Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1994
This description of Dulcinea De Oliveira Xavier's work was prepared when Dulcinea De Oliveira Xavier was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1994.
In the northeast of Brazil, Dulcinea Xavier is developing much-needed services for low-income families with children (or other family members) with disabilities. A social worker by profession and the mother of a child with Down's Syndrome, she is also mobilizing new efforts to improve public understanding of people with disabilities and to encourage their full integration in society at large.
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