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Five Bronx Women: Mother-Advocates Who Changed the System
for Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities

In the 1960’s and 70’s, five women living in the Bronx gave birth to children with development disabilities. Finding no services available to help their children, these women, advocating alone and at times uniting together, worked to change the system. This video chronicles their transformation from neophytes to firebrand advocates. Eventually they became known as the “Bronx Mom Squad” and “Ladies in Red”. They played an integral role in securing services for their children and others, restoring service cuts and “fighting city hall”. Their children received services at Einstein's Rose F. Kennedy Center. (April 24, 2015)
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