After hundreds of years of stigma and exclusion, people with cognitive disabilities are out and about in our communities. Many work at jobs with able-bodied co-workers and live independently, or in small group homes, in many neighborhoods.
We visit a class where people with limited speech are learning to choreograph and dance to Taiko drumming from a couple of grandmothers.
Then, we talk to Josh Elwood, our sound engineer, who is both a client and board member of the non-profit, Clausen House. Adrienne Lauby interviews Josh and we follow him on his weekly shopping trip.
Annie Ong of Heiwa Taiko Drums.
Eric Kupers & Mantra Plonsey of Dandelion Dancetheater.
Interviews by Josh Elwood, Shelley Berman & Adrienne Lauby.
Hosted by Raphaella Bennin.
Photos By Shelley Berman