The Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities created Parallels in Time to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Council. Parallels in Time ends at the discussion of WWII. To commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Council, work began to collect historical materials from WWII to 2005. This section of the Web site is called Parallels in Time: Part 2.
Moments in Disability History
State Institution Exteriors
Occupational Therapy Dept. Booklet
Bruce Kappel prepared briefing papers on a series of moral and ethical issues specific to developmental disabilities. These brief papers include: guardianship, involuntary servitude, sterilization, Baby Doe, and euthanasia. To read more about these issues:
Please Note: These articles contain language and phrases that are now considered offensive. They remain as they appeared in the original articles because of the historical context in which they were written.
The Transorbital Lobotomy: More information about the transorbital lobotomy
Water Treatments: More information about the water treatments
Cribs, Cages, and Baskets: More Information about cribs, cages and baskets
Restraints: More Information about restraints from the past