Ester Ortega

Coordinator of Citizen Network Spain

Ester Ortega is the coordinator of Citizen Network Spain.

Ester is currently the director of FundaciĆ³n TUYA, an organization that works to inspire, accompany and enable life projects for people with intellectual disabilities in the community, supporting social inclusion and self-direction.

She was founder of the Debajo del Sombrero association, which works promoting the artistic careers of people with intellectual disabilities in contemporary art spaces. She also worked in 'total institution' cases, constantly seeking desinstitutionalization, which she did not achieve. That is the reason why she now works in the community trying to create the other shore so that those friends, or others who live under the authority of an institution, can enjoy another kind of life and support.

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