome
Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, 30th January 2015
... this family was not specifically chosen but we’re thrilled they stopped into their local McDonald’s on that day to take part in this special commercial that is all about lovin’ our customers ...

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