In 1924, when attitudes to people with special needs were radically different, Rudolf Steiner gave this seminal course of lectures to a small group of teachers and doctors as a fundamental basis for their work. Many decades later, the movement he inspired has grown enormously, with hundreds of homes around the world for both children and adults with special needs. Revolutionary in its approach, the far-reaching perspectives of this course remain a living source of inspiration to those professionals in the field who are cultivating a spiritual approach.
Difficulties and obstacles along the path of incarnation path can lead to so-called disabilities. König's approach to curative education allows us to see these disabilities as meaningful ways of coping with or resolving the various problems that arise in living in a physical body. From this point of view, 'disabilities' are exaggerated forms of ways we all use to cope with life.