‘Switched at Birth’ Scene Tackles Ignorance Around Down Syndrome


The ABC Family show “Switched at Birth” is taking on ignorance surrounding Down syndrome.

In a clip from an upcoming episode of the show, the character of Lily, played by Rachel Shenton, is opening presents at her baby shower. We come to learn that her baby has Down syndrome after a guest apologizes for gifting her an elaborate train set. This prompts another guest to pipe in with some opinions about the genetic condition, to which the character of Kathryn Kennish, played by Lea Thompson, responds. Thompson shuts down the woman’s ignorant views.

The full episode will be airing on Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. on ABC Family, Zap2it reported.

Watch the clip below: 

 

 

h/t Zap2it

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