Glee: Yes/No? Definitely No.

Glee: Yes/No? Definitely No.

Phone: Fax: Email Us. What kind of job will our children have? Who will they pick as their partner? Will they ever stop leaving piles of clothes in a trail on the floor? We use our own life experiences to guide our children as best we can. But if you have a son with Down syndrome like I do yet never met anyone with that genetic makeup while growing up, the future can seem more mysterious. People with Down syndrome are living longer, healthier lives than ever before, with more opportunities to be included in the wider community and pursue higher education. At the same time, new prenatal blood tests have made it easier to predict early in a pregnancy if a fetus may have Down syndrome, though an invasive test must still confirm the diagnosis.

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Awww, episode three and Kurt is missing Blaine, and imagining them duetting on Carole King’s ‘It’s Too Late’ in their local music store and coffee shop. This leads Kurt to suggest to Rachel that they teach the Glee club kids break-up songs from King’s album Tapestry , while Rachel says a more modern break-up album like Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill would be better. Ooooo — do I sense some song mash-ups on the horizon this week?

First, we see Sam is coaching for Coach Beiste a couple of days a week when he isn’t sniffing then ironing jock straps yes, you really did read that correctly , and she explains it’s because she needs knee surgery, but Spencer – who wants to be quarterback against Beiste’s wishes — goes to Principal Sylvester saying poor Beiste is no good at her job, that he’s spotted her taking lots of medication and he feels Sam would be a better coach.

Glee’s Lauren Potter Receives a Promise Ring – See the Adorable Proposal Pictures! Potter, 26, and Spear, both of whom were born with Down Syndrome, Dancing with the Stars Reveals Season 29 Premiere Date and.

I’ve watched glee for years and I think it’s amazing how they have made Becky into a real character. Some of the most touching moments from that show have been between Becky and Sue. Also Becky was sassy, and didn’t take crap from people. That being said, I’ve found lately that glee is going for cheap laughs at the expense of Becky. For debate: do you think Glee is trying to make her like any other character, if Kitty said these things, it would be normal, or are they just using the sexuality of a downs Syndrome girl for cheap laughs?

Can’t help you there. However, I really do like when people with Down Syndrome are portrayed as regular folks. I had a sister with DS dear son and she was just as sassy as any other teenager. But having worked with adults with different degrees of mental retardation, I’ve come to realize that people don’t like to associate mental retardation with sexuality. People either expect the mentally disabled to either be a-sexual or uninterested, when in fact, they have the exact same urges, questions and curiosities that mentally capable people have

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For many, down syndrome seems like one of those insurmountable disabilities that can make dating, relationships, and even marriage impossible. For some however, down syndrome is nothing more than a diagnosis from the doctor that is there to be challenged. Kate Owens is one such woman who despite the odds, has overcome her down syndrome to live a full and loving life.

Kate met her husband at a local disco when he, as any other man interested in a woman would do, bought her a drink and they spent the rest of the evening dancing. There was no awkward explanations, no pause because of her disability, and certainly no worries when it came to this blossoming romance. Just like any other girl would do, Kate went home to tell her mother about this knight in shining armor that she met.

Producers of the hit television show Glee must figure out how to handle the Her sister who has Down Syndrome, Jean Sylvester, dies of pneumonia. 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter star John Ritter felt ill.

Lauren Potter grew up with one big dream: to become a successful actress in Hollywood. As a child with Down syndrome, she faced a lot of challenges on her way to the top, mainly people telling her she wouldn’t make it. Her reaction? To just keep going. And Lauren was great at taking her own advice. In , she landed the role of a lifetime when she was cast as cheerleader Becky Jackson on the hit show Glee , which she continued to star in until the series ended in Since then, the year-old has also guest starred on shows like Veep and Switched at Birth , in addition to touring the country and giving motivational speeches at conferences across the US.

