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Serving adults with Intellectual and developmental disabilities

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Prior to 1975, there were few to no services or access to education for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Public school districts were not required to serve "handicapped" children until the passage of federal legislation, "Education for All Handicapped Children Act." Parents of children and adults with developmental disabilities worked with agencies and schools to provide access to their children with significant physical and learning needs. 

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