People working
Photo courtesy William Bronston, M.D.

Day activity centers gained increasing acceptance.

The concepts of least restrictive environment and "getting ready" for the next less restrictive environment became more important.

New approaches to training and support on the job emerged, especially for people with severe disabilities.

Unpaid work in institutions was successfully challenged.

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