Do not go where the path may lead,
go instead where there is no path
and leave a trail
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Camphill Svetlana, Russia
In Russia, people with developmental disabilities usually live isolated lives, unable to study, work or socialize. They encounter widespread discrimination. Their families often keep them out of sight, and they are made to feel shame about their circumstances. Few services are available for them. But there is a place where everything is different. An amazing photodocumentary by Chloe Colman and Mary Gelman for TheWashington Post
"Love starts when we push aside our ego and make room for someone else" Rudolf Steiner
People with a learning disability who achieve their dreams are often described as inspirational. Yet for David Heller Jr going to college, work and play is just part of life.
Steve Hingsburger tackles the issue of love, intimacy and sex between adults with a learning disability. And how those who support them can help them live as they choose.
John Franklin "Frank" Stephens is an American disability advocate, actor and athlete. He has Down's Syndrome . Here he gives a powerful speech to Congress about inclusion and equality.
Living together. Working together. Growing together
I'm not your inspiration
An extraordinary journey
JEAN VANIER 1928-2019
Founder of L'Ache
writer and advocate
for people with
"We have to be sensitive to experiencing the other. We must be careful not to put around our group a wall, cemented in so that I don't see others as beautiful."