March 16, 2017 Budapest, Hungary —Zoltán Kollár has a movement disorder that has made him unable to walk, talk, or eat unaided. He’s used a lumbering electric wheelchair since childhood. But none of that has slowed him down.
Zozó, as his friends fondly call him, loves to go to parties, watch plays in theaters, and head outdoors for trips. He also enjoys lecturing on special-needs education at a teachers training college in Budapest, Hungary, where he works part time.
“Even in my condition, you can have a happy and rewarding life,” says Mr. Kollár, a cordial man who communicates with his left pinkie finger, which he uses to touch letters and common words printed on a portable communication board. “I won’t give up,” he stresses. “We show everyone they must never give up.”
By “we,” he means the scores of other people with various forms of mental and physical disability who …