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ERIC Number: EJ803032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
The Velvet Hammer
Henderson, Nancy
Exceptional Parent, v38 n7 p33-35 Jul 2008
This article features the life of Louise Underwood, an advocate for people with disabilities and their families. Underwood is known for her nickname "The Velvet Hammer" because of her relentless attitude when it comes to advocating for people with disabilities. Many times she has pulled strings to halt legislation that would have undermined quality of life for these people. As special projects director and "the voice" of Hazelwood Center, a state-run residential care facility for people with developmental disabilities in Louisville, Kentucky, she has advocated for thousands of individuals and their families. And she has helped transform Kentucky into a national leader in mental retardation services.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky