Last year, actress Jamie Brewer made headlines for becoming the first model with Down syndrome to walk the runway at New York Fashion Week. A few months later, model Madeline Stuart, who has Down syndrome, made her NYFW debut.
Beth Sullivan, chair of the International Down Syndrome Coalition, told The Mighty that models like Meade, Brewer and Stuart were shattering boundaries for people with disabilities.
“Katie is the most recent model with Down syndrome to make headlines,” Sullivan said. “These models are putting Down syndrome in the spotlight and showing the world how capable and beautiful they are while simultaneously demonstrating that people with Down syndrome are competent and useful members of society and can add value to businesses and workplaces.”
See more at: The Huffington Post