From the JFA Moderator
Glee Rocks the AAPD Gala
The 2011 AAPD Image Award was received by the Cast and Creative Team of Fox's Television show Glee. In attendance at the Gala was recurring cast member Lauren Potter, an actress with Down Syndrome who portrays the character Becky Jackson, cheerleader and assistant to Sue Sylvester. In her acceptance speech, Potter spoke out against the pervasive bullying of people with disabilities and directed the audience to join her campaign at www.AbilityPath.org. Honored by the award, the principle cast sent the above acceptance video. The evening concluded with a live performance by a local Glee club that includes young people with and without disabilities. After the program and dinner finished, Fox sponsored the first ever after-party for Gala attendees to watch that evening's broadcast of Glee with Lauren.
Links to coverage of GLEE at the AAPD Gala in a number of news and media outlets are posted below: