The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has held that federal and Pennsylvania statutory law grants mentally retarded persons a right to habilitation in the least restrictive environment.
Halderman v. Pennhurst State School & Hospital, 612 F.2d 84 (3d Cir. 1979), cert. granted, 100 S. Ct. 2984 (1980) (No. 79-1404).
Julianne H. Palmer,
Mental Retardation - Federal Statutory Right to Habilitation - State Statutory Right to Habilitation - Remedies,
Duq. L. Rev.
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