Ashoka Fellow
Brazil
Fellow Since 1991
Sim-Down
This description of Maria josé De farias's work was prepared when Maria josé De farias was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1991.
Introduction
The mother of a young boy with Down's syndrome, Maria Jose de Farias has revitalized a parents' association and is reaching out to help families affected by Down's syndrome in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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