Almost every person in every society around the world has been touched in some way by a person living with disability. Fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, extended families, and friends – all have been impacted by the life of someone with a developmental or intellectual disability.
Helping people with different abilities is our passion. Working with them has changed our lives in so many ways. And we want to show others just how amazing they really are. That is the motivation behind all the work you will find featured on this website.
People with disabilities are often thought to be different from the rest of us. They’re not. They have hopes and dreams just like you and me, but their futures are often molded by the attitudes and perceptions we have about them. If we don’t change our way of thinking, then nothing will change. In spite of international laws and policies, many people with disabilities still find themselves pushed to the margins of our societies. And almost all encounter prejudice, bullying, insensitive treatment, and discrimination. These attitudes and actions cause their world to become smaller. Their opportunities become more limited, and, ultimately, they withdraw from the wider community.
That’s not acceptable – and that has to change. We can think of no better time than now to confront these attitudes in a positive way and jump-start the change that can make a difference in their lives.