With An Eye to the Past - 1990s and Beyond - Equal Rights for All
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It is important that history does not repeat itself and that we remember the lessons we've learned.

The struggles of the past half century have taught us:

Not to open any new institutions;

To keep families together and allow individuals to make their own decisions;

That all lives have value;

That all people have a right to live free from abuse, neglect and injuries;

No human being should have to surrender his or her liberty to receive necessary services and supports;

That people with developmental disabilities have the right to both personal safety and liberty.

Lessons Learned
It is important that history does not repeat itself.
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