A Century of Change: Milestones in the History of Intellectual Disability, 1900-2013

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Did you know that only 50 years ago, nearly 200,000 people with intellectual disabilities lived in state-run institutions? These facilities were overcrowded and inhumane. As one former resident described, “It was like being in prison.” Thankfully, these kind of institutions are largely a thing of the past.

To learn more about milestones like this in our nation’s history, check out this excellent pictorial timeline that provides an easy-to-skim, informative snapshot of The History of Intellectual Disability.


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