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ERIC Number: EJ994299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1540-7969
"Free at Last": Kennedy, King, and the Meaning of Liberty in the Disability Rights Movement
Turnbull, H. Rutherford, III
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, v37 n3 p210-216 2012
There is a direct link connecting President Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., to the causes of liberty, consent, choice, the least restrictive environment, and genuine community presence for people with intellectual and related developmental disabilities. This article connects the meaning of liberty in those civil rights movements to the disability rights movement, identifies some of the factors that still inhibit liberty for those with disabilities, and describes the responsibilities and opportunities that professionals have to advance the cause of liberty for those with disabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education