Jonas Ruškus, BA in Special Education from Šiauliai Pedagogical Institute, Lithuania (1992), MA in Comunication and Safety from Compiègne University, France (1994), Ph.D. in Education from Šiauliai University. Now he is full professor at the department of Social Work, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania. Jonas Ruškus teaches social work and human rights also methodology of social research. He is also editor-in-chief of the journal "Social Work. Experience and Methods". He is an national expert in the Europen Commission project Academic Network for European Disability. He has a four years experience as a field social worker working and living together with persons with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities in l'Arche community, France. Jonas Ruškus is a member of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of United Nations.