Chappaqua boy with Down syndrome uses 'Super Brady powers' to advocate for inclusion

Brady McCarthy is a superhero by bringing awareness to the importance of inclusion with his book and a movie.

News 12 Staff

Oct 1, 2022, 2:49 AM

Updated 603 days ago

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A Chappaqua boy with Down syndrome is using his "powers" to advocate for inclusion.
Brady McCarthy is a superhero by bringing awareness to the importance of inclusion with his book and a movie.
The McCarthys moved to Chappaqua in 2010 when Brady was in third grade in the hopes of a more inclusive learning environment.
Brady is now 20, and his family credits the move as the reason that so many doors have opened for him.
"He got involved in the theater, he involved in sports, he ended up being the captain of his wrestling team in high school," says his mother, Jackie McCarthy.
Over the summer, Brady and his brother Bailey filmed a movie called “Super Brady.”
Bailey directed, while Brady was the starring actor, where he played the role of both superhero and villain.
The film was selected to be part of this year's All-American High School Film Festival in New York City.
Brady also wrote a book with his sister, Alexx called, "Super Brady, A Story of Inclusion."
Everything the McCarthys do drives home one message - the importance of inclusion.


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