Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities - With An Eye to the Past
Introduction 1940s to 50s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s

Access Press History Note Columns
by Luther Granquist and Access Press Staff

Parent Movement Helped Set the Stage for Changes
(by Access Press Staff)

(First printed in Access Press August 10, 2015)

A Look Back, 25 Years Ago
(by Access Press Staff)

(First printed in Access Press July 10, 2015)

Final Push for the ADA Took Time, Political Process
(by Access Press Staff)

(First printed in Access Press June 10, 2015)

1990 Petition Regarded as Magna Carta for Disability Rights
(by Access Press Staff)

(First printed in Access Press May 8, 2015)

Civil Disobedience is Part of the ADA's History
(by Access Press Staff)

(First printed in Access Press April 10, 2015)

State Special Education Laws Evolved Over Time
(by Luther Granquist)

(First printed in Access Press March 10, 2015)

Women Helped Meet Equipment, Health Care Needs
(by Jane McClure)

(First printed in Access Press February 10, 2015)

Brush Up on Some Disability History During the New Year
(by Access Press Staff)

(First printed in Access Press January 10, 2015)

Then As Now, Immigration Proved to be Controversial
(by Luther Granquist)

(First printed in Access Press December 10, 2014)

FDR's Lasting Legacy is One of Triumph Over Polio
(by Access Press Staff)

(First printed in Access Press November 10, 2014)

Blind Advocacy Group's History is One of Change
(by Access Press Staff)

(First printed in Access Press October 10, 2014)

Stories Bring the Message of Discrimination
(by Access Press Staff)

(First printed in Access Press September 10, 2014)

Exploitation Was an Unfortunate Fair Tradition
(by Access Press Staff)

(First printed in Access Press August 10, 2014)

Olmstead Anniversary is Reminder of Past Struggles, Gains
(by Access Press Staff)
(First printed in Access Press July 10, 2014)

State Ombudsman's Office Rooted in Court Case, Tragedy
(by Access Press Staff)

(First printed in Access Press June 10, 2014)

History Note – A Look Back Through the Pages of Access Press
(by Jane McClure)
(First printed in Access Press May 10, 2014)

Wolfensberger's Influence Cited in ADA History
(by Access Press Staff)
(First printed in Access Press April 10, 2014)

Winter Paralympics Games Began 38 Years Ago
(by Access Press Staff)
(First printed in Access Press March 10, 2014)

American Sign Language Has a Long and Proud Past
(by Access Press Staff)
(First printed in Access Press February 10, 2014)

Willowbrook case brought needed national reform
(by Access Press Staff)
(First printed in Access Press January 10, 2014)

History Notes from 2013

History Notes from 2012

History Notes from 2011

History Notes from 2010

History Notes from 2009

History Notes from 2007 and 2008

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