Intellectual Disability- The News You Need This Week (3/27/12)

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 Site preserves history of fight for rights for the intellectually disabled

The story of Elkin, who is 95 and a leader in the Intellectual Disability Movement in Pennsylvania and across the country, is now documented and preserved through Visionary Voices, a new site that was recently launched by Temple’s Institute on Disabilities (IOD).

From Awareness to Respect

All of these values presume respect for people with developmental disabilities. Where respect is lacking, self determination and independence are often denied. Integration and inclusion without respect become merely symbolic.

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