"The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next."
This is my sister Lillý. It´s her birthday today too. She was born in 1947. She has from the age of 12 suffered from severe epilepsy. Even so she is married and has one daughter (who this spring earned her doctorate in psychology from Sorbonne University, Paris), two sons, a son-inlaw, a daughter-in law and one grandson. Here she is at her work in a dressmaking workshop, a sheltered workplace run by The Organization of Disabled in Iceland. She works there part time, from 8-12 a.m. In my eyes she is a real everday-hero.
The Federation runs sheltered employment units at Hátún 10. These are aimed at providing handicapped people with suitable paid employment and also giving them training and assistance for work on the general labour market. There are four units, employing an average of 35-40 disabled people, most of whom work part time.
The Organization´s dressmaking workshop was opened in 1981. It produces and sells confirmation and choir surplices, uniforms and working clothes for nurses, dentists and workers in the health services, and hospital clothing for the State Hospitals.