Tuesday, March 22, 2011

AAPD honors "Glee" at awards gala

From My Fox DC:

WASHINGTON - The creators of Fox’s hit show "Glee" want to make you laugh and think. The episodes are produced with messages about inclusion no matter what you look like, your sexuality or disability.

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) held its 2011 Awards Gala March 15, which brought together leaders from government, business and the disability and civil rights communities.

AAPD honored Glee's cast and creative team for leading the way in how young people with disabilities are perceived in popular culture.

Actress Lauren Potter (pictured), who plays the role of Becky Jackson on "Glee," accepted the award on behalf of "Glee."

Potter has Down Syndrome and said she will use her fame to help change negative perceptions about people with disabilities and will work to stop bullying by teaming up in an anti-bullying campaign with abilitypath.org.