History of the treatment of the physically disabled

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Title:
History of the treatment of the physically disabled
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6 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
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United States -- President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped
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President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped
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Washington, D.C
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People with disabilities -- History   ( lcsh )
People with disabilities -- Rehabilitation -- United States   ( lcsh )
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University of Florida
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THE PRESIDENT'S COMMITTEE
ON EMPLOYMENT
OF THE
PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED
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HISTORY OF THE TREATMENT
OF THE
PHYSICALLY DISABLED


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HISTORY


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1. EXTERMINATION


ANCIENT WORLD

Spartans and many other people of the

ancient world killed their physically imperfect

citizens. This was done because of supersti-

tion and the pressing necessity of group sur-

vival The physically disabled person was a

risk to the safety and economic well being of

the group.


2. RIDICULE


MIDDLE AGES

Although the physically disabled were

lowed to live during the Middle Ages, tl

were objects of ridicule and jesting. 1

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3. ASYLUM 4. PHYSICAL AND
CUSTODIAL CARE


RENAISSANCE

Awareness of the public problem that

the physically disabled presented was recog-

nized to the extent of public provision of re-

lief and public and private maintenance of

asylums. A physical deformity was often con-

fused with mental illness.


18th CENTURY

Earliest organized social interest in the

welfare of the disabled came in the 18th

Century in the form of physical and custo-

dial care. The first institution to devote its

entire resources to the physical care of the

disabled was established in Orbe, Switzerland,

in 1780.








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physically Disabled Citizen


5. EDUCATION












19th CENTURY

Not until the 19th Century was any

effort made to educate the physically handi-

capped. The first home to offer both care

and educational facilities for the disabled was

opened in Munich in 1820. After this start,

public and private schools for handicapped

children sprang up in Europe and the United

States.


6. TOTAL
REHABILITATION

20th CENTURY

The realization that core and educa-

tion were not enough, that society must pre-

pare the disabled to become self-supporting,

resulted in establishment of the State-Federal

Vocational Rehabilitation program in 1920.

Since then, thousands of disabled persons have

become useful, productive citizens of their

communities.

The latest step in the treatment of the

disabled has been the establishment of Re-

habilitation Centers for the severely disabled.


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HISTORY IN THE MAKING


Governors' Committees on Employment of the

Physically Handicapped, community and city committees,

State employment and vocational rehabilitation agencies,

all are making history, day by day, in the unceasing

fight to awaken American employers to the desirability

of HIRING THE HANDICAPPED

The President's Committee has published this

folder to show how far we have come since the middle

ages in changing archaic and sometimes brutal treatment

of the handicapped into a modern program based on humani-

tarianism and sound business practice.

It is our hope that the history of the future

will include many new pages of fine achievement.


ABILITY COUNTS! NOT DISABILITY!




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Prayer for the Handicapped
God of Mercy and Compassion, make us understand that i
every man whom misfortune has touched is our neighbor. Help
us by Thy grace to see that by ministering unto them, we really
are serving Thee. In a materialistic age when men are infatu-
ated by the cult of the body, restore in us a right mind which i
acknowledges in human personality absolute spiritual values
far transcending mere physical integrity. Bless our efforts to
Persuade America to accord justice and equity to those souls
among us who have been signed with the seal of Calvary. As
they courageously serve Thee, may we honor and assist them: :
All of us together working in redemptive charity toward the
glorious Advent of Thy Eternal Kingdom, wherein, as Isaias
has said, "The eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears
of the deaf shall be unstopped; then shall the lame man leap
as the hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall be free and the
Redeemed of the Lord shall return and shall come into Sion with
Praise, and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads." Amen.
(Isaias 35: 5, 6, 10.)
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