|Participants celebrate the 30th anniversary of foundation on stage.|
October 21, 2012
The first institution for Deaf persons with additional disabilities, called "Ikoinomura Deaf Center" located in Ayabe-shi, Kyoto Prefecture, in the whole country was founded in 1982.
The center, which offers the Deaf persons with additional disabilities the program related to living and labor, has played the role as a welfare base of the northern prefecture equipped with special elderly nursing home, etc.
The center held an event to celebrate the 30th anniversary of foundation on October 20. About 2,000 institution persons concerned were present. They looked back upon the past, and promised that they would work harder for the development of welfare of the Deaf with additional disabilities.
The works of the center people were exhibited. Stage performances and the booth were also prepared. People from the institution for persons with disabilities in northern Kyoto and local residents including the center staff made a speech, by which the visitors deepened an understanding of multiple disabilities and the institutions.
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