Thursday, 17 March 2016

People with Down syndrome ... it's not all about work

While we focus on the different jobs that people with Down syndrome work in, what else have some of them been doing lately?  It's a long and varied list - holding solo art exhibitions, training for international swimming competitions, adventuring, leading workshops at the Museum of Contemporary Art, celebrating significant birthdays ... and that's just s few:

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Studio A artist Peter Dudding's  first solo exhibition, curated by Paul Williams,
2 - 24 March 2016 - First Draft Gallery, Wolloomooloo 

Michael Cox, Taylor Anderton, Ashley-Kate Schlenner set sights on Down syndrome World Championships in Italy
Alicia Nally, South-West News (Qld), 6 March 2016
This year’s Down syndrome World Championships is destined to be something of a double celebration for soon-to-be-married couple Michael Cox and Taylor Anderton.

Not only will Mr Cox defend his 50m freestyle crown and his fiance enter the Italian competition with a good shot at placing, it will also be a honeymoon for the pair. The couple will marry in June ahead of the international swim meet in July ...


Trying New Things!
Will, VATTA, 7 January 2016
It’s not often that people choose to be so daring, so daring like skydiving from a plane and getting a thrill of a lifetime. Soaring through the sky, being attached to an experienced skydiving teacher, feeling the dream and the breeze, and holding on for dear life ...

Meagan Pelham's Owl-Making workshop at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Studio A, Facebook photo album, 6 March 2016
Meagan Pelham, Studio A's resident romantic, held an owl-making workshop at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia as a part of MCA Genext's event for youth. Meagan lead participants in drawing and decorating owls in her own style saying that the only requirement to particiapte in the workshop was to 'bring a sense of love.'

Country's oldest Down's syndrome man celebrates 76th birthday near Yeovil
MF Lennon, Western Gazette (UK), 22 February 2016
A man believed to be the oldest with Down's syndrome in the country has just celebrated his 76th birthday.

Home manager Ann Nicholson said: "To some this may not be a landmark age. However, for Kenny, this is another milestone as it is believed he is the oldest man with Down's syndrome in the country ...

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