Below are organizations and friends of the film. If your organization would like to get behind this film and endorse it, we would love to have you on board. By endorsing this film you’re helping support this unique and exciting project, you’re creating more exposure, and you’re helping make a statement that this film goes beyond being just a film, that it stands for something much larger. We’re more than happy to include your branding, statement, or anything else that could help create exposure for your organization and this cause. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more info.
“DramaWay is the leading provider in the Greater Toronto Area of process-based arts programs that facilitate social and life-skills development. DramaWay is dedicated to providing unique creative programs that help participants expand their artistic skills and grow as individuals in a structured, non-competitive, inspirational atmosphere. DramaWay programs span the realm of the fine arts. Programs offered include theatre, dance, film, music, visual arts and even puppetry. DramaWay specializes in creating and working with individuals who have special needs of all abilities. All of their programs are created, geared and modified to suit individual needs of each of their participants. DramaWay’s 2014 Annual Multi Arts Open Class Showcase will be held on June 14th at Papermill Theatre. All are invited to attend.”
– Danielle Strnad (Founder & Artistic Director)
Founded in 2003 the Sprout Film Festival is an annual weekend event in New York City. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities as subjects and performers remain marginalized in the media. The Sprout Film Festival aims to raise their profile by showcasing works of all genres featuring this population.
By presenting films of artistry and intellect, the festival hopes to reinforce accurate portrayals of people with developmental disabilities and expose the general public to important issues facing this population. The goal is an enjoyable and enlightening experience that will help breakdown stereotypes, promoting a greater acceptance of differences and awareness of similarities.
“As the founder and Executive Director of the Sprout Film Festival I have learned how rare the film Rainbow Connection is. To have an actor with a disability in the lead role of a beautifully directed and artistically shot film has an amazing impact on everyone that sees it – and that includes people within and outside “the choir”. I am thrilled to hear that Rainbow Kid is being made – and it has my complete support.”
– Anthony Di Salvo
Down’s Syndrome Scotland is currently celebrating its 30th year of providing services, support and information to people with Down’s syndrome, their families and professionals. We work to help people with Down’s syndrome reach their full potential. Our Family Support Service provides home visits to families; training to teachers, coaches and carers; and support and information via telephone, e-mail and social media . Our Down’s Syndrome Sports initiative provides dance, football, karate and swimming to children and adults with Down’s syndrome. We also provide a Parent Contact Service, which provides parent mentors to families needing information and support on various issues from schooling to independent living.
“We commend the filmmaker Kire Paputts for showcasing these very real issues and for lead actor Dylan Harman’s performance. He is a role model for aspiring actors with Down’s syndrome.”
– Heather Irish
Follow Your Dreams is a national charity operating in England and Wales that inspires children and young people with learning disabilities to follow their dreams.
Our vision is for children and young people with learning disabilities to recognize their potential, be ambitious and be provided with the opportunities to follow their dreams. The charity focuses on children’s abilities, growing and developing skills through the delivery of creative and interactive events, dreams and workshops.
The Down Syndrome Association of Toronto (DSAT) is a parent organized and led registered Canadian Charity which works to achieve the goals of maximization of individual potential, integration, and full participation of persons with Down syndrome in the community.