John F. Kennedy and People with Intellectual Disabilities

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum — September 28, 2012
The subject of intellectual disbilities was a neglected one in the early 1960s. Few scientists were researching its causes, and even fewer doctors and educators were trained to support people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Many children and adults with intellectual disabilities were cared for in overcrowded, understaffed institutions that isolated them from their families and communities. Read how John F. Kennedy and Eunice Kennedy Shriver strived to change this in this article from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

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