Next interview – 13 June 2016 / Laura Castro and Miquel Madrigal, Dincat (Catalunya Intellectual Disability Federation))

“Work needs to be done so that children experience diversity in their own lives and accept differences naturally”

The management team of Catalonia’s leading federation for intellectual disability – with over 300 non-profit organisations defending the rights of and providing services for the collective – places the focus on knowledge and training in order to break with stereotypes. “People with intellectual disability go to work, have a family, have a partner, live independently, do sport, go shopping… They’re not passive people, they’re active”. Despite this group’s heterogeneity, “change of approach” that it defends would benefit everyone.