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Keeping pace with Minnesota's accelerating efforts, federal programs also were expanding. In 1968, a federally-funded planning effort recommended:

  • Mandatory PKU testing,
  • Behavior modification,
  • More sheltered workshops and day programs,
  • Additional federal funds for education in state-run institutions.

Mandatory PKU testing began in 1968 with 171,066 tests run over an 18-month period. Overall, 11 newborns were diagnosed with disabilities.

Federal Program Expansion
Minnesota developed an aggressive plan that took advantage of increased federal funding.