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A Metropolitan Area In Denmark: Copenhagen
The purpose of a modern service for the mentally retarded is to "normalize" their lives. For children, normalization means living in their natural surroundings, playing, going to kindergartens and schools, etc. Adults must have the right to leave the home of their parents, to be trained and taught, and to pursue employment. Children as well as adults need leisure time and recreation as part of a normal life. We are trying to integrate the retarded into the community in the best possible way....
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Title: A Metropolitan Area In Denmark: Copenhagen
From: Changing Patterns in Residential Services for the Mentally Retarded
Creator: N.E. Bank-Mikkelsen (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.10, pp.229-254
Keywords: Advocacy; Architecture; Children; Civil Liberties & Rights; Cognitive Disability; Copenhagen, Denmark; Denmark; Economics; Education; Educational Institutions; Family; Government; Government Agencies; Human Rights; Institutions; Laws & Regulation; Legislation; Leisure; Medicine & Science; Mental Retardation; Normalization; Parenting; Personal Assistance; Policy; Prejudice; President's Committee On Mental Retardation; Schools; Social Welfare; Social Welfare & Communities; Statistics; Urban Life; Wolf Wolfensberger
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy

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