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July 09th 2013:People with Special Needs Living, Learning and Working in the Camphill Community

Chuck and Diane Kyd cofounded www.camphill.on.ca, Camphill Communities in Ontario. They talk about their personal stories, and the stories of Camphill in North America and in Ontario. They explain the types of people whom Camphill supports, the challenges they experience, and the support they need. They describe the challenges experienced by the people before they come to Camphill, and the help that their family caregivers need. They discuss the work Camphill does to help the people who come to them to find acceptance, acknowledgement and recognition, and to support family caregivers. They sa

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Chuck & Diane Kyd

Chuck and Diane Kyd cofounded Camphill Communities in Ontario, http://www.camphill.on.ca/. Home to 30 residents, 70 staff, and 15 day participants, it’s located on 290 rural acres near Angus and at downtown Barrie. Since their training in Camphill Special Schools in Pennsylvania, they’ve transitioned many people with complex needs from a disability-focused to a person-directed culture. Their approach to seamless flows of supports welcomes and nourishes individual needs and choices, expands skills and interests, and helps create networks of sustainable supports and friendships. They believe in the gift of safe and happy relationships and that people with complex needs need our help in develop
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