Join us in watching and celebrating this short film written and directed by Michael McNally, a young man with Down syndrome who also happens to be from Omaha and an old friend of Marcus. (What can I say? We know cool people.)
Recently, Marcus and I spoke at an educational event held at UNO in Omaha, hosted by our local Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands.
We shared advocacy videos and stories told about and with advocates, focused on the ideas and “voice” of self-advocates, and the power of good storytelling.
Here is a list of the links we shared, plus several others we promised to share: the Advocacy Links we shared in the session. (Click to download the list via a word doc to your computer.)
While you’re here, some extra’s! The short blog that went
The most powerful messages of advocacy come from personal stories. This presentation includes several examples of advocates from around the world teaching, sharing, and entertaining.
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.”
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.)