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Lauren Potter to speak at the 2011 Canadian Down Syndrome Society Annual

April 7, 2011

For immediate release

CALGARY (April 7, 2011) – The Canadian Down Syndrome Society is thrilled to announce
that self-advocate Lauren Potter will be a keynote speaker at the 2011 Conference in
Vancouver, British Columbia!

Lauren Potter plays cheerleader, Becky Jackson, from the hit television show Glee. Being in
the spotlight has given Lauren the opportunity to speak out about being accepted. She has
presented all over the world and is an advocate for people with disabilities. As a national
spokesperson for the campaign to Disable Bullying, Lauren has stood on Capitol Hill
during an anti-bullying rally and said “enough is enough.” She uses her fame as a
successful actress with Down syndrome as a platform to help others and raises her voice as
a champion for those who cannot speak.

Lauren will provide the closing keynote address of the conference. She is sure to move
everyone who hears her speak and leave attendees inspired in their quest for an inclusive
The CDSS conference runs from May 20th to May 22nd, 2011, and gives citizens the
opportunity to recognize and celebrate the incredible contributions made by people with
Down syndrome every day in our schools, communities, workplaces and families. We
encourage all citizens with Down syndrome, their families, their friends, health care
professionals, educational professionals and representatives from parallel organizations
within the disability community to attend.

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) is a vital resource linking individuals, parents
and professionals through advocacy, education and providing information. The mission of the
CDSS is to ensure equitable opportunities for all Canadians with Down syndrome. This means,
to make sure all Canadians with Down syndrome have the right supports to give them the
same opportunities that everyone else has. Our vision is a proud Canada where ALL are
welcome; we embrace diversity and we value everyone equally.

For further information:
Stephanie Mamayson
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Canadian Down Syndrome Society

For more information contact:
Stephanie Mamayson
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Canadian Down Syndrome Society
Phone: 403-606-8698

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