A week ago, Nintendo released a Switch commercial called “Our Favorite Ways to Play”. There were many kids and teens in the commercial, including 16-year-old Aaron Waddingham. Waddingham has Down syndrome, and his mother says that this had a lot to do with why her son was in the commercial in the first place. Sue Robins, his mom said that “Nintendo very specifically wanted somebody with a visible disability”. Robins also said that a combination of his acting coach and drama classes helped prepare him for the Nintendo shoot and rehearsal. She also said that “it was pretty cool because it was a rehearsal to play a video game. They trained him how to play the Nintendo game, which I think you already knew how to play, because you’re a 16-year-old boy”. Robins’ tweeted about it too, so you can see her tweet down below.
— sue robins (@suerobinsyvr) November 12, 2019