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Diversity, Disability, and Dolls

April 21, 2016

Contributed by Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier, Ph.D., Author

Public Law 99-457 passed in 1986, amending the Education of the Handicapped Act and requiring states to provide appropriate and free public education to children with disabilities ages 3 through 5. Shortly after the implementation of this law began in 1991, I was fortunate enough to work with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in Washington, D.C. As one of the few white women on staff, I learned much about diversity...

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