Points of Access: Rehabilitation Centers, Summer Camps, and Student Life in the Making of Disability Activism, 1960–1973

  title={Points of Access: Rehabilitation Centers, Summer Camps, and Student Life in the Making of Disability Activism, 1960–1973},
  author={Lindsey Brianna Patterson},
  journal={Journal of Social History},
  pages={473 - 499}
  • L. Patterson
  • Published 1 December 2012
  • Education
  • Journal of Social History
This essay revises our understanding of two key movements in the late twentieth-century United States: disability rights and student protest. It locates the origins of the disability rights movement in the experiences of adolescents with disabilities at rehabilitation centers and summer camps. It traces the social roots of political activism from these institutions through higher education, where the intertwined processes of consciousness-raising and network formation transformed activists… 

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