...holding hope for people with disabilities by encouraging them to “Dwell in the Possibilities”

Breaking News


Bridget will be seen in Episode 4 of Chicago Justice premiering on March 5, 2017 9/8c

This episode should be shown in early April.

February 3-5, 2017

Bridget stars as Nala in Lion King, Jr through the Ups With Downs theater group.


Chicago Channel 7 News - August 16th, 2015

Bridget interviewed for Design for America - CLICK HERE How to make lives for people with disabilities easier is usually not a topic taught in engineering schools.

But that's exactly what a group of students from all across the country studied here in Chicago for a weekend to try and solve a problem and generally help society.

This year, the group enlisted some special advisers.

The program is called Design for America. This past weekend, students from 29 different colleges and universities got together at Northwestern University. Every year, they choose a real-life issue and design products and services to help make living with that problem easier. This year, it's Down syndrome.


June 2015

Bridget cast as April in Weiner-Dog movie.

Filming took place for this independent film directed by in Long Island New York
June 25th-29th. Read more about the movie here:

Kieran Culkin, Danny DeVito, Brie Larson, Ellen Burstyn, Zosia Mamet and Tracy Letts have joined the cast of Wiener-Dog, the next film from Todd Solondz being produced by Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures and Killer Films’ Christine Vachon. Julie Delpy and Greta Gerwig star in the pic, which tells several stories featuring people who find their life inspired or changed by one particular dachshund. It will feature some characters from Solondz’s 1995 pic Welcome To The Dollhouse. Production in now underway in New York City. David Distenfeld is overseeing for Annapurna and David Hinojosa for Killer Films.



September 2014

Watch "I Love My Life" - a video put together by NADS ~ National Association for Down Syndrome. Bridget is on the Board of Directors



July 2014


Bridget Brown named one of the 100 Women of Inspiration in Chicago

Read about it HERE.



Bridget shows you how to navigate the PACE BUS SYSTEM


Ever wondered how to use Pace Suburban Buses? Let Advocates Bridget Brown and Tim Finnegan show you in a video series produced by JJ’s List!

READ MORE about the shooting of this video HERE.



Bridget "competes" in the Miss You Can Do It Pageant in July 2012. HBO film debuts Summer 2013

HBO made a documentary about this fabulous program for young women and girls with disabilities. It was founded by Abbey Curran and directed and produced by Ron Davis. You can watch it on HBO this summer. (2013)
About the founder: Abbey Curran never accepted her physical limitations. She admits her disability comes with lifelong challenges, but none that hold her back, playing sports (she "just falls more") and driving a car with a special steering wheel and brake. Curran's resilience and determination to pursue her dreams led her to become the first woman with disabilities to compete in the Miss USA Pageant® in 2008.

More information about HBO Documentary CLICK HERE

Pageant Information - CLICK HERE


July 10, 2012

Nancy and Bridget were honored as "Champions of Inclusion" at gala in Washington, D.C.

The National Inclusion Project and Co-founders Clay Aiken and Diane Bubel are honored Nancy and Bridget at the 9th Annual Champions Gala. Special guests Pop Icon Debbie Gibson, Late Night Legend Arsenio Hall, Rock Star Dee Snider and American Idol Ruben Studdard were there to celebrate. The event was held at the National Theater in Washington, DC on October 20, 2012.



June 24, 2012

Bridget is featured on Chicago ABC news



Special Olympics: Illinois
Bridget Brown Member of Athlete Leadership Program


Posted: 2011-01-07


Bridget's story appears in Neighbors of Darien, a local news magazine. Read the article here.

Bridget Mary Brown…an incredible story behind an amazing woman

Posted: 2011-01-01


butterfly2Bridget makes it into the movies!

Bridget was cast in role of Lily the Miley Cyrus movie LOL. Bridget auditioned for this role in early July 2010 and got the call that she would be filming in Detroit in mid August. This is a remake of a 2008 French film called LOL: Laughing Out Loud about the peer pressures of high school in a world connected by YouTube, iTunes, and Facebook.

Bridget plays the role of a high school student with Down Syndrome who is part of a host family for teens on an exchange program to France.

The movie also stars Demi Moore, Ashley Greene and Marlo Thomas. The movie opened in theaters in May 2012. It can be found on NetFlix or Redbox.

Read more about the movie here:

LOL: Laughing Out Loud



Bridget wins Aktion Club Award

Aktion Club is the newest member of the Sponsored Organizations an Programs at Kiwanis International.

Aktion Club is a community-service group for adult citizens who live with a disability.


Website Builder