Links to Recently Shared Advocacy Stories

This week we shared stories that advocate for and with people with disabilities from around the world. Really great stuff.

Here is a line-up of the links and take a trip down the rabbit-hole-of-awesomeness for more!

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Getting the Advocate Message

Marcus and I spoke together at a conference yesterday. The focus of the association and its mission is

to promote, find or create, then continue supported and meaningful employment for people with disabilities. Their theme: “Mission Possible.”

Love it!

We shared a few advocate stories from around the world. Today we are sharing them with you, too. The first one is from New Zealand, where a film company has made eight short films focusing on people in their community. (See “Celeste is Brilliant” here and watch all of them here.)

In this short

If You’re Worried About a World Without Down Syndrome, Read This and Share

My Most Important Job

Roughly 27 years ago the universe looked over my resume, took into account my previous experience, my qualifications, and my goals and gave me a job that I was totally – I mean utterly – unqualified for.

Parent.

And as an added bonus and complete surprise, the universe also immediately promoted me, as a show of good faith, to the role of “special needs parent.”

The application process was cleverly disguised, I won’t bore you with those details but the final result was a new lifelong job with

Celeste is Brilliant – That is all

OK Everybody, Today is a super cool treat from friends-we-haven’t-met halfway around the world.

Let me first introduce “Celeste.”

Celeste, the person, lives in New Zealand and this film, “Celeste” focusses around her role as an “extra” in her favorite soap opera. I saw this film earlier this year at the Ethan Saylor Memorial Film Festival. I L-O-V-E it!  Since then, this short film has won awards around the world and is only one of a series of short films featuring people with disabilities. 

The folks behind the filming,