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THEM TO APPLY THEIR CONSIDERABLE ENERGIES to apply their considerable nergies making a differenceEunice Kennedy Shriver took up that charge and focused her organizational and rhetorical talents on putting MR on the federal policy agenda As a sister of the President According to Edward Shorter just forty years ago the institutions housing people with mental retardation MR had become a national scandal The mentally retarded who lived at home were largely isolated and a source of family shame Although some social stigma still attaches to the people with developmental disabilities a range of conditions including what until was called mental retardation
they now actively participate in our society and are ntitled by law to ducational social and services The now actively participate in our society and are ntitled by law to ducational social and medical services The improvement in their daily lives and life chances came about in no small part because affected families mobilized for change but also because the Kennedy family made mental retardation its single great causeLong a generous benefactor of MR related organizations Joseph P Kennedy made MR th.
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the most powerfulpeople in the and drew their attention to the desperate situation of families affected by drew their attention to the desperate situation of families affected by powerfulpeople in the country and drew their attention to the desperate situation of families affected by retardation Her fforts made an Neck Dissection enormous difference resulting in unprecedented public attention to MR and new approaches to coordinating medical and social services Along with her husband R Sargent Shriver she made the Special Olympics a international annualvent in order to Hapana encourage people with mental retardation to develop their skills and discover the joy of achievement Shemerges from these pages as a remarkable and dedicated advocate for people with developmental disabilitiesShorter's account of mental retardation presents an unfamiliar view of the Kennedy family and adds a significant chapter to the history of disability in this country.