Photo Album: 1970s
TRIBUNE, Mar. 26, 1971
TRIBUNE, Jul. 7, 1972
TRIBUNE, Sept. 29 1972
"Working: 110 Outreach Clients. Five clients participate in a Panel Discussion."
Oct. 18, 1972
"Governor's Conference – People with disabilities want their rights recognized."
One of the main concerns of the participants was that their human and legal rights be recognized, and people had numerous stories to prove their point.
"I passed my driver's test the first time I took it," she recalled. "I know a lady who took it five times before she passed it, and the company sold her insurance right away."
TRIBUNE, May 10, 1973
Youngsters Compete In Special Olympics
Photo: John Croft
On August 9, 1969, Debbi got off a bus near her home and walked toward her parish church to make a confession. A motorcycle struck her as she crossed the street. The rescuers first on the scene could not detect a heartbeat and pronounced her dead. But her mother said, "You just keep breathing in her mouth." They did, and Debbi began to breathe again on her own. But for two months she was in a deep coma, and it took another six weeks for her to revive completely.
The accident left her with a brain injury and paralysis of her right side. She had developed cerebral palsy. She lost control of her head and much of her body, as well as most of her speech. In this photo, Debbi walked between exercise bars with the help of Jane Resnick, a physical therapist at the Sister Kenny Institute.
STAR, Aug. 1, 1974
Picnic for children with developmental disabilities
STAR, Oct. 10, 1974
March 10, 1975
STAR, Apr. 4, 1976
STAR, Apr. 4, 1976
A host of generous Minnesotans solved one of Linda Holliday's problems Friday – and presented her with another.
Mrs. Holliday said Thursday that she would be unable to send her 8-year-old son, Shaun, to Camp Courage because a burglar had stolen the $50 to $60 in change the boy had been saving in two piggy banks for the last four years. Shaun has cerebral palsy and is developmentally delayed.
June 17, 1976, article by Laird Hart
Patrick Horgan, 7, didn't know exactly what it was, but he couldn't wait to get in.
After a helping boost out of his wheelchair, and a few adjustments with a screwdriver, he was all set. Soon Patrick was pumping happily up and down the sidewalk using only his arms and shoulders. He has spina bifida and is paralyzed from the waist down.
Patrick had just taken the first Minneapolis ride in a recent invention called the Row-car, one of three in the United States. Two of them are now in Minneapolis brought here by their Australian inventor and maker, engineer Burt Terry.
The Lossing Orthopedic Brace Co. plans to begin manufacturing and distributing other cars within two months for $100.
Hastings Office of the MN Department of Economic Security Participates in Awareness Day
The Hastings Office of the Minnesota Department of Economic Security participated in a local Awareness Day, November 10, 1977. The purpose of the Awareness Day was to make the community aware of the need for the removal of architectural and attitudinal barriers [toward customers and employees with disabilities]. Hastings Office Manager Dick Lindeke spent the day in a wheelchair. With assistance from Al Price, Neighborhood Worker, they attempted to utilize various community services throughout the day.
A question and answer session was held in the afternoon, which was open to the public. A panel of several articulate guest speakers was available to answer questions concerning architectural and attitudinal barriers that confront people with disabilities every day.
As shown in the photographs, architectural barriers existed in most Economic Security offices. One of the main goals of the organization was to remove these barriers statewide.
TRIBUNE, July 21, 1979