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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 December 24, 1957 reads "Rocketdyne employes (sic) present children at Rancho del Valle with Christmas gifts donated by members of Canoga Park plant's design and development sections. From left, children in foreground, Kurt Hansen, 7; Connie Archer, 14, and Danny Duran, 7. Rocketdyne employes (sic) background from left, J. M. Benton, J. B. Domine and Claire Renn at piano."
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00143254 ValleyÂ Times Collection HCNVT_d052_f10_i11 CARL0005787261 http://22.214.171.124/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/71564
Rancho del Valle Center of Crippled Children's Society (Los Angeles, Calif.) Rockwell International.--Rocketdyne Division--Employees Women--California--Los Angeles Men--California--Los Angeles Children--California--Los Angeles Children with disabilities--California--Los Angeles Associations, institutions, etc.--California--Los Angeles Rehabilitation centers--California--Los Angeles Gifts--California--Los Angeles Piano--California--Los Angeles Christmas decorations--California--Los Angeles Wheelchairs--California--Los Angeles Canoga Park (Los Angeles, Calif.) Portrait photographs Group portraits Valley Times Collection photographs