Maia Shishniashvili, in red, is the founder of Hand in Hand, a nongovernmental organization established in Tbilisi, Georgia. She works to create better conditions for people with disabilities.“The problem is not just the policy makers. Our society doesn’t see people with disabilities as equal.” Her goal is to create loving, healthy environments and get people living in large institutions into homes with just a few beneficiaries so they can have normal lives and become involved in the community. It is possible to create a world where all of us, regardless of abilities, have freedom, dignity, choice and control over over lives.
This is @amivitale on assignment for @opensocietyfoundations sharing work this week on the de-institutionalization of care for people with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities.
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