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Deborah Spitalnik, PhD Presents at Panel on JFK and Another Civil Rights Movement: People with Intellectual Disabilities


JFK100 booklet coverDeborah SpitalnikDeborah M. Spitalnik, PhD Professor of Pediatrics and Executive Director of The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities and NJLEND, presented as part of a panel on JFK and Another Civil Rights Movement: People with Intellectual Disabilities. The panel was convened on October 23, 2017 at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University as part of the series of events sponsored by The Kennedy Library in the centennial anniversary year of President John F. Kennedy’s birth to highlight his contributions in different areas of American life. Dr. Spitalnik’s presentation focused on how President Kennedy’s fact-finding panel changed the role of the federal government and people with intellectual disabilities.

View the video of the JFK and Another Civil Rights Movement: People with Intellectual Disabilities panel. Dr. Spitalnik’s remarks start at 16:49.

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