... are able to learn, work, participate ...
For parents, family members and professionals who know the reality of people with all kinds of special needs it is evident that these persons:
- are able to learn
- are able to work
- can participate in a decent way of life when the learning, working and personal/social conditions are suited to their individual potential.
ECCE takes the view that these persons have:
- the right to live an individually chosen life-style in an assisted surrounding which enables and supports personal development and communication,
- the right to living conditions, education and therapy suited to their individual potential,
- the right to participate in a decent way of life in the society suited to their individual potential.
All concepts of assisting people with all kinds of special needs must be examined to see whether they guarantee the quality of life of these people. In curative education and social therapy it is recognised that education, working or living with these persons is of benefit to all individuals involved and to society as a whole.