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Comment: congrats on the launch wishing you all well
Name: Katie Fraser
Date: 10 Dec 2009 20:15:17 GMT
Comment: Came to here after seeing it on Mat Fraser's facebook page, looks great , I agree there should be more disabled people who are actively creative in disabled talent. I work for two charities which actively help disabled people , can give details if you wish somewhere else, but they do a lot to help disabled people overcome barriers to work , the first one does and the second in education in mainstream schools to help disabled children feel comefortable in mainstream education.
Name: Nabil Shaban
Date: 20 Dec 2009 22:12:43 GMT
Comment: Hope you succeed where I have failed. Incidentally, contrary to what Equity may write, the reality is they don't give a s*** about disabled performers. Recently they voted against a motion proposed by disabled members, demanding that Equity oppose the casting of non-disabled actors in disabled roles. They refuse to accept the similarity between non-disabled actors "cripping up" with white actors "blacking up"....or with men in frocks, stealing female roles from actresses.
Name: Fred Eric Spell
Date: 22 Dec 2009 14:43:25 GMT
Comment: I have always found it amusing when others refer to autism as a disability. Those of us with autism are not disabled, we merely see and do things differently.
Name: Katrina Roldan
Date: 22 Dec 2009 20:30:01 GMT
Comment: Congrats to you! I wish you all the best with your endeavours.
Name: Lisa James - Care and Share support group for young person/adults with Asperger Syndrome/ASD and the
Welcome Page: www.careandshare.yolasite.com
Date: 5 Jan 2010 07:45:59 GMT
Comment: Good Luck with your campaign. Lizzy is an inspiration and I hope you achieve your aims to further equality for persons with a disability. I will be highlighting your cause at our next meeting and in the next newsletter.
Welcome Page: http://www.wheelchairpride.com/
Date: 9 Jan 2010 18:00:47 GMT
Comment: Absolutely agree with everything you are doing. I have already blogged about Lady Gaga using an able-bodied woman in her show as a wheelchair dancer. In the US TV Show "Glee", they used an able bodied actor for a wheelchair dancer. I can't understand this when there are so many talented and experienced wheelchair dancers in the world. I have already blogged on this subject and will continue to do so. I will be blogging about your website very soon!
Date: 19 Jan 2010 19:12:21 GMT
Comment: good luck to you lizzie i wish you all the best i have not got a disability but i personly think that disabled people should perform you were great in dusbin baby
Name: Siobhan Donnelly
Date: 20 Jan 2010 17:28:29 GMT
Comment: Good Luck Lizzy and Nicky with the Campaign, from fellow Asperger sufferer Siobhan
Name: Tom Tomalin
Date: 13 Feb 2010 21:20:17 GMT
Comment: Good Luck, will be DEFINITELY supporting your campaign.
Name: Steve Court
Date: 9 May 2010 19:40:09 GMT
Comment: An excellent campaign, I will be happy to support!
Name: Larry N. Sapp II
Welcome Page: http://AbilitiesUnited.com
Date: 25 May 2010 20:05:21 GMT
Comment: Great job! Keep up the fight! I am too, as seen on my website, as a writer, director, producer although all of my featured characters with a disAbility are paraplegics like myself - my nephew has Asperger's and I support that all disAbilities are honestly portrayed and authentically represented in movies/tv. And you are working proof of it! I also invite you and others to voice your comments on my "Authentic Representation in Hollywood" page which you can access on the home page! Take care!
Name: Deborah Karpierz
Date: 1 Jun 2010 05:41:27 GMT
Comment: congratulations on your campaign. Long may it live!! My daughter has Downs Syndrome and the word retard is used quite a lot in the place we live. I joined a Facebook group to boycott the word and also the movie Tropic Thunder,which had some big name stars in it making frequent use of the R word. I hope the work you are doing makes people sit up and take notice. It is a word that should be removed from the English language. No one deserves to have this word attributed to them. good luck xxxx
Comment: I am an Autistic individual myself and I am currently an elected Precinct Delegate, I also happen to be a singer/musician/songwriter and an actor as well, and I think it is great to see roles of autistic individuals played by autistic individuals themselves rather than by persons who don't even understand the spectrum at all.
God bless you and good luck to you as well :)
Name: brian clark
Date: 5 Jan 2011 01:51:19 GMT
Comment: i didn't realise there was such a problem in the industry.
being an M.E and chronic back sufferer, i am naturely excluded from many activities. if you can do , you should be allowed to do so , no ifs and buts
Welcome Page: http://www.uksend.com
Date: 26 Mar 2011 18:11:21 GMT
Comment: What a lovelly page. Thanks.
Name: Simone Meiszner
Welcome Page: http://carersfeelings.blogspot.com/
Date: 23 Sep 2011 08:15:12 GMT
Comment: I agree with you I think it is disgusting that disabled can't always get help with their chosen career. I know my daughter who has a learning difficulty wanted to study the Arts.
She is excluded as the main University courses are too hard for her to attain.
Disabled are human beings and should not be excluded from life. Keep up the campaign as many of us feel the same. She did try to write to the Arts Council who never wrote back.
However we have made our points to them once again. This time through a meeting therefore we still hold on to hope that there may be change and giving young disabled more choices in life.
Name: Michelle Knight
Date: 11 Nov 2011 22:41:04 GMT
Comment: I have Asperger Syndrome and am a performing arts student at my local college. I hope to study more courses and then get involved with an inclusive theatre company. Best of luck with the campaign!!!