For the final monthly quote of 2011, I’ve chosen words from an actress who’s had one terrific year. Lauren Potter has found fame on the popular FOX program, Glee. But it’s what she’s done since by adding her name to such important causes as ending bullying and use of the r-word, that makes her a special needs advocate to watch, and my choice for Lives Worth Living-Day 14.

The actress, who has Down syndrome, is making waves in all the ways that count. Responsible use of celebrity, and focused on ability.

According to news on Disability Scoop, actress Lauren Potter has also been tapped by President Obama to be part of the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.

I like Lauren Potter, a lot.

“I want to encourage kids to speak up, to tell their stories.” -Lauren Potter

Image courtesy of IMDb

Judy Winter