Entertainment Weekly recently published an article titled "Actors with Down Syndrome." Be sure to pick up a copy and leave comments for the great work done by Entertainment Weekly and a big thank you for the amazing efforts of Gail Williamson and Down Syndrome in Arts & Media and be sure to like their Facebook page.
from Down Syndrome in the arts and media (www.dsiam.org):
After years of supplying talent with developmental disabilities to casting directors in Hollywood for films and television and across the U.S. for commercial advertising and industrial films, media activist and consultant Gail Williamson has created a website just for talent who have Down syndrome or other developmental disabilities. Down Syndrome in Arts & Media, DSiAM pronounced “D.S. I am” is now on line and collecting talent for its data base. Williamson says, “There is so much talent out there and people are constantly looking for them, searching group internet sites and asking around, I thought the talent deserved a place to be located, sort of a one stop shop, to better show the world their abilities.”
Blair Williamson, CSI, ER, SCURBS; Jamie Brewer AMERICAN HORROR STORY; Luke Zimmerman THE SECRET LIFE OF AN AMERICAN TEENAGER; Lauren Potter GLEE.