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Why Innovative Action?
Typically, public residential facilities have been plagued by a triple problem: overcrowding, understaffing, and underfinancing. To complicate matters further, the public, long accustomed to knowing little about mental retardation, often held inaccurate information, and there was a mystique about the retarded and other handicapping conditions involving feelings of hopelessness, repulsion, and fear....
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Title: Why Innovative Action?
From: Changing Patterns in Residential Services for the Mentally Retarded
Creator: Robert B. Kugel (author)
Date: January 10, 1969
Format: Government Document
Publisher: President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, D.C.
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: ch.1, pp.1-14
Keywords: Advocacy; Architecture; Attendants; Bengt Nirje; Burton Blatt; Civil Liberties & Rights; Cognitive Disability; Deinstitutionalization; Economics; Education; Educational Institutions; Employment; Government; Group Home; Gunnar Dybwad; Henry H. Goddard; Human Rights; Institutions; Kallikaks; Labor; Labor & Commerce; Laws & Regulation; Mental Retardation; Neglect; Normalization; Policy; Prejudice; President's Committee On Mental Retardation; President's Panel On Mental Retardation; Public Welfare; Segregation; Social Welfare & Communities; Wolf Wolfensberger
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy

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