Inclusion vs. Institutional Problems

As the advocacy movement evolved, it became clear to the parents and advocates that inclusion in the community was the best possible result for people with disabilities. In institutions, away from their families and their community, abuse and neglect were rampant. The documents contained in this exhibit show not only the benefits of inclusion, but also the abuses and issues at various state and private institutions.

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Credits

Content Curator: T. Eloise Stevens,Archivists: T. Eloise Stevens, Elizabeth Beckman