Tuesday, October 6, 2009

What Can a Person with Down syndrome do?

People with Down syndrome can do anything.

They are on Facebook, and maintain their own Accounts (I have 16 FB friends with DS)
www.facebook.com/pages/Blair-Williamson/107502043650

They can swim – one even swam the English Channel
www.karengaffneyfoundation.com/articles/channelawaits.shtml

Some like to sky dive
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=305224

They do Yoga
http://sarahely8989.blogspot.com/2009/10/yogareach.html

Some are accomplished musicians
http://www.sujeet.com/

Some get married
http://andycamphotovideo.com/scarritt-bennett/josh-bernadettes-wedding-at-vanderbilts-scarritt-bennett-chapel-in-nashville/

Some are artists
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2008-02-09-artists_N.htm

Some are rappers
http://www.laz-d.com/

Some are hunters
http://www.deer-forums.com/discus/messages/2109/16257.html?1156184259

Some are history buffs, and authors
http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080706/LIFE/807060322/-1/news

Some even have tattoos
http://archives.chicagotribune.com/2008/jun/15/nation/chi-father-son_bdjun15

Some run their own businesses
http://media-dis-n-dat.blogspot.com/2009/04/man-with-autism-down-syndrome-runs.html

They can cut hair
http://www.ldnews.com/news/ci_14115863

They can be in a rock band
http://www.flametheband.com/

They can be in the National Honors Society
http://www.wellsphere.com/down-syndrome-article/student-with-down-syndrome-inducted-into-national-honor-society/880890

They can teach school
http://notableaccomplishments.blogspot.com/

They can drive a car
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAoI0w1Pe_Q&feature=player_embedded#t=11

Work at a Hospital
http://www.dhmc.org/apps/vidPlayback/vidPlaybackPopUp.cfm?ID=11192&nativeCode=1+++





Pretty cool, huh? Anyone else have someone wonderful to share?

5 comments:

Sasha said...

This is such a great list. Thanks for sharing this..truly inspiring

Anonymous said...

They are prom queens.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/Story?id=6025166&page=1

They are eagle scouts.
http://cjonline.com/interact/blog/reasonmclucus/2009-09-17/down_syndrome_doesnt_stop_eagle_scouts

They are motivational speakers.
I can't find the link I thought I had.

-Kimberly aka quitereasonable

Jennifer said...

Cool idea. I may just have to borrow your great list.
---Jen

Kirsten said...

They are great wrestlers!

http://www.wrestlingpod.com/wrestling-news/w3187/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Amateur-Wrestling-News+%28Amateur+Wrestling+News+at+WrestlingPod.com%29

Suzie said...

They are movie stars! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD2S2ub419U