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The federally-funded Community Alternatives and Institutional Reform project, or CAIR, was chaired by Miriam Karlins, and staffed by the Developmental Disabilities Council. Robert Bruininks served as executive director.

Published in 1975, the CAIR report strongly supported community placements, citing an individual's right to treatment and the principle of normalization being adopted throughout the state.

CAIR
Community Alternatives and Institutional Reform Project