Where are the orphans with Special Needs? Где находятся дети-сироты с ограниченными возможностями?

Где? Where?                            www.gdye.org

People with Down Syndrome want you to know that they are regular people. They have feelings like you and me. They have dreams like you and me. They love like you and me. The difference is that they are bottled up in a body with a disability. Given the right opportunities they will grow and blossom into wonderful, productive members of our society.

 

 

 

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Russia: "When my son was born in 1966, the nurses wanted to take him away before I even got the chance to feed him," says Saima Makarova. "The doctors told me we should put him in an orphanage and try for another child instead. They said nothing good would come of him." Saima kept her son despite the doctors' advice. No kindergarten or school would accept him Sergei so his mother taught him at home. Sergei Makarov is now a theater actor. He is also internationally famous for his leading role in the movie Little Old Ladies [Старухи]. In the film, Makarov, 37, plays a disabled man whose mother leaves their village and leaves him in the care of a few grumpy old women.

 

 

 

Osnat Barnett was born in Jerusalem in 1974, the eldest of three children.  After completing her primary and secondary education, Osnat undertook two years of National Service. Osnat studied at the WIZO Institute in Jerusalem and became a qualified Nursery Nurse Assistant. In 2000 Osnat married Daniel Sened, and moved to live in Kibbutz Revivim in the Negev, south of Beersheba, where she works in the kindergarten and paints. In 1985 she was featured in the book "Looking for Osnat", and in 1991 starred in the film "A Touch of Magic". In recent years Osnat has been active participant in several drama groups in the Beersheva area, and has also taken part in Yossi Lev's highly successful performance where she accompanies him to schools around the country and explains what it is like to live with Down's Syndrome.

In many countries, individuals with Down syndrome are active participants in the educational, vocational, social and recreational aspects of their communities. In fact, there are more opportunities than ever before for individuals with Down syndrome to develop their abilities, discover their talents and realize their dreams. For example, more teens and adults with Down syndrome each year are graduating from high school, going to college, finding employment and living independently.

A person with Down Sydrome undergoing training for a job in a supermarket in Scotland. People with Down work as nursery school assistants,  in restaurants, in stores, dental assistants, as caregivers for old people and invalids, go to the army in Israel, work as actors, artists, musicians and so on.