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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

The Starcross institution showed the way

The Mental Deficiency Acts - 1949 - 1959 demonstrate the negative way that people thought about those with learning difficulties.
 Here's the link an online extract from Duncan Mitchell's book Exploring Experiences of Advocacy by People with Learning Disabilities. Mitchell explains that the Starcross institution was set up with "the optimistic  belief in the educational potential of disabled children" 

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