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Mental Retardation - Federal Statutory Right To Habilitation - State Statutory Right To Habilitation - Remedies, Julianne Hallenbeck Palmer Jan 1980

Mental Retardation - Federal Statutory Right To Habilitation - State Statutory Right To Habilitation - Remedies, Julianne Hallenbeck Palmer

Duquesne Law Review

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has held that federal and Pennsylvania statutory law grants mentally retarded persons a right to habilitation in the least restrictive environment.

Halderman v. Pennhurst State School & Hospital, 612 F.2d 84 (3d Cir. 1979), cert. granted, 100 S. Ct. 2984 (1980) (No. 79-1404).