Posts by Dalton Brown

Freak shows: A dehumanizing display

Wednesday, October 29, 2014Question: True or False? Freak shows have gone extinct in the United States of America. Click on the headline above to see the answer to the question, and to learn more about "freak shows" in the United States.

Possibilities increase each year for people with Down syndrome

Wednesday, October 22, 2014Question: True or False: Historically in the United States, people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, such as Down syndrome, have had high levels of educational, employment and social opportunities. To see the answer to this question and to learn more about opportunities for people with Down syndrome, click the title above.

The horrifying truth uncovered: Willowbrook State School

Wednesday, October 15, 2014Question: True or False? Willowbrook State School closed within a year of Geraldo Rivera’s 1972 investigative report that exposed terrible mistreatment of residents with disabilities. Click on the headline to see the answer, and to learn more about Willowbrook State School.

Clifford Beers: The mind that sparked the mental health reform movement

Wednesday, October 8, 2014Question: What kinds of mistreatment do you think were common in early 20th century mental health institutions in the United States? A. Forced restraint B. Physical beatings C. Forced mental health treatment D. Lack of water/living space E. All of the above Click on the title above to see the answer and to learn more about Clifford Beers and mental health reform.

Disability and competitive athletics

Wednesday, October 1, 2014Welcome to DisAbility History Awareness Month. Look for a new history article every Wednesday. And to get your mind engaged, here's our first quiz: Question: The first Special Olympics event was held in Chicago in 1968. In what year did the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognize and endorse Special Olympics in a signed agreement? A. 1970 B. 1976 C. 1982 D. 1988. To see the answer, and to learn more about the history of competitive athletics for people with disabilities, click on the headline above.