Category Archives: Down syndrome in the media

April A to Z Blogging Challenge: Marriage

Blogging From A to Z April Challenge

One of life’s milestones, something we all see as a normal life goal, is sometimes just out of reach for some of our adult children with Down syndrome. Marriage represents opportunities for advocacy in two different areas: the personal and the public. Continue reading April A to Z Blogging Challenge: Marriage

April A to Z Blogging Challenge: Language

Blogging From A to Z April ChallengeAs time goes by, language changes. Terms go in and out of favor.  Some of the words we use today had totally different meanings in decades passed. The words we use to describe disabilities and the people who have them are no different.

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Lovin’ Life with John Tucker from Born This Way

L on the A to Z Blogging Challenge from The Road We've SharedToday we’re going to visit a self-advocate who leads by example. John Tucker from Born This Way on A&E proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Down syndrome is nothing to be afraid of. He does it by lovin’ life and showing us how it should be done!

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F is for Film Festival – Celebrating Ethan Saylor’s Legacy and Films that Feature Down Syndrome

F - F is for Film Festival – Celebrating Ethan Saylor’s Legacy and Films that Feature Down Syndrome

This year, we decided to celebrate Ethan Saylor’s legacy by hosting a film festival. It was a chance to remember Ethan’s love of movies and help promote filmmakers and actors in our community.

 

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Dakota’s Pride – Documentaries That Span 10 Years in the Lives of People with Down Syndrome

Dakota’s Pride – Documentaries That Span 10 Years in the Lives of People with Down Syndrome Two of the films in our DOWNs Town Theater come from filmmaker and father, Girard Sagmiller. The first, Dakota’s Pride, introduces us to several people with Down syndrome (Ds) and professionals who care for them.  It tells the story of a father looking for answers about Ds after his family’s newest addition is diagnosed with the genetic condition. The second, Dakota’s Pride 2.0 is a follow-up to that film. In it, Sagmiller re-connects with some of the stars of the first film, 10 years later.

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