Danny Alsabbagh

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Danny Alsabbagh (In Summer Heights High)

Danny Alsabbagh is an Australian actor who played Toby Alsabbagh in the 2007 Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV series Summer Heights High. He later appeared in the music video "Naughty Girl".

Alsabbagh, who has Down syndrome, is part of the City Council's 'Be Yourself' program, a support program for young people with mild to moderate disabilities. He was the joint City of Hobsons Bay Young Citizen of the Year in 2008.[1]

Alsabbagh attended Yarraville SDS high school.[2]

He is mentioned in the book Neurodiversity: Discovering the Extraordinary Gifts of Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Brain Differences for being able to act and for finding "a special niche as an artist."[3] Alsabbagh also secured an internship with Red Stitch Actors Theatre, where he focuses on painting and set building.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hobsons Bay City Council Website
  2. ^ Haller, BA (1 February 2011). "Get to know up-and-coming actor with Down syndrome, Danny Alsabbagh, who stars on Australian comedy, Summer Heights High, on HBO". Media dis&dat. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Armstrong, Thomas (2013). Neurodiversity: Discovering the Extraordinary Gifts of Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Brain Differences. Da Capo Press. p. 156. ISBN 9780738214115. 
  4. ^ "Behind the Scenes". Annecto. Retrieved 7 July 2014.