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Diagram of President's Goal to return residents to communities
Diagram of President's Goal to return residents to communities
Diagrams from PCMR Report

The phrase "high percentage who are capable of being integrated" was not reflected in President Nixon's Executive Order 1176 in 1974.

The President reaffirmed a national goal of returning one-third of the 200,000 persons with developmental disabilities residing in institutions to community settings.

The National Association for Retarded Children (NARC) made clearer the need for community residential services. In 1972, the NARC urged state governments to establish small, community-based, home-like residential facilities. It further recommended that such residential facilities "take absolute precedence over further capital investments in existing or new large scale institutions."

President Nixon's Executive Order
Photo from PCMR Report