Jorge Parada

Jorge Parada

Summary

Jorge Alberto Parada was born on March 30, 1959 in the Federal Capital of the Republic of Argentina.

Full biography

Jorge Alberto Parada was born on March 30, 1959 in the Federal Capital of the Republic of Argentina.

He is the oldest son of 4. His father is a graphic designer and his mother, a house wife and a lover of words and literature. He is a restless child that pokes the vast majority of the visual arts and physical activities, which intertwine throughout his career. His father, Jorge Alberto, just like him, dedicated his life for years to help people and disadvantaged groups by organizing food runs, infant and artistic activities, which led him to the political persecution during the military dictatorship of the Argentine government and he is forced to exile in Brazil, helplessly leaving his wife and their 4 children. At that time the author was 15. After a few years, the family moves to Rio de Janeiro where the author conducts his studies at the FRASCE School of Medicine. This educational institution, whose foundation is to help the disabled through their children's physical rehabilitation clinic, allows Jorge to focus his learning from that time forward, on the area of recovery for people with disabilities.

With the arrival of democracy to Argentina, the family returns and Jorge begins working in different institutions of children’s disability until he opened his own center called “Centro de Terapia Física Santa Fe" in the neighborhood of Palermo and on the street with the same name (Av. Santa Fe No 1615). And so it was by working with the little ones with special needs that he realized that there did not exist any text at the time with the educational profile about the differences and integration, and therefore, on one Sunday afternoon, at his home in La Reja, Buenos Aires province, accompanied by his 4 small daughters, he decides to write a story which they can understand about what it means to have different skills, to understand the needs and potential. This inspired the ideological story of Angelo, assisted by his pregnant wife, as a theatrical framework for their girls and on an afternoon of 1992, he finished the piece, which became the world's pioneer in the subject, and for which he received much praise that it became his pharaonic task to spread the message across almost the entire America. He made ​more than 600 presentations at the special education establishments, education faculties, public and private schools on the subject of different needs, equality, and public school integration. For this humane and comforting task for the society, the government of Argentina declares his piece of a national educational interest in the Congress of the Argentinian Nation and acquires it for its 17,000 schools as a social education plan, which is unheard of for a literary work to date. And this is how his literary production began, directed toward the education of values and health.

His second book “The Fisher of Tears” (1994), silenced much of the readers on the subject of bed wetting and sensitive, artistically gifted children. Then came “Juan, his window, and the Rose flower in love”, with an organic vision for understanding the nature. “Ed-Drugs-Nay” (1997), the educational vision for understanding childhood drug dependency. “Paradise Bird” (1998), a piece of extraordinary sensitivity, guided toward understanding the emotional undertone of rare and incurable diseases.

From that year (1998), his wife and the mother of their 5 children, becomes sick and his literary work stops. Years pass and after the sad ending, his everyday world in Argentina becomes difficult and he decides to immigrate with his family to Spain, where his blood roots allow him to recover the Spanish nationality. He begins his work with rehabilitation at the “Spanish Institute of Physical Therapy”, in the Valencia Province. Today he focuses on scientific research, his pictorial art and finishing the novel he started back in 1998.

© 2014 Jorge Parada
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