Thursday, 24 December 2015

People with Down syndrome


The Media - And What It Is Like to Be Someone With a Learning Disability in It
Sarah Gordy, Huffington Post (UK), 8th December 2015
I am an actress and I happen to have a learning disability. I had a young employee in a supermarket come up to me the other day. He has a learning disability. He said; "Sarah you were brilliant yesterday, but you are not doing us any favours, your characters are always helpless and sad. Please play a character with a job, a life and giggles."

What could I say; I don't rule the world. But I agree. I think the media needs to change. I think it needs to do more to include people with a learning disability. I think it needs to stop seeing the disability and begin to see people ...
Young Australian artist's New York triumph
Sheila Pham, Australia Plus, 7th December 2015
We first met young Australian artist Josie Webster when she was hoping to travel to New York for the opening of an international exhibition featuring her work. Thanks to crowdfunding she's been to the Big Apple and had the time of her life ...

Intellectual disability doesn’t stop Westmeadows man landing job with Victoria Police
Natalie Savino, North West Leader (Melbourne), 12th December 2015
The past 10 months have been a dream come true for Calvin Lui, who hasn’t let an intellectual disability get in the way of landing an important job with Victoria Police. Now his recruitment is opening doors for others to do the same ...
Daytime, 7th December 2015
Jamie Brewer is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in the FX horror anthology television series American Horror Story. In its first season, American Horror Story: Murder House, she portrayed Adelaide “Addie” Langdon, the daughter of the main antagonist, Constance Langdon; in the third season, American Horror Story: Coven, she portrayed Nan, an enigmatic and clairvoyant witch, and in American Horror Story: Freak Show, she portrayed Chester Creb’s vision of his doll, Marjorie ...

Down's Syndrome martial artist Jacob Phelps earns black belt
Leicester Mercury, 22nd December 2015
Fifteen years after taking up ju-jitsu, Jacob Phelps, who has Down's Syndrome, has earned his black belt ...

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