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A dramatic  account of the effort to close down a scandal-ridden institution and return its 5,400 residents to communities in New York. The wars spanned three years in a federal courtroom, with civil libertarian lawyers persuading a conservative and conscience-stricken judge to expand the rights of individualsl with disabilities, and they culminated in a 1975 consent decree, with the state of New York pledging to accomplish the unprecedented assignment in six years. This case and others were the foundation for legislation pertaining to the right to treatment and education across a variety of service settings. Hardbound, some highlights, good condition.

Rothman & Rothman (1984). Willowbrook Wars.

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