Want to know more?
On the history of the last 50 years, see Jan Walmsley’s The Road to Citizenship in the Inclusive Archive. There is also an easy read version:
The Open University History of Learning Disability Education Resources, particularly No Longer Shut Up (full version), Activities 3, 4 and 12, and Jan Walmsley’s Institutionalisation: An Historical Perspective: http://www.open.ac.uk/ health-and-social-care/ research/ shld/ education-resources
For differences across 12 countries:
Walmsley, J. and Jