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Bullying focus of new movie by woman with Down syndrome

Elizabeth Niimi remembers the day 23 years ago when a doctor told her that her daughter Julia, who was born with Down syndrome, would someday be “potty trained.”

Elizabeth now laughs at the example the doctor used to help ease her concerns about having a baby with Down syndrome. Having seen what Julia has, can and will accomplish in life, the moment seems absurd in retrospect.

Saturday, mom stood proudly by as Julia, 24, signed copies of her movie Walking in my Shoes: The Effects of Being Bullied at the Staples store on Stone Road. It is her story and that of others who have grown up struggling with developmental disabilities and the teasing and bullying that can lead to.

Read more here: GuelphMercury.com – News – Bullying focus of new movie by Guelph woman with Down syndrome.

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