“The Abundance Project: Radical Inclusion, The Power of Families and Dreaming Bigger” highlights diversability message

"When you consider that 499 out of 500 babies suffer from a lack of Down Syndrome, my parents were incredibly lucky." Fionn Crombie Angus

Fionn and Johnathon Angus, a father and son team from the West of Ireland, will present The Abundance Project: Radical Inclusion, the Power of Families, and Dreaming Bigger on Oct. 17, as part of the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity Student Disability Resources’ Diversability Awareness Month initiative. 

The program is open to the public, and begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. The event will also be streamed online for viewing via Mediasite Live.

The Angus’ will share an incredible story of the journey they embarked on three years ago —illustrated with photos, short films and music — chronicling their experiences in creating healthy and strong families and communities, surviving and thriving through the school years, meeting challenges creatively, world travel and the elements of a great life. This is an inspirational and family friendly presentation for artists, entrepreneurs, social change agents, advocates and people who support people they love.

Fionn Crombie Angus is a 2-year-old man from Ireland with Down syndrome whose interests include nature studies, film making, visual arts, playing his fiddle, and travel. He manages his own government funded support plan, and is a member of the Irish Government Task Force for Personal Budgets. His father, Jonathan Angus, is a school teacher originally from America. Together they started Fionnathan Productions, to record and share their journey so other families can learn from their unorthodox approaches.

This presentation is hosted by Dr. Michael Bérubé, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature, and is co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania State University, The Libraries Accessibility Committee and Penn State University Libraries.

For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Bérubé at mfb12@psu.edu.