New Life in the Neighborhood: How Persons with Retardation Or Other Disabilities Can Help Make a Good Community Better

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Abingdon, 1980 - Medical - 77 pages
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Written by Robert Perske and illustrated by Martha Perske, this beautiful book shares with the reader ways persons with disabilities contribute to our communities.

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People Who Face an Obstacle Course
They Are People First
The Enlightening Principle of Normalization

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About the author (1980)

Robert is widely known for his work on behalf of people with disabilities. In 1968 he received a Rosemary Dybwad International Award, enabling him to travel and study attitudes toward people with disabilities throughout Sweden and Denmakr. In 1987 he and Martha Perske shared the Healing Community Arts & Letters Award at the United Nations in New York. The Perskes have collaborated on two major reports to U.S. presidents: Mental Retardation: The Leading Edge, for President Carter; and, in cooperation with others, Mental Retardation: Century of Decision, for President Nixon.

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