Reality Series About Down Syndrome Wins an Emmy

The A&E reality series Born This Way has won an Emmy for outstanding unstructured reality program, taking home the prize at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

 

Take a look at some of the cast on the red carpet:

 

Nominees for the award also included Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, HBO’s Project Greenlight, and CNN’s United Shades of America.

The show follows the lives of seven young adults with Down syndrome as they go through daily experiences such as dating and working, as well as their quest for reaching independence.

The show debuted in 2015, and has seen a sharp increase in viewership since its initial season. The documentary series was also nominated for outstanding picture editing for reality programming.

 

“Born This Way” executive producer Jonathan Murray talks about the award-winning show with Fox Business:

 

 

 

This piece was based in part on an article by Disability Scoup, which can be found here.

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Mike Nickas received his Bachelor of Arts in Film and Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University in December of 2015, and is currently pursuing an education in the fields of neuropsychology and special education. He is the host of the online news show The Week in Neurodiversity, and author of the column Notions by Nickas. He also currently works as a camp counselor at Dr. Mike Rizzo’s Child Provider Specialists in Weston, FL.

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