Ensuring the Dignity of Ohioans

Ensuring the Dignity of OhioansIn the mid-1960s, the Broadview Veteran’s Hospital was turned over by the federal Veteran’s Administration and later reopened as the Broadview Center for the Mentally Retarded, which was the only state institution for people with developmental disabilities in the Cleveland area.

In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson, President's Committee on Mental Retardation Sealestablished The President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID), formerly The President’s Committee on Mental Retardation, to ensure the right of a “decent, dignified place in society” for people with intellectual disabilities.


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