Bridget Brown

A young woman with Down Syndrome
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Dear Friends,

Welcome to my website. Here you will find lots of information about me, what I do, and my goals and dreams. I believe I have a clear voice and I can speak for people with disabilities who do not have a voice. I would love to share my personal experiences with you and your group. Explore my website and take a walk through my life.

Thank you and remember, always "Dwell in the Possibilities." Don't give up!

Love always,

Bridget M. Brown

June 24, 2012
Bridget was interviewed on Chicago ABC News


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I just got another award!

I have been selected to receive the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) Champion of Change Award at the annual Buddy Walk on Washington in Washington, DC. This award, presented during the NDSS Buddy Walk on Washington reception and awards dinner, is an annual award presented to a self-advocate that works tirelessly throughout the year as an advocate for positive change for the Down syndrome community.
 
This year, DSAIA and NDSS are holding the annual events concurrently, allowing anyone who wishes to attend both events to save on travel cost and time. The partnership was established to maximize the power and presence of the Down syndrome community on Capitol Hill. Our awards dinner will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 29th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Crystal City Double Tree hotel. I am planning to attend the Buddy Walk on Washington and I will be there to accept this award in person.

Click here for more information about the Buddy Walk this year.

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I did a Global Messenger Speech for the US LAW Network conference in Chicago.
I introduced David Axelrod and he included thoughts about me and parts of my presentation into his speech. He made a donation to Special Olympics and she got my picture taken with him. A very fun experience! He has a daughter with a disability and they are from the Chicago area.






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Darien Neighbors -

Bridget Brown an incredible story behind an amazing woman

http://www.neighborsofdarien.com/bridget-mary-brownan-incredible-story-amazing-woman/


Special Olympics: Illinois

DARIEN ATHLETE SPREADS THE WORD OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Bridget Brown Member of Athlete Leadership Program
http://www.soill.org/news.php?newsID=452

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Bridget films movie with Miley Cyrus.

Bridget and Miley

             
Bridget with her co-star                                                      Bridget at her trailer        


Yes! Bridget is a movie star. She is in the movie LOL:Laughing Out Loud.

She plays a teen with Down Syndrome who is part of a French host family for two of the gorgeous guys in the movie.

The movie is to be released sometime in 2012!!

CLICK HERE to see the trailer!



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PRESS RELEASE

South grad turns possibility into reality
September 9, 2010

Technically, Bridget Brown of Darien is disabled. But the 24-year-old has never spent much time thinking about what she can't do.

She's too busy showing the world all that she can.

So when Brown received an e-mail from the National Down Syndrome Society about the need for a young woman with Down syndrome to appear in a movie starring Miley Cyrus, Brown never considered not going to Chicago for the audition.

READ MORE HERE...

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Press Release

"Life My Way" showcases people with disabilities and their lives.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE and see Bridget's video.

Hundreds of Illinois residents with developmental disabilities are being recruited to share their personal stories for a unique public awareness campaign.

Twenty-three-year-old Bridget Brown's story is part of the Life My Way campaign.

“My message for Life My Way is to let people know that I do not suffer from Down syndrome, but I think it’s important for people to hear their thoughts and dreams through Life My Way because they all have something to say,” said Bridget.

"I have an internship working with the pediatric clinic with children, health care. Kind of like a health care, but it's like health educator," Brown said. "I teach kids how to brush their teeth and eat the right things, and when you see the dentist, how many times, and I also assist the students here with patients."

Brown has been working at the University of Illinois-Chicago's pediatric dental clinic for almost three years.

"I love it, because I love working here," said Brown.

Life My Way is a statewide program created by the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities... read more

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Read this book
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In this wonderful book, Stephanie Wincik explores the world of Down Syndrome. Bridget and her mother, Nancy, were interviewed for this book and there is a whole chapter devoted to their story.
You can purchase the book on Amazon. Check out Chapter 5 which is entitled "Bridget and Nancy Brown."
Making a Case for Life