'Not Special Needs' Aims to Break Barriers for Those with Disabilities

 - Apr 14, 2017
References: youtube & adweek
'Not Special Needs' is the name of a humorous campaign that was created for World Down Syndrome Day, which occurs annually on March 21st.

The short commercial features Lauren Potter, who's best known for her role on 'Glee,' and John McGinley, of 'Scrubs.' Potter starts out the video by showing how absurd the use of the phrase "special needs" is when it comes to describing those with down syndrome, as she believes that it is much more obstructive than it is accommodating. She goes on to give examples of what some "special needs" could be, comically including the need to eat dinosaur eggs, wear a giant suit of armour, or be massaged by a cat.

Not Special Needs concludes by showing that those with down syndrome simply require access to education, jobs, opportunities, friends, and love, just like everybody else.