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  • Tags: Department of Public Welfare

Retarded Unit Asks State Aid to Quit.jpg
Pittsburgh Press article on ACC PARC's demand that Deputy Secretary of Public Welfare Elliot Knauer resign in the wake of Louis Novak's death at Ridgeview Center.

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Western State School Fatal Reports Hushed.jpg
Pittsburgh Press article on the Department of Public Welfare's refusal to release reports on two deaths at Western State School and Hospital.

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Letter to Judge Broderick fom Helen O'Bannon.jpg
Letter from Helen O'Bannon appointing Robert Nelkin as liaison for the Department of Public Welfare in the Pennhurst case, in which Judge Broderick ordered deinstitutionalization for Pennhurst's residents.

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Letter from L. Steuart Brown of Delaware County ARC to Governor Richard Thornburgh on the resignation of Robert Nelkin, who had been working under Helen O'Bannon as Special Assistant to the Welfare Secretary. Brown feels that Nelkin's resignation is…

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Response from Governor Thornburgh, who share's Brown's regard for Nelkin. Thornburgh expresses that he is confident in Secretary O'Bannon's ability and compassion for the handicapped citizens of Pennsylvania.

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Letter from Helen O'Bannon to Judge Broderick of the United States District Court on the Commonwealth's attempts to negotiate a schedule for the implementation of the 1978 Court Order.

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Western State Changes Vowed.jpg
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article on Western State Superintendent Ruth Scott's promise to improve conditions at the institution following the release of three reports revealing the issues there.

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Nelkin letter demanding Paul Jenkins report.jpg
Letter from Robert Nelkin to Commissioner of Mental Retardation Charles Peters demanding release of a report made on Western State in the wake of Paul Jenkins's death.

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Letter to Karen Kelly from Walter Cohen.jpg
Letter from Secretary of the Department of Public Welfare Walter Cohen to Karen Kelly addressing ARC Allegheny's concerns about the Maladaptive Behavior Program at Highland Park Center in Pittsburgh.

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Handwritten notes, probably Bob Nelkin's, expressing approval of Erik Wittman and the Department of Public Welfare's investigation into Highland Park Center.

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