Tuesday, 7 February 2017

People with Down syndrome


Sporting hero Harry is thrilled by the prospect of celebrating his 70th birthday
Chris Taylor, Daily Record (UK), 16 January 2017
A Special Olympics hero has defied the odds by reaching his 70th birthday. Harry McLachlan is marking the milestone with a party set to rival the celebrations after his games triumph. The former athlete admits he would rather have a slice of cake than take to the field, but pals revealed his competitive nature means he is now a force in the snooker hall ...

For Closter Artist With Down Syndrome, Art Is About Ability
Lorraine Ash, Garfield Daily Voice, 27 January 2017
Sometimes Closter artist Andrew Weatherly works at Target, plays tennis and coaches basketball. Other times, he’s a painter, photographer and poet ...

American Horror Story star talks disability awareness
Matt Yuyitung, The Charlatan, 17 January 2017
Jamie Brewer, an actress best known for her roles on American Horror Story, came to Carleton on Nov. 25 to deliver a talk about her path through the entertainment industry.

Brewer, an actress with Down syndrome, talked about working with her disability and her advocacy work for others with developmental and intellectual disabilities ...

Special Olympic skier heads to World Winter Games
Lynette Hintze, Daily Inter Lake, 28 January 2017
On a recent afternoon at Whitefish Mountain Resort, Cedar Vance was still full of energy after a grueling practice session on the slopes.

The petite 26-year-old flitted among the other skiers warming themselves by the outdoor fire ring at the Base Lodge. Vance was in her element, endearing the crowd with her infectious enthusiasm ...


In My Own Words
In My Own Words is a blog dedicated to sharing the stories, reflections, and experiences of people with Down syndrome, as expressed in interviews ... In My Own Words is a place for everyone to come and listen, and it's a place for each and every person with Down syndrome to be interviewed and be heard ...

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