My friend, Gail Williamson, formerly with the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles (DSALA), has a new venture called Down Syndrome Arts & Media (D.S. I AM) to help employ actors with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities, territory she knows well. For casting purposes, the Facebook page includes photo albums of actors with DS and other intellectual disabilities according to geographic location, age and gender. Interested parties can then contact Gail directly to pursue casting/hiring.
No one has done more to help actors with special needs get the professional gigs they deserve, while creating greater awareness of the population in the entertainment industry, than Gail has.
Congrats, Gail Williamson on this exciting new venture.