Tuesday, 21 July 2015

People with Down syndrome online and in other media


Woman with Down syndrome to celebrate 40th birthday by skydiving
Steve Kuhlmann, The Eagle, 16th July 2015
Wendy Erdman likes to remind people as often as she can that while she may have Down syndrome, "we're more alike than different." Her most recent way of proving it: skydiving for her 40th birthday ...
AFL umpires bridging gap between sport and disability through Fiona McBurney Match Day Experience
Ben Waterworth, Fox Sports, 6th July 2015
Lewis Beeby loves to re-live his favourite photobomb. Over and over again ...
Seattle teen invited to White House
Alex Rozier, KING 5 News, 15th July 2015
An 18-year-old from Seattle has been selected to attend Michelle Obama's "Beating the Odds" summit at the White House on July 23 as part of the "Reach Higher" initiative ...

Kate Monaghan, BBC News, 10th July 2015
"I didn't want to work in Asda. I wanted to run my own business," says 28-year-old Laura Green. The young entrepreneur from Runcorn, Cheshire, says that because she has Down's Syndrome people didn't think it was even worth talking to her about her future ...
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS: David Kenward, winner of the My Perspective prize, on how his bridge camera takes him everywhere
The RPS Journal, July 2015
In June, the York-based photographer won the sixth My Perspective prize, awarded to photographers with Down’s syndrome, organised by the Down’s Syndrome Association (and supported by GlaxoSmithKline) ...
Bundy dancer to light up USA
Bundaberg NewsMail, 30th June 2015
A young Bundaberg dancer will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform in front of a global audience at this year's Special Olympics World Games. As a member of Brisbane-based dance group Bust A Move Dance, Ellen Randle-O'Sullivan will travel to Los Angeles in July to line up as part of the Games' week-long entertainment ...
And in case you missed the link to Karen Gaffney's TEDs Talk on 10th July, here it is again:

All Lives Matter (14m 27s)
Karen Gaffney TEDx Portland, 30th May 2015
Karen Gaffney left the Rose City and the World in awe with a captivating Talk that explored the history, current state and progress of Down Syndrome. Her idea? All lives matter. Further, we must refine our vocabulary and eradicate “the R word” as the word “retard” has no place in our daily language ...

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