Crip Camp

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Camp Jened became known as a eutopia for people with disabilities. Many attendees compared it to Woodstock, which was just 40 miles away. Photo credit:








In the 60’s and 70’s there was a growing movement that swept the nation.  Not hippies, but their values are embraced by the disability community as the independent living movement took shape. Camp Jened, located in the Catskills of New York, was home to a summer camp like no other.  Camp Jened was just 40 miles from Woodstock, New York was for teenagers with disabilities to just be teenagers, without the stigma, without the barriers.  Check out this trailer for the Netflix documentry Crip Camp.  This Saturday you can have an opportunity to take part in a Q & A with stars from the show. If you have Netflix, Crip Camp is worth a watch.  And join the Starkloff Disability Institute for a Q & A tomorrow at 6PM Central time.  Here is a link to register for the Q&A session.  Even if you can’t join us for the Q&A, be sure to check out Crip Camp.

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