Disability Rights and Rehabilitation: Vardan Tadevosyan
Tuesday 9th December 2014 , 7 – 8pm, followed by a drinks reception
Fielden House, 13 Little College Street, London, SW1P 3SH
This is a free event, but we ask that you register here.
Vardan Tadevosyan is the founder and director of the Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre, located in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh.
Since founding the centre in 1999, Vardan has enacted a radical transformation. He has turned a bomb-damaged school building in an isolated, post-conflict state into an internationally recognised Centre of Excellence for the rehabilitation of those with disabilities.
Vardan is a pioneer of the concept of rehabilitation in the region, working against the prevailing culture of the former Soviet Union in which those with disabilities were, and often still are, stigmatised, removed from sight and kept separate from the community.
The Centre provides high quality care and rehabilitative therapies to around 800 people every year, at no cost to the patient. Vardan and his staff also inspire and train medical practitioners from across the region in the concept and practice of rehabilitation.
He is committed to breaking down the stigma surrounding disability and to making society more accessible and inclusive. Through his years of experience and unfaltering dedication, he has helped thousands of people build more independent lives, and has inspired many others to help break down the walls that exclude disabled people from society.
Join us on the 9th December to hear Vardan speak about his work and his vision for the future, and to learn more about life, health and disability rights in this fascinating part of the world.
This is part of a 10 day visit Vardan will be making to the UK, in order to visit and build links with UK-based centres for rehabilitation.
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