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New TV Series Features Young Adults with Down Syndrome

November 16, 2015
Source: Disability Scoop

[The TV network] A&E will air six hour-long episodes of “Born This Way,” which follows seven young adults with Down syndrome.

The production company behind “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and other reality television staples will debut a new documentary series following young adults with Down syndrome.

The six-episode series “Born This Way” will air on A&E Network starting December 8 at 10 p.m., Eastern Time.

For the show, cameras followed seven Southern California young adults with Down syndrome and their families as they navigate jobs and relationships and look to gain greater independence.

Among those featured is Steven, who works two jobs and knows the title and year of every Oscar-winning film, John who is 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.

“We are proud to be airing this important and extraordinary series and hope it will inspire meaningful conversations about people with differences,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, head of programming for A&E Network. “Born This Way is a show with honesty, humor and heart that celebrates and embraces diversity.”

The series is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions whose other credits include “The Real World,” “Project Runway” and multiple shows starring members of the Kardashian family.

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