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The plan for community living arrangements, particularly as related to the Polk Dispersal Plan.

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Franking & Oil City News Herald piece on employees protesting renovations at Polk State School and hospital. They cite overcrowding and concern about a decrease in facilities.

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Notes on a meeting on the Polk Dispersal Project in Harrison.

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Draft of Polk State School Dispersal Project, including possible placement locations and financial estimates. This was a draft, intended only for discussion.

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Letter from Charles Peters, commissioner of Mental Retardation at the Department of Public Welfare, to the members of the Polk State School Dispersal Task Force. This letter outlines the current status of the dispersal plan and the immediate…

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Letter from Robert Nelkin requesting information on the Polk Dispersal Project, and asking if the Department has any plans to expand the project.

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Letter from Larry Jenkins of the Department of Public Welfare on behalf of Anna Belle Calloway to Robert Nelkin on the topic of the Polk Dispersal Project. Jenkins claims that the Department of Public Welfare is making plans for the Polk Dispersal…

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Letter from Charles Peters, who was then with the Allegheny County MH/MR office, to Peter Polloni, who was at that time the Deputy Secretary of the DPW's Office of Mental Retardation. Peters expresses his support for the Polk Dispersal school and a…

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Letter from Ginny Thornburgh to Norman Taylor of the DPW expressing frustration that new admissions are being accepted at Polk State School and Hospital despite overcrowding and dispersal efforts.

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Letter from Robert Nelkin to Joseph Columbatto about admissions to Polk State School and Hospital in the last year. Nelkin hopes that Polk can follow the success that Western has had in preventing new admissions.

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