Sunday, June 30, 2013

Changes in How Disabled Are Treated

As a child in orthopedic schools in the 1950s, I clearly remember other disabled children being tackled or held down by teachers.I never forgot the embarrassment or the anger I felt in those moments. I found a former teacher from Leland School for Crippled Children where I attended and asked her decades after these events occurred why this was done.“I guess, Jerry, we didn’t know any better,” she said.

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