Thursday, 5 May 2016

People with Down syndrome

Townsville's 'Master Shredder' shows how work can change the life of people with disabilities
Kathleen Calderwood, ABC North Qld, 28 April 2016
At 21 years old Emma Lynam is kicking goals — she has her own flat, her own small business, and recently hired her first employee.

Bringing a little Bolivia to Dunedin
David Loughrey, Otago Daily Times 13 April 2016
A Dunedin man has brought his Bolivian heritage and photographic skills back to the city after visiting the birthplace of his parents. Carlos Biggemann yesterday officially opened his exhibition ‘‘Carnaval de Oruro'' ...  with striking images from the festival in the city of Oruro ...


Meet Pablo Pineda: 10 Things To Know About First Person With Down Syndrome To Graduate College
Janel Saldana, Latin Times, 24 March 2016
Pablo Pineda has made of his life an on-going learning experience. Pineda, now 41 years old, was the first person with Down syndrome to ever graduate from college and he didn’t stop there. The unstoppable Spaniard can also be called a writer, teacher, actor, TV host, and conference speaker ...
Eric Barton, Mirabels Magazine, April 2016
... It's three hours before dinner service at the much-acclaimed Fort Lauderdale restaurant Valentino Cucina Italiana, and things are hectic. There's a chef braising osso buco while another trims pork loins. On the front counter, sous chef Dean Bergman shreds cheese. It's not easy work. He's working on 5 pounds of Parmesan, and using a microplane no bigger than a desk ruler. He's smiling, though, the way someone smiles after landing a good job. Or maybe more like the job ...

"Love" - excerpt from Heartbreak and Beauty
Bus Stop Films, 15 April 2016
Our last excerpt, from our award-winning film, Heartbreak and Beauty, is love! Within the segment, Gerard O’Dwyer breathes life into the timeless, Shakespearean tragedy, Romeo and Juliet as he expresses the all consuming fire of romantic love. Gerard also breaks stigmas in this piece, as he eloquently recites Shakespeare while care-taking a lodge, showcasing that people with an intellectual disability are capable of a lot more than what society gives them credit for ...

Never Give Up: The Story of Collin Clarke
Men's Health, 1 May 2016

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