Needs and progress in education for the mentally retarded in Connecticut and the United States.
Connecticut USA Date:1969 Duration:3 min 24 sec Sound:Yes
Volunteers provide education to the mentally retarded children in Connecticut, United States. A map hung on a wall. Narrator mentions that in 1959 the Connecticut Legislature created the State Office of Mental Retardation. Mr. Bert Schmikel, Head,of that office, points at the map and expresses his views about education for the mentally retarded children. Several children around a table. A woman helps them. A child tries to wear shoes. Another child wears a cap. A man helps as some mentally retarded children get off a car. A bespectacled boy with the American Flag. A mentally retarded girl and a black American boy. Two ladders placed horizontally on a table. The ladders are placed side by side in such a way that the rungs of the two ladders do not correspond to each other. A girl walks by placing her feet between the rungs of the ladders. A woman teaches needlework to a boy. A retarded girl fiddles with the zip of the hood of a boy's coat. A man stands nearby.
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