After Life Goes On ended in 1993, actors with Down syndrome were rarely seen on television except for the occasional guest appearance. The current generation has been able to watch several characters with Down syndrome in episodic, prime time television beginning in 2008.
When people with disabilities or their allies make films, how do they get distributed? If you’re talking about a big budget, feature length film, then the process is like any other movie. But, for independent and smaller productions, one place film makers can submit their work so that more people will find it is Sproutflix.
When someone with Down syndrome wants to break into the acting biz, the best place to find an agent who “gets it” is Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates (KMR) and Gail Williamson’s Down Syndrome in Arts & Media (DSiAM).