The Council For Exceptional Children (AAMD)

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Conditions did start to get better for a disabled child but was still not the best since there was no law stating that it was required to give the mentally retarded a good education or even life. The American Association on Mental Deficiency also saw an importance of not just throwing anyone with a disability into a mental hospital, if a person had symptoms like Down Syndrome, which the name was not created yet, they had no need to go into an institution. AAMD wanted education for the mentally retarded and believed that any of these people deserved rights. AAMD was a huge spark that started law 94-142 but was not the only one. (Anderson, 68) The Council for Exceptional Children (CFC) was another trigger that brought to life law 94-142 in 1922.

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