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From LPB, “Heartwarming story – kids can be powerful!”


By Genevieve Shaw Brown | Yahoo.com

When an 11-year-old boy with Down syndrome was told he would not be able to attend middle school with his friends in the fall, they went to bat for him.

Brady Green’s classmates went to a school board meeting to speak about why the boy should attend Blevins Middle School with them in September. Six fifth-graders from Brady’s elementary school in Fort Collins, Colorado, took to the podium to speak about how he has enriched their lives.

https://gma.yahoo.com/11-old-down-syndromes-friends-bat-attend-middle-152706202–abc-news-parenting.html#

From LPB, “Lovely to watch this young lady with Down syndrome with the Zumba moves! Won’t you love to try Yulissa Arescurenaga’s class?”


By Tiare Dunlap | people.com

When Yulissa Arescurenaga took her first Zumba class in 2008, she dreamed of one day making it her life’s work by becoming a certified instructor. The only problem was that there were no other instructors out there like Arescurenaga, who has Down syndrome.

http://www.people.com/article/Yulissa-Arescurenaga-becomes-first-us-zumba-teacher-with-down-syndrome

P.C.: flickr From LPB, “After elementary school, most kids with DS are at the bottom of the Social Food Chain. For those with neurotypical kids wishing to avoid accidentally raising a bully it’s simply not enough to instruct your children to, “Be nice to others!” You’ve got to be more specific than that. Kids think […]

From LPB, “A documentary series following the lives of young people with Down syndrome is getting a special honor from the people behind the Emmy Awards. A&E Network series “Born This Way” is one of six shows named to the Television Academy Honors. The annual recognition from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences calls […]