Thursday, March 15, 2012

Why an Acting Career for someone with Down syndrome or other Developmental Disability?

Babies born with Down syndrome, are perhaps the youngest humans ever taught to be actors. Once they get a diagnosis they are rushed off to therapy to learn the skills that typical babies learn by playing in their cribs. Children with a diagnosis of Down syndrome suddenly find themselves meeting a host of new adults (therapists) who will “direct” them in reaching the milestones of babyhood. 
So writes Gail Williamson, 
director of Down Syndrome in Arts & Media
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