With An Eye to the Past - 1980s - Recapturing the Vision
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U.S. Senator Lowell Weicker of Connecticut, chair of the first Senate Subcommittee on Disabilities, held hearings in April of 1981 to investigate best practices in caring for people with developmental disabilities.

Drawing upon national experts, Karen Green McGowan, a leading consultant in the field, testified about the power of developmental programming. When people do not learn, she said, they haven't failed, we have.


They haven't failed, we have.
Karen Green McGowan
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