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Visionary Voices Performs
Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, College of Education

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using public performance
two women talking together

In the 1950's, having a child with a disability forced families to make impossible choices—to care for a child, often in isolation or institutionalize their child. Some parents, determined to change systems, became "accidental warriors," dedicating themselves to fighting for the rights of their children.

Their stories, and the story of Pennsylvania's Intellectual Disability Movement are the subject of "A Fierce Kind of Love," a new play written by Suli Holum, directed by David Bradley, and produced by the Institute on Disabilities. Public readings of the work-in-progress will be held in the spring of 2013.

Meet the creative team.

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contact Lisa Sonneborn: voice 215-204-9542, TTY 215-204-1805,

Visionary Voices Performs is funded by Heritage Philadelphia Program, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
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