• Association for theory and culture of handicap

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Members of the association are disabled people who believe in and act according to the principles of the independent living. We are united in our diversity, in order to achieve our goals. We do not fall for the "healthy life" rhetoric and the logic of custody and care. We avoid patronizing practices of charity and pity, and most of all, we do not allow anybody to assume the right or feel entitled to speak on our behalf, in our stead and in our name. We understand disability as a social status, assigned to anyone, who in a certain moment or in society, fails to fit existing definitions and accepted norms. Disabled persons can find themselves in social relations, which push them into and keep them in a deprivileged position. Therefore, one must strive to break out of such mentality.