Wednesday, November 08, 2017, 7:00PM - 8:15PM
Location: 1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building
"Childing the Cripple and Crippling the Child: Children with Disabilities in American Science and Policy, 1912-1960" by Walt Schalick. As our society continually debates about healthcare financing, children with disabilities have remained squarely in the news, both because of their provocative stories and because of their multidimensional needs. This WN@TL will share ongoing research into the history of children with disabilities, focusing on policies as well as medical and scientific innovations. What emerges from this work is the powerful way in which these children have inspired our cultures to do more.