February 3, 2008 7:14 PM
Special needs kids - model search
From Parents magazine - looking for special kid models not just for articles on special needs, btw:
Looking For Models
Our photo editors asked us to reach out to you:
We love that kids come in all different shapes, sizes, and abilities and itâ€™s important to us to celebrate that through the photos and models we select for the magazine. We always try to include special-needs kids in our photo shoots (for general storiesâ€”not just for stories about special needs) but finding kids to feature can be challenging! Thatâ€™s why weâ€™re asking you guys for help. If you have a special needs childâ€”or know someone who doesâ€”and would be interested in possibly being involved in one of our photo shoots, weâ€™d love to hear from you. We shoot most often in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area (thatâ€™s where we are!) but we also do shoots in other places around the country throughout the year.
If youâ€™re interested, email our sittings editor, Sharon, at firstname.lastname@example.org. And feel free to pass this post along if you know someone who might be interested. Thanks for your help!
Let us know if your child makes it!
Thanks for the link, Barbara, I always appreciate it when a TV show like Sesame Street or a catalogue includes our lovely special needs children. I just might contact them!
Posted by: Leticia Velasquez | February 5, 2008 5:43 PM
My son has is almost 4 years old, has global delays, has been through alot, he is the sweetest, funny baby.
Posted by: ethan | January 14, 2009 2:33 PM
This is wonderful!! If ever in the Atlanta area let me know my 13 year old daughter with cerebal palsy loves to get her model on!
Posted by: chante | April 14, 2009 2:29 PM
Hi I am the coach for the Special Olympics USA Gymnastics Team. There is this unbelievable gymnast, Marc Janovics. I believe he is the best gymnast in the world with Downs. He is the current World Champion. I am trying to get someone to use him for modeling. He is not like others with Downs, he works out all the time. Please let me know if you know anyone that can help him. I have some awesome pictures of him.
Posted by: Glen Marks | May 17, 2010 5:32 PM
thank you so much I have a beautiful daughter 14 autistic, diabetic and a myriad of other conflicts but wants to be an actress or model more than anything. Also I have a gentle loving and gentle daughter with down syndrome who also wants to be a model and actress. These kids have dreams like all the rest of us and US PARENTS of these kids have dreams for them. We live in the vancouver washington Portland Oregon area, but I am willing to travel for their dreams. thanks a mom to all kids
Posted by: TRACY TALLEY | June 15, 2010 3:40 PM
My daughter, Madyson Locke is 12 yrs old. she was just diagnosed with a rare syndrom called 4q deletion ..She is absolutey beautiful. We are told constantly that she should be the poster child for special needs! her smile and laugh will melt your, and the publics heart! Ill send photos if you'd like. thank u Amy Franklin
Posted by: Amy Franklin | November 17, 2010 9:53 PM
My daughter is 10 autistc and non verbal beautiful with angelmans syndrome. Been told often she should model.
Posted by: tara kohl | April 24, 2011 8:17 PM
Angel is 10 and has been calling herself Biance forever. She loves Tyra Banks and wants to be the next top model. However, she has epilepsy and is slow to learn, but very enthusiastic and happy. She is a joy to be around. Also, she loves to talk and make various poses.
Posted by: Shirley Thurmond | July 28, 2011 8:28 AM
My daughter Corin Mone is 15 years old she has a seizure disorder and a learning disability. Corin has a personality all of her own she is spunky, loveable, very energetic, loves taking pictures and being the center of attention. I think more importanly she likes to make friends.
Posted by: Tanesha | May 19, 2012 7:35 PM