Interviews with leaders in Pennsylvania's Intellectual Disability
A collection of historically significant archival documents.
A performance project to bring the stories to life.
A resource for students, teachers, scholars, people with disabilities, families, policymakers and the media.
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For more than 30 years, Pennsylvania has been a leader in public policy revision and creation regarding people with disabilities, serving as a model of for states across the country. The efforts of individuals—people with disabilities, their family members, legal professionals and others—have resulted in changes in education, institutionalization and self-determination.
In an effort to preserve this history and to develop a vital resource for people with disabilities, educators, policy makers and members of the media, Visionary Voices is collecting the stories and papers of Pennsylvanians who have played a significant role in policy reform, leading to greater freedom for people with disabilities.
The project is in two parts—recorded interviews and the collected papers of Dennis Haggerty. More about the project.