When I joined AADI* almost a decade ago, I didn’t know I’d be in the midst of some of the nicest and most creative people I know. Through the process of being an art facilitator and resource person, I have learnt about the joy of creating it. By seeing their creative use of colour, I have learnt to enjoy my own instinctive selection with joy and confidence.
Working alongside adults with disabilities and seeing them transcend all limitations with dogged determination has been empowering for me as well. When we discuss new art processes and apply them, I gain clarity and enthusiasm to experiment and explore different mediums in my studio.
I end up with the conclusion that excuses are merely ramblings of a reluctant mind. To this kaleidoscope of imagery and colour created together, I happily add some of my own.
Started in 1978, as a small centre for special education for children with Cerebral Palsy, AADI is an established National level organization working for the rights of people with disability, with a focus on working at the grassroots to policy level ensuring that each influences the other in the creation of an Inclusive Society. Today, AADI pursues the Vision of an enabling world in which people with disability are acknowledged as a form of human diversity and are able to live with dignity, make all decisions about life; pursue equal opportunities; belong and contribute to families and communities.