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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
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