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Guest Stars – Down Syndrome in Dramatic Television

Medical and legal shows re-tell the stories we experience as current events and try to add a bit of social commentary into the telling. Over the years actors and actresses who have Down syndrome have helped spread awareness of common concerns in our community. Continue reading Guest Stars – Down Syndrome in Dramatic Television

NCCJD – Advocating For Justice in the Intellectual Disability Community

There is no shortage of opportunities for us to help create change in our world today.  We all have our reasons for why we choose to support (or not) a particular issue. When it comes to advocacy, we are usually motivated by causes we identify with.  If we can picture ourselves or our loved ones being affected by a certain problem, we’re more likely to invest our own time and energy to fix it. What about the issues that we don’t allow ourselves to connect with? Who fights to fix the problems most of us just don’t want to acknowledge?

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