Mom Turned Watchdog For Community Supports
March 16, 2004
NEW HAVEN, MICHIGAN--The Detroit News last Friday played tribute to Ruth Taylor, one of 20 volunteers to receive the 2000 President's Service Award from President Bill Clinton.
Taylor has been an advocate for quality community services since she adopted her son, Mark, 45 years ago.
According to the article, Taylor was instrumental in closing down nearly a dozen state and privately-owned institutions, and moving the people out into their own homes or with families.
In 1979, she developed monitoring teams made up of parents who visit group homes to ensure quality of the services provided to residents with developmental disabilities.
"Mom crusades for disabled" (Detroit News)