With An Eye to the Past - 1960s - Building the Momentum
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The first state program office for mental retardation was created in November 1968.

Headed by Ardo Wrobel, the office was responsible for designing, organizing, and executing state programs. Counties would continue to implement the programs locally and care for the people impacted by them.


Ardo Wrobel
Ardo Wrobel (center) headed the State's
first program office for mental retardation.
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