Monday, 23 February 2015

People with Down syndrome online, and in other media

Bus Stop Films, 13th February 2015
Documentary about Bus Stop's latest film 'Heartbreak and Beauty' here you will be able to see their inclusive filmmaking and creative process.
  • Heartbreak and Beauty premiered in Sydney on 21st February 2015.
Somebody to love
Fergus Falls Journal, 16th February 2015
Jill Oland and David Stenslie are in love. The signs are easy to see. Jill calls him “honey” and gently takes his hand and folds it into hers as they sit on a couch in her cozy south Fargo apartment ...

Lebanon's 'Ghadi': Down Syndrome child is an angel, not a demonAmal Al Jabry, Emirates 24/7, 15th February 2015
Lebanon's official Oscar entry explores both humanity and bigotry ...
Alex Heigl, People, 12th February 2015
... the 30-year-old actress broke another barrier Thursday, becoming the first model with Down syndrome to walk during New York's Fashion Week.  Brewer modeled as part of Carrie Hammer's "Role Models Not Runway Models" campaign, wearing an original design by Hammer ...

Melissa Cutler, Fox4 News, 11th February 2015
A Highland Park high school student is making an impact at his part-time job. Nick Jones' task is to make sure every car on his dealership's lot is perfect, and his work is making a bigger impression than he may realize. One thing that sets 18-year-old Nick apart from many is how happy he is to go to work ...

Games call has Cassy beaming 
Courtney Crane, Geelong Advertiser, 7th February 2015
Geelong born gymnast Cassy Geffke will mark her 25th year in the sport with her fourth Special Olympics World Games berth ...

Ready for work but is work ready for me?
Thea Calzoni, Every Australian Counts, 3rd February 2015
... Social acceptance is related to the role a person is given in the workplace. Why, with all her performance skills and ability with words, has Pippa not been welcomed into a ‘front of house’ job? So far her paid work has been out the back – in fast food kitchens or shelf stacking – never in customer service. This is a common experience of people with disability, regardless of their many abilities ...

Who Unlocked the Gate?
An Australian film in pre-production - the cast page includes profiles of two actors with Down syndrome, Tara Coughlan and Max McAuley who will have roles in the film.

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