Emotional stakes high in closures of facilities  for people with intellectual disabilities
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Emotional stakes high in closures of facilities for people with intellectual disabilities

The story of the Unruhs and of MDC speaks to a lingering history of societal treatment of people with intellectual disabilities. It is a history that is anguished and sometimes awkward. Over its 124-year history, MDC has been called the Home for Incurables, the Manitoba School for Mentally Defective Persons and the Manitoba School for Retardates.