With An Eye to the Past - 1980s - Recapturing the Vision
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A major milestone was achieved when the last child left the state hospital system in 1987!

There were 292 children living in state hospitals in 1982. The number was reduced to 66 in 1983. Finally, in January 1987, the magic number "zero" was attained. The first priority of plaintiff attorneys in the Welsch case was to ensure that children were the first to move out of the state institutions.


The Last Child Left in 1987.


The Last Child To Leave
Anne Henry

Anne Henry of the Minnesota Disability
Law Center worked with Luther Granquist
on the Welsch case.

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