Encyclopedia of American Disability History (Facts on File by Susan, Ph.D. Burch, Paul K., Ph.D. Longmore

By Susan, Ph.D. Burch, Paul K., Ph.D. Longmore

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Moreover, sports, such as wheelchair basketball, become an increasingly significant element of disability culture. • Parents of children with cerebral palsy involved in the New York State Association for Cerebral Palsy organize the National Foundation for Cerebral Palsy, bringing together representatives of similar organizations across the country. In 1950 the organization is renamed the United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc. Along with the Association for Retarded Children, the organization becomes an important part of the parents’ movement to improve educational opportunities and medical care for children with disabilities.

Stokoe, Carl Croneberg, and Dorothy Casterline publish A Dictionary of American Sign Language on Linguistic Principles, helping further establish the legitimacy of American Sign Language and supporting the move away from strict oralism. • The Autism Society of America is founded by Dr. Bernard Rimland and Dr. Ruth Sullivan and many other parents of children with autism in response to the lack of services, discrimination against children with autism, and the prevailing view of medical “experts” that autism is a result of poor parenting, as opposed to neurological disability.

Parents of children with cerebral palsy involved in the New York State Association for Cerebral Palsy organize the National Foundation for Cerebral Palsy, bringing together representatives of similar organizations across the country. In 1950 the organization is renamed the United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc. Along with the Association for Retarded Children, the organization becomes an important part of the parents’ movement to improve educational opportunities and medical care for children with disabilities.

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