From the NDSC:
At the NDSC convention last year in Orlando, the National Media Award was presented to the television show, Glee, for its inclusion of actors with Down syndrome in meaningful roles. We watch with anticipation each week to see if Lauren Potter as cheerleader Becky Jackson, and Robin Trocki as Sue Sylvester's sister, Jean, will make an appearance. And each time they do, we cheer them on!
In an upcoming episode, we'll have a new character to get excited about! Self advocate Luke Spinelli will appear as Becky's boyfriend, Jared. Luke and his mom, Karen, attended our Sacramento convention in 2008, where they learned about DSA of Los Angeles' casting liaison service. Hooray to Luke and Gail Williamson at DSALA and to the NDSC convention and the connections made there!
FYI, Lauren Potter will be a speaker at the convention in San Antonio this summer! Registration is now open. Visit the NDSC website for more information.