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Born This Way Season 3 #BTWChat, June 20

Hosted by Lauren Appelbaum (@laurenappelbaum) of RespectAbility (@Respect_Ability), this Twitter chat will take a look at ideas explored in #BornThisWay by the young adults with Down syndrome and their parents.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 10:00-11:00 pm ET

Don’t have cable? You can livestream the show on A&E’s app.

You can find the questions for this chat in this post.

How to Participate

Introductory Tweets for 6/20 Twitter Chat

  • #BornThisWay continues tonight on @AETV. Don’t miss these incredible stories tonight at 10/9c.
  • Welcome to our Twitter chat. Please remember to use the #BTWchat and #BornThisWay hashtags when you tweet.
  • If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #BTWchat
  • When we say PwDs or disability, we’re talking about all types of disability. Feel free to speak about specific communities #BTWchat
  • For each domain, we’ll ask for your views, stories, potential solutions, recommendations #BTWchat
  • Please share other thoughts as we also livetweet #BornThisWay during #BTWchat!

Questions for 6/20/16 #BornThisWay Chat

  1. #BTWchat Q1. Cristina moves into her own house on this episode of #BornThisWay. What advice do you have for her living independently?
  2. #BTWchat Q2. What advice do you have for parents whose adult children with disabilities are living independently for 1st time? #BornThisWay
  3. #BTWchat Q3. Megan wants to have a boyfriend & find a husband. What relationship challenges exist for people with I/DD? #BornThisWay
  4. #BTWchat Q4. What advice do you have for parents who want to teach their adult children with I/DD about sex? #BornThisWay
  5. #BTWchat Q5. How do you share your concerns about exploitation & ensure sexual safety? #BornThisWay
  6. #BTWchat Q6. Do you treat your children with I/DD differently than other children when talking to them about sex? #BornThisWay
  7. #BTWchat Q7. Party settings can cause anxiety. What advice do you have for dealing with this? #BornThisWay
  8. #BTWchat Q8. How does #BornThisWay differ from other reality TV shows like #KUWTK when it comes to portraying romance?

 

Meet the Author

Lauren Appelbaum

Lauren Appelbaum is the VP, Communications and Entertainment & News Media, of RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities so all people with disabilities can fully participate in every aspect of community. As an individual with an acquired nonvisible disability – Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy – she works at the intersection of disability, employment, Hollywood and politics. She regularly conducts trainings on the why and how to be more inclusive and accessible for entertainment executives throughout the industry. Appelbaum partners with studios, production companies and writers’ rooms to create equitable and accessible opportunities to increase the number of people with lived disability experience throughout the overall story-telling process. These initiatives increase diverse and authentic representation of disabled people on screen, leading to systemic change in how society views and values people with disabilities. She has consulted on more than 100 TV episodes and films with A&E, Bunim-Murray Productions, NBCUniversal, Netflix, ViacomCBS, and The Walt Disney Company, among others. She represents RespectAbility on the CAA Full Story Initiative Advisory Council, Disney+ Content Advisory Council, MTV Entertainment Group Culture Code and Sundance Institute’s Allied Organization Initiative. She is the author of The Hollywood Disability Inclusion Toolkit and the creator of an innovative Lab Program for entertainment professionals with disabilities working in development, production and post-production. She is a recipient of the 2020 Roddenberry Foundation Impact Award for this Lab. To reach her, email [email protected]

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