Entertainment News - Glee
Disability Advocates Call 'Glee' Portrayal 'Poor Choice'
Disability Scoop reports on the controversy over a plotline that saw a beloved character with Down syndrome bring a gun to school.
Fall TV Lineup Includes More With Down Syndrome
A new little character on 'Glee' adds to the list, according to Disability Scoop.
Glee Welcomes New Cast Member with Down Syndrome
A post on Mom-Blog looks at the way news about the new cast member was announced on an entertainment site, and how complaints changed the tone for the better.
'Parenthood' Keeps Tuesday Time Slot, 'Glee' Moves to Thursdays
The latest news on special-needs TV for the 2012-2013 season.
Glee's Becky and Hierarchies of Disability
thAutcast.com reviews the episode in which Becky and Artie go out on a date. (1/21/12)
'Glee' Star Tapped For President's Disability Committee
Disability Scoop reports that Lauren Potter, who plays Becky on 'Glee,' has been named to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. (11/7/11)
Debate Heats Up: Is Glee Making Fun of Asperger's?
Child Mind Institute looks at the controversy over Sugar Motta, a "Glee" character with "self-diagnosed Asperger's."
Asperger's at School, on 'Parenthood' and 'Glee'
TV giveth, and TV taketh away. (9/23/11)
It Happened, Glee Pissed Me Off
On Raising Asperger's Kids, a former Gleek reacts to the show's Asperger syndrome plotline. (9/22/11)
Is 'The Glee Project' The Best New Reality Show?
Contestants include a dancer with Down syndrome who wants to play Becky's boyfriend. (6/15/11)
Give Becky a Friend
A post on the United Media Now urges readers to "like" a Facebook page dedicated to getting Becky on "Glee" some friends next season. (5/26/11)
Glee Rocks the AAPD Gala
From JFActivist: "The 2011 AAPD Image Award was received by the Cast and Creative Team of Fox's Television show Glee. In attendance at the Gala was recurring cast member Lauren Potter, an actress with Down Syndrome who portrays the character Becky Jackson, cheerleader and assistant to Sue Sylvester." (3/21/11)
Glee, The King's Speech Honored at Golden Globes
Glee took the award for Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical, and Colin Firth won Best Performance by an Actor - Drama for his performance as King George VI, whose struggle to overcome a stutter with the help of a speech therapist is the subject of The King's Speech. (1/18/11)
Real Life 'Glee' Featuring Special Needs Students
From The Stir: "A group of high school teachers in Illinois has created a musical phenomenon more feel-good than Glee. The High Five Choir at New Trier Township High School brings together special needs students with everything from Down syndrome to Noonan syndrome. You don't even have to be able to speak -- they find something for you to do." (12/27/10)
Special-Needs Entertainment News: Glee - 2010
Special-needs news stories about 'Glee' from around the Web featured in the daily news folder on About.com Children With Special Needs in 2010.