Entertainment a&e Down syndrome show "born this way"

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  1. MilkyDischarge

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    Seen the previews? They seem like other young adults, talking about dating and their syndrome. Not ack pack material. Is it exploitation?

    A new television show is putting people with Down syndrome front and center.

    A&E Networks recently announced it will be airing “Born This Way,” a new six-episode documentary series this December about young adults with Down syndrome.

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    Scene from the new A&E Docu-Series “Born This Way.” Photo by Adam Taylor, courtesy of A&E.
    Each hour-long episode will feature seven people from Southern California as they pursue career goals and romantic relationships, form friendships, overcome obstacles and make their way in the world. The show will also allow the families of the individuals a voice as they weigh in on the joys and challenges their family members with Down syndrome face.

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    Elena and Megan star in the new A&E Docu-Series “Born This Way.” Photo by Adam Taylor, courtesy of A&E.
    “We are proud to be airing this important and extraordinary series and hope it will inspire meaningful conversations about people with differences,” Elaine Frontain Bryant, head of programming for A&E Network, said in a press release. “‘Born This Way’ is a show with honesty, humor and heart that celebrates and embraces diversity.”

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    Scene from the new A&E Docu-Series “Born This Way.” Photo by Adam Taylor, courtesy of A&E.
    Among those featured on the show is Steven, who works two jobs and knows the title and year of every Oscar-winning film; John, who’s pursuing a career in rap music; and Cristina, who works at a middle school and has a boyfriend of four years who she plans to marry, according to Disability Scoop.

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    Rachel, Sean Cristina and Steven star in the new A&E Docu-Series “Born This Way.” Photo by Adam Taylor, courtesy of A&E.
    The network partnered with nonprofit Best Buddies International and has committed to airing PSAs featuring Best Buddies program participants to help raise awareness and promote inclusion.

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    Cristina and Megan star in the new A&E Docu-Series “Born This Way.” Photo by Adam Taylor, courtesy of A&E.
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    Elena, John and Cristina star in the new A&E Docu-Series “Born This Way.” Photo by Adam Taylor, courtesy of A&E.
    “Born This Way” will air on A&E Network starting Dec. 8 at 10 p.m. ET.
     
  2. cygnus2112

    cygnus2112 In The Prep Room

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    When I was a young child, I thought people with Down syndrome were people from another country and that's why they all looked the same.
     
  3. Dick Fitzwell

    Dick Fitzwell Opinions are like assholes ... and so am I

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    The has Beefus written all ovoe it
     
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    Swedish John I'm your huckleberry

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    So this is like The Real World: Down Syndrome Edition?
     
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    love this fucking show! but it is sad. and they are really horny its just fucking sad,
     
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    Swedish John I'm your huckleberry

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    Is it weird that I kind of find one of those chicks hot?
     
  7. Dick Fitzwell

    Dick Fitzwell Opinions are like assholes ... and so am I

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    *This
     
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    stanggirl There's no replacement for displacement

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    I think these people don't have very severe cases of DS.

    I always thought that DS people couldn't function in society. Need to check this out.
     
  9. zutroy

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    Not if you have Downs Syndrome.
     
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    From a retarded planet.
     
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    You can tell these are high filutin' downs people because they have good haircuts.
     
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    Speaking of down syndrome. There's this documentary called "Monica and David" on Netflix. I've watched it more than I'd like to admit. Those two make me happy.
     
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    Post a pic of her and I'll answer.
     
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    I enjoy "retard" as an insult. I despise any attempt to humanize these mongoloids and thus the increased chance of me being shamed for calling someone a "retard".

    Looks interesting though.
     
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    Swedish John I'm your huckleberry

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    She's a couple genes off, but very cute!

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    Mongolia. :jj:
     
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    I've come across it while channel surfing and it's hard to stop watching. Some of these Down's people have more going on in their lives than a lot of "normal" people I know.
     
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    @dawgshed.com
     
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    She reminds me of a retarded Bindi

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