Videos Highlighting Down Syndrome

We invite you to view a few videos of persons with disabilities and their families. Two of the videos feature individuals with Down syndrome (Emily and Abby). The professionally produced videos are the first in the Possibilities Series.

Abby Loys (DS)

Emily Diebolt (DS)

Greta Joshua

Liz Lerchen

The Possibilities Series of videos focuses on the lives and accomplishments of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Each 4-7 minute video highlights one individual’s journey, along with their family and friends, and shows the myriad possibilities and options that all people have as they grow up, become independent, and pursue their life’s dreams and goals.

The purpose of the Possibilities Series is to present a vision of how individuals with disabilities and their families can lead the lives that they envision, without barriers and in the direction they truly wish to go. The hope is that these films are viewed and used by anyone who wants to explore all of the possibilities that their lives may hold!

The first installment of the Possibilities Series (2012) has been produced by the Developmental Disabilities Institute at Wayne State University in Michigan and filmed and edited by Avalon films.

Inspirational Video of Erin Thompson

Erin recorded this video in 2008, and has since graduated from George Mason University’s LIFE Program for students with developmental disabilities. Erin is currently employed full time at Rosetta Stone in Arlington, Virginia where she assists with reception and administrative duties. Erin is a Buddy Ambassador for Best Buddies Virginia, board member for the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia (DSANV) and a board member of the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS).