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The Role Of Public And Voluntary Services In Prevention And Treatment
The three presentations which we have just heard have brought to you in several dimensions some of the high points of the findings of the President's Panel on Mental Retardation. There is no doubt that this report constitutes a major, if not the most important, "bench mark" in the history of mental retardation in this country and I dare say the world; but we cannot afford to contemplate, in leisurely adoration, this great achievement; -- five and one-half million retarded and their families are waiting for the benefits we can derive from the work of the President's Panel. They challenge us into tangible action and it is my task here this morning to discuss some of the ways in which we must implement the Panel's recommendations and to point up some of the obstacles we will encounter in the process....
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Title: The Role Of Public And Voluntary Services In Prevention And Treatment
Creator: Gunnar Dybwad (author)
Date: April 9, 1963
Format: Speech
Source: Friends of the Samuel Gridley Howe Library and the Dybwad Family
Keywords: Advocacy; Children; Children's Bureau; Citizen's Committee On The Children's Bureau's 50th Birthday; Civil Liberties & Rights; Civil Rights; Cognitive Disability; Deinstitutionalization; Economics; Education; Educational Institutions; Family; Government; Gunnar Dybwad; Human Rights; John F. Kennedy; Laws & Regulation; Legislation; Mental Retardation; Parenting; Policy; President's Panel On Mental Retardation; Schools; Service Organizations; Social Welfare & Communities; Special Education; The Arc; U.S. Congress; Voluntarism; Washington, DC
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy
Note: Presented at the meeting of the Citizen's Committee on the Children's Bureau's 50th Birthday, Washington, D. C.