Category Archives: Down syndrome in the media

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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When Going To The Movies Is An Act of Defiance – Taking Back Our Joy

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Thank you to Connor Long for this photo.

Why would you plan an event to honor Ethan at a movie theater of all places?

It’s a valid question. Since Ethan’s death, movie theaters have become traumascapes – places that trigger anxiety and depression – for many people, myself included.

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Down Syndrome History in Film – Filicide

Today’s film is a difficult watch. It touches on an aspect of our past and present that we don’t talk about much – what happens when elderly parent caregivers get sick and there is no plan in place for their adult children.

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Behind The Scenes Tuesday – Disability & Media

In our final look behind the scenes of Down syndrome in media we’re going to acknowledge some of the people who work hard to make sure that people with disabilities are represented fairly and accurately in all aspects of media.

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