Our community of practice vision
Photo by Sujata Khanna Photography

Our vision is one where all people, regardless of ability or disability, are valued and contributing members of society. We believe that diverse and welcoming communities experience the gifts of all their members, and that such communities have much to teach us about how to live in harmony together.

Our community of practice stretches across India, and is comprised of activists, people with disabilities, advocates, family members, and those who are allies alongside vulnerable people. We are committed to learning about and using important and high-level idea sets, such as the principles of Social Role Valorization, as well as person-centered inclusive practice in education, community life, vocation, home, and relationships. We are also committed to putting those ideas into practice.

We work each in collaboration with each: all are both teachers and learners, and we share what seems to work toward our vision freely. All of us are leaders in our commitment to better lives, whether through formal teaching, implementation, powerful role modeling, or sharing through media and writing. Our commitment to create a better world is one thing we share, along with a belief that our thinking frameworks, such as our core framework of SRV, are good guidance on the path toward such worthy work.

We invite you to share in the vision, the partnership, the hard work of creating change that brings the good things of life to us all. The work sketched in these glimpses bring to life incremental change actions which we think move the world a fraction closer toward the world we want to create.