Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1998
IBDD-Instituto Brasilero de Defensa dos Direitos da Pessoa P
This description of Teresa de jesus costa D`amaral's work was prepared when Teresa de jesus costa D`amaral was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1998.
Teresa D'Amaral is fighting for citizenship rights for people with disabilities, creating a legally-mandated demand for employment and a locally-supported supply of skilled workers. Her institution also initiates a wide range of socialization programming for people with disabilities to integrate them into the community at large.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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