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The Undeveloped Resource At The Edge Of Change
Mental Retardation is a problem in which we are faced in this country with a very sad situation -- a situation which really is a disgrace to our country. But, at the same time, let me say that I have told the Swedes and the Danes that in a few years they are going to come to us to learn. In a few years they will see that when we really apply ourselves and free ourselves of the shackles of the past; we will do things out of technical know-how and also out of our strength of conviction and our way of life, that will make them jealous. I do not know the difference between an optimist and a pessimist, I just know I am an optimist and I look at the tasks ahead of us from a very bright and sunny perspective....
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Title: The Undeveloped Resource At The Edge Of Change
Creator: Gunnar Dybwad (author)
Date: November 15, 1968
Format: Speech
Source: Friends of the Samuel Gridley Howe Library and the Dybwad Family
Keywords: Abuse; Advocacy; American Association On Mental Deficiency; Burton Blatt; California; California Council For Retarded Children; Children; Civil Liberties & Rights; Cognitive Disability; Denmark; Euthanasia; Government; Group Home; Gunnar Dybwad; Housing; Human Rights; Institutions; Laws & Regulation; Mental Retardation; Normalization; Policy; Prejudice; Privacy; Robert Kennedy; San Francisco, CA; Social Welfare & Communities; Sweden
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Social Movements & Advocacy