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Rep. Jackie Speier, California Democrat, talks with TV actress Lauren Potter (right) during a congressional briefing Wednesday on bullying children with special needs. Miss Potter has Down syndrome. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Congresswoman Cathy Morris Rodger (R-Wash.), left, thanks Isma'il Clayton, 13, who has Asperger's Syndrome, and Lauren Potter, an actress on the show Glee, who has Down Syndrome, for sharing their experiences and stories about being teased about being different during a Congressional briefing on the Bullying of Children with Special Needs on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. The congresswoman herself is the parent of a special needs child. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Lauren Potter, an actress on the show Glee, has a quiet conversation with Rep. Cathy Morris Rodger (R-Wash.) during a Congressional briefing on the Bullying of Children with Special Needs on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Ms. Potter, who has Down Syndrome, spoke about her experiences being teased when she was little and about being a positive role model now. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), (far left), answers questions during the Congressional briefing on Bullying of Children with Special Needs on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 while Isma'il Clayton, 13, who suffers from Asberger's Syndrome, Lauren Potter, an actress on the show "Glee" who has Down Syndrome, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who herself has a child with special needs, look on. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times

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Lauren Potter, an actress on the show Glee, talks about her experiences being teased when she was younger because she has Down Syndrome during a Congressional briefing Wednesday, March 16, 2011 on the Bullying of Children with Special Needs while her mom Robin Sinkhorn looks on. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) leans over to talk to Lauren Potter, an actress on the show Glee, during a Congressional briefing on Bullying of Children with Special Needs on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Ms. Potter, who has Down Syndrome, spoke about her experiences growing up and being teased. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Robin Sinkhorn embraces her daughter Lauren Potter following Potter's statement at a Congressional briefing on Bullying of Children with Special Needs on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Potter, an actress on the show Glee, who has Down Syndrome, spoke about her experiences growing up and being teased. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)