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Are We Retarding The Retarded?
When it takes not only months but years to put into effect simple public health measures, such as those needed for the prevention of mental retardation due to phenylketonuria so that as a result of these delays children needlessly become victims of this now controllable disease, it is time to become impatient, it is time to get angry....
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Title: Are We Retarding The Retarded?
Creator: Gunnar Dybwad (author)
Date: October 1960
Format: Speech
Source: Friends of the Samuel Gridley Howe Library and the Dybwad Family
Keywords: Advocacy; Children; Cognitive Disability; Disease; Dorothea Dix; Economics; Education; Educational Institutions; Government; Government Agencies; Gunnar Dybwad; Identity; Institutions; Intelligence Tests; Laws & Regulation; Legislation; Medicine; Medicine & Science; Mental Retardation; National Association For Retarded Children; Netherlands; Parenting; Phenylketonuria; Physical Disability; Public Health; Public Health & Welfare; Samuel Gridley Howe; Schools; Sexuality; Sheltered Workshop; Social Welfare & Communities; Women & Gender
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Science, Health & Technology; Social Movements & Advocacy
Note: Delivered at the Tenth Anniversary Convention of the National Association for Retarded Children, Minneapolis, Minn., in October, 1960