By Erika, Miki’s mum Miki (Micaela) is a happy young girl with Down Syndrome (and global developmental delay), who is full of life and loves music, as well as all forms of physical activity: swimming, dancing, outdoor pursuits, trampolining, horse-riding and so forth. She is very sociable and expressive, but is currently still non-verbal (now […]
The film is about two teenage boys, both named Sam, who meet at the swings each week to escape their dysfunctional home lives, and slowly fall in love.
Social media sensations Ollie and Cameron have played a starring role in a new film for WorkFit called ‘When I Grow Up…’. The identical twins from Dundee, feature alongside their mother Elaine as they ‘test out’ a number of different jobs. The film aims to promote a presumption of employment, where children grow up ‘expecting’ […]
Ian Davies is a filmmaker and he is also father to Finn, Amber and Olivia. Amber and Olivia are 10-year-old twins, and Amber has Down’s syndrome. Ian has spent the last four years documenting their journey through school. His feature-length documentary film Amber and Me is about to be released in cinemas across the country. The film […]
What a day DSA member and campaigner, Sara Pickard, had at the ‘Women of the Year Lunch and Awards’ in London! Here is what she has to say…
In case you have missed the buzz, the film ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ has been released today in cinemas. The star of the film is a young man called Zack Gottsagen. The Peanut Butter Falcon is a modern Mark Twain-esque adventure. It also stars Shia LaBeouf as a small-time outlaw turned unlikely coach who joins […]
Swimmers have started arriving home after the European DSISO Swimming Championships in Sardinia and many with medals. One of the people competing was Billy Birchmore who swam as an Independent. Billy won 7 Gold Medals out of his 7 races – amazing! We were lucky enough to ask Billy some questions about his achievements and […]
This is a guest blog from Charlotte. She is a World Champion and World Record holder in many different athletics events. We asked Charlotte to tell us a bit about how she prepares for her events and her experience at the IAADS European Championships in Finland… I like to make sure I am prepared, organised, […]
How would you describe yourself? I’m fun, quirky, flirty, dashingly handsome, friendly and helpful. Do you live at home? No, I moved out to my flat a few years ago. I live alone now. Where do you work? What do you do? I work for The Fire and Rescue Service. I am an admin assistant […]
We were recently sent these gorgeous photos of George McCullagh, from Northern Ireland, celebrating his 75th birthday last month!