Curative education and social therapy – a fulfilling life in community
People with disabilities and special needs for support enjoy equal rights worldwide. Often, however, suitable inclusion and integration conditions are still lacking that meet the expectations and needs of the affected children and adults. ELIANT is committed to ensuring that facilities, villages, and workshops that have proven themselves in individual care remain viable and are also recognized as possible inclusion models.
There is a wide range of provisions available to children with special needs within anthroposophic curative education: early advice and diagnosis, special kindergartens, inclusive programmes, schools and group homes. Many opportunities are also offered to adults with disabilities, ranging from workshops to village communities where life, work, cultural activities and social interaction are integrated. Over 350 institutions around the world currently work in this way, augmented by special schools, remedial classes and inclusion processes.
Whoever visits a school, day centre, or residential community in, say, Ireland, Sweden or Italy will be immediately impressed by the aesthetic way of life and the beauty of the natural materials, colours and shapes often used. Daily life there encompasses more than living in a community, going to school and receiving therapy. Musical activities, stage performances and the celebration of festivals all create a stimulating environment that also provides a sense of having a spiritual home.
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