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Today in History: International Day of Persons with Disabilities 

In 1992 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed December 3rd an annual observance, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, "to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural …

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Ignored, Shunned, and Invisible: How the Label Retarded has Denied Freedom and Dignity to Millions 

Title: Ignored, Shunned, and Invisible : How the Label  Retarded  has Denied Freedom and Dignity to Millions Author: J. David Smith Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2009 Check it out! RC570.2 .S63 2009 From the publisher: A gripping exploration of mental retardation told through historical vignettes and through the life of one man, Jonathan Lovelace, …

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