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Day camp for handicapped tots
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Crippled Children's Society was founded in 1926 by the Los Angeles Rotary Club, primarily to serve the needs of children affected with polio. The society established several rehabilitation centers for children throughout Los Angeles to help children with all kinds of disabilities. In 2000, the name was changed to Ability First.
Photograph caption dated March 21, 1958 reads "Ruth Swanstron, director of special services at Rancho del Valle, Easter Seal Center in Woodland Hills, shows guinea pigs to Danny Duran, 8, of Reseda and Patrick Meherin, 5, of Granada Hills. Valley center, service of Crippled Children's Society of Los Angeles, has heated swimming pool, recreation and therapy facilities and playground for Valley handicapped children. Center is supported by annual Easter Seal campaign." The facility is at 6350 Winnetka Avenue in Woodland Hills.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Rancho del Valle Center of Crippled Children's Society (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Women--California--Los Angeles
Boys--California--Los Angeles
Children with disabilities--California--Los Angeles
Guinea pigs--California--Los Angeles
Associations, institutions, etc.--California--Los Angeles
Rehabilitation centers--California--Los Angeles
Wheelchairs--California--Los Angeles
Orthopedic braces--California--Los Angeles
Woodland Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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