Museum of disABILITY History gives a historical look at the treatment and aids developed over the centuries for the physically and mentally disabled.
There were no tests on the syllabus. There was no homework, per se. In this unique course at Gann Academy in Waltham, the task was to create a museum-worthy exhibit on the history of people with disabilities in America.
“African Americans and the Disability Experience,” an exhibit that displays a five-panel banner with images, text and historical dates, highlights both the struggles and accomplishments of African Americans with disabilities from colonial times to the present.
A surprising new historical analysis suggests that a pioneering doctor was examining people with autism before the Civil War.