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A REHABILITATION CENTER FOR THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED
Psychiatric Services 1972; doi:
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Vocational training and rehabilitation programs at Elwyn Institute have prepared hundreds of mentally handicapped people to live and work in the community. The programs have proved so effective that few former residents have had to be reinstitutionalized. Elwyn's current emphasis on rehabilitation and community living contrasts sharply with the custodial care it provided in the past.

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