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Prominent experts also challenged the current system. Bob Carl, Rhode Island's director of developmental disabilities services, told the panel that the technology and know-how existed to serve all people in the community. Only a lack of imagination and the will to make it happen stood in the way.

Other experts testified that even those with the most profound disabilities could be employed if given the right training. You could almost hear the myths regarding readiness to live in the community falling to the wayside.

lack of imagination and the will to make it happen
Bob Carl