With An Eye to the Past -1940s to 1950s
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Despite these advances, the "medical model" for treatment continued to prevail. Infants with developmental disabilities were removed from their families shortly after birth and placed in institutions. Some parents even turned their babies over in their strollers to prevent anyone from seeing their children's disabilities.

Unfortunately, the medical model continued to be the standard for decades.

 

Medical Model
Infants with developmental disabilities
were removed from their families shortly
after birth and placed in institutions.
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