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Down Syndrome In Arts & Media

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Down Syndrome in Arts & Media provides a casting liaison service for individuals with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities who want to be actors and models. It’s happening, and there are more people with disabilities like Down syndrome in television and in films today. I have had the joy of being a part of many of these productions through the work that my son Blair has done and through the work of others I have helped cast, or coach on sets.

Today, children and adults with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities are able to find individuals like themselves on television and in film. These young people are expressing a desire to be actors and their parents are hearing what they are saying and doing their best to support their children in that direction. Down Syndrome in Arts and Media is my way to assist families if reaching toward these new goals with their children. To work, you must be found. Most talent agencies are not yet feeling they can support the new career of a young person or adult with Down syndrome or another disability so it isn’t a viable place to be “found.” I have been working in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years promoting children and adults with disabilities like Down syndrome. Many industry professionals call me when they are looking for talent with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. I do my best, but I’m only as good as the people in my files. If you or your child has Down syndrome or another developmental disability and wants to pursue employment as an actor or model in the media industry please register with my casting liaison service Down Syndrome in Arts and Media and see what can happen.



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