Charlotte Woodward is the Community Outreach Associate for the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and disability advocate.
Recently, she went viral on TikTok for her video in which she shed light on some inequalities people with Down syndrome face.
In the video she said, Down syndrome face is being rejected for life-saving organ transplants. Later, she added that the Fair Labor Standards Act allows employers to pay people with a physical or mental disability less than minimum wage or subminimum wage.
In an Interview with Buzzfeed, Charlotte said “I am also a college student at George Mason University — straight As all the way. I’m going for a degree in Sociology with a focus on social justice and inequality. My mom told me when I was born that doctors said I would never learn to read or write and that I would be placed in a separate workshop as I grew up. I have, however, proven those doctors wrong.”
She even added, “I can’t get married or I’ll lose my healthcare and supports.”
Who is Charlotte Woodward?
She was born with Down syndrome and a heart condition, she had four open-heart surgeries. Virginia State Legislature passed a law preventing people with intellectual and/or physical disabilities from being denied organ transplants.
However, she has successfully passed an organ transplant discrimination law where people with intellectual and physical disabilities cannot be denied an organ transplant.
Charlotte Woodward is the Community Outreach Associate for the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) where she supports public awareness and community outreach through public speaking, social media, and writing a blog.
Furthermore, she is also working to develop a magazine for and by individuals with Down syndrome. She recently became one of the very few people born with Down syndrome to receive a life-saving heart transplant, and she regularly shares her story to educate and advocate for others.
Charlotte holds an associate degree from Northern Virginia Community College and is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology with a concentration in social change and inequality at George Mason University.
Also, she serving as Editor in Chief of a new NDSS online magazine called: “Our Voices,” written by and for self-advocates with Down syndrome. Curently, she serves at NDSS “C21” (Chromosome 21) pop up restaurant events to demonstrate that people with Down syndrome are “ready, willing, and able” to work.
Apart from this, she loves cooking and baking, She then enjoys making muffins and scones.
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