Meet the man who started Independent Living in Europe: Online event with Dr Adolf Ratzka 5th Oct from 5pm to 6pm via Zoom
FREEDOM and CHOICE Marking 30 years of Independent Living in Ireland! Want to know more about independent living? Join @ILMIreland for 4 online events over October exploring what it is and How to get it! Email email@example.com to register.
Session 1: Dr Adolf Ratzka 5th Oct from 5 pm to 6 pm via Zoom – All welcome.
Topic: “The Importance of Understanding Independent Living for disabled people”
Dr Ratzka, is quoted as saying: “Independent Living does not mean that we want to do everything by ourselves or that we do not need anybody or like to live in isolation. Independent Living means that we demand the same choices and control in our everyday lives that our non-disabled brothers and sisters, neighbours and friends take for granted. We want to grow up in our families, go to the neighbourhood school, use the same bus as our neighbours, work in jobs that are in line with our education and interests, and raise families of our own. We are profoundly ordinary people sharing the same need to feel included, recognised and loved.”