Posts made in July, 2017


Cascadia Reaches Out – by Susan Koppersmith

, July 11, 2017

Karl Koenig (1902-1966) was an Austrian paediatrician who founded the worldwide Camphill movement of therapeutic communities for those with special needs. Ita Wegman, an Anthroposophic physician, invited him to work closely with her at her institute for people with disabilities. The Cascadia Society for Social Working is an urban Camphill centre in North Vancouver BC with a day program serving 34 individuals with developmental disabilities. In addition 11 of these individuals live in 4 Cascadia residences located in close proximity to each other.   Cascadia’s Main House   Workshops in the day centre include fibre arts, painting, basketry, candle-making, gardening, clay and home skills as well as a myriad of other artistic, educational, and therapeutic activities. Eurythmy and music play a strong part in the life of Cascadia. I had several meetings with Ruth Tschannen, a therapeutic Eurythmist, who has spent 30 years in Camphill communities. She has been a...

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