Jagged Little Tapestry

Kurt Chris Colfer rummages through a sheet music store It’s awkward and sad and not at all symbolically Blaine and Dave move on while Kurt stands still and watches them walk away together. I’m gonna say “yes,” because otherwise this is two episodes in a row without any showtunes , and Blaine joins in. The two look at each other from across the room and the scene dissolves into a flashback from their time together at Dalton, and wow, I’m not sure if it’s makeup or CGI or what, but put Chris Colfer back in that uniform and he totally looks 17 again.

He also has Down Syndrome and we met at a Best Buddies Walkathon. Before we started dating he said to his mom, ‘I want to meet this Becky.

Please refresh the page and retry. S ocial media users have criticised the cast and crew of Glee for sharing tributes to their late co-star Mark Salling. He wrote on Twitter: “May we all find solace in some of his gentler memories”. May we all find solace in some of his gentler memories. T heba’s tribute prompted a mixed range of responses, with one commentator writing: “I don’t know how you could look, think or hear bout [sic] him without your skin crawling.

We all need to remember to love the sinner because we are all so much more than our flaws, mistakes and errors in judgement. Glee fans: “Omg Mark Salling killed himself! RIP Noah!

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Britt and Santana offer to kick the week off with a duet, then go home and vigorously scissor in preparation. Every couple engages in vigorous scissoring and then immediately puts on T-shirts and boxer shorts, right? So after they perform in the choir room, Santana gets down on one knee and pulls out a ring. Just go with it. He spends most of the episode thinking about Blaine — imagining singing to him, looking at pictures of the two of them together, trying to put thoughts of him out of his head after they run into each other at the sheet-music store — and Blaine does the same.

Honestly, for a broken-up couple, these dudes are getting a lot of simmering-hot screen time, which leads me to wonder whether they might just beat Santana and Brittany to the altar.

I was looking forward to this episode of Glee. I mean, if you saw a dude dating a girl with Down Syndrome wouldn’t you be uncomfortable?

Down Syndrome, or Trisomy 21, is one of the more common genetic disorders in which children are born with 3 instead of the normal 2 copies of chromosome There are common physical characteristics of children with Down Syndrome, such as upwardly slanted eyes, short fingers, small facial features, and a flattened nasal bridge. Children with Down Syndrome also may have varying degrees of intellectual disability, may develop heart conditions, and are at risk for visual impairments.

Because of these physical and intellectual challenges that children with Down Syndrome live with, many children with Down Syndrome receive Occupational, Physical, and Speech therapies in order to address these concerns and make them as independent as possible. Young children with a new diagnosis of Down Syndrome under 3 years old can qualify through Early Intervention Services through the state of Illinois.

Early Intervention brings trained specialists into the home of eligible children with disabilities or delays and provides high-quality therapeutic intervention. To start services, a parent schedules an evaluation through a Child and Family Connections provider closest to their home featured in the link above. The IFSP lists child and family strengths, needs, resources, priorities, and concerns. It also identifies services to be provided to your child. Parents can request an Easterseals therapist when qualifying for services and speaking with the EI Case Manager.

Glee: season one, episode nine

She gave him chocolates and he gave her candies and a necklace engraved with his initials. The couple’s parents help keep their romance alive by driving them to a halfway point between their two homes. Potter then goes to McElwee’s home to spend time with him. His parents told him he can’t marry until he turns They shake a leg at the Red Carpet Ball last February.

They had their first date in Jan.

“People with down syndrome rarely last past 30,” says Lynch. “Robin is So this really hit home. Her sister is there with her all the time.

Anita Sarkeesian — September 23, It seemed like every minute or two they would make another sexist, racist or homophobic joke. I was afraid Glee was going in a bad direction after the first few episodes of season one but none-the-less I kept watching. The season two premiere had me enraged. The show is notorious for tokenism. In this case the status quo is white and heterosexual. Token characters are usually relegated to a secondary or sidekick role.

There were so many problems with the season premiere that it would take me pages and pages to write it all out so here are my top 5 issues. Immediately Beiste is made ridiculous because of her name, her appearance, her gender and her profession.

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