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    JFK and People with Intellectual Disabilities

    At the dawn of the New Frontier, as John F. Kennedy launched his administration, intellectual disability was a neglected issue, receiving minimal state or federal funding. Few scientists were researching its causes, and even fewer doctors and educators were trained to support people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Many ...

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    JFK 50 Mile Memorial

    The JFK 50 mile ultra marathon was first held in the spring of 1963. At that time, it was one of numerous such 50 mile events held around the country as part of President John F. Kennedy's push to bring the country back to physical fitness. President Kennedy's initial inspiration for the event derived from his challenge to the country's military...

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