The Real Disability Is Disconnection

by John McKnight on July 12, 2012

Tagged as: Gifts / Hospitality / Association / Care of People on the Margin

Pat Worth had been labeled retarded as a child and was living on a park bench when he decided to organize people who shared his experience. The organization he formed is now known as People First. 

In this video post, John tells the story of traveling across Canada with Pat, organizing local People First chapters, and talks about the unforgettable lesson he learned from something Pat said on that trip: We don't need services; we need community.

 

 

Pat died in 2004. Learn more from him in three articles he wrote, posted at Inclusion Press.

 

Home page photo: Michael Stout