About Down's Syndrome : Alan [Oral History]

Alan Hicks turned 50 last year.

He lives with his mum and looks after her, as well as being a regular at Leep1 and being a Steward for the People’s Parliament.

He loves the theatre and dreams of being a professional actor have been part of several productions with Bright Sparks Theatre Company. Alan’s biggest achievement is winning an award for his work with Bright Sparks.

Alan is proud to have Down’s syndrome and views his work with the People’s Parliament as vital for getting the voices of people with learning disabilities heard.

Listen to Alan talk about his life:

 

This interview is an edited version of a longer oral history interview. The unedited version is stored in an archive held by the Down’s Syndrome Association. For more information about accessing the full interview contact: DSApress.office@downs-syndrome.org.uk

Funded by the The National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of our Memories & Stories project.

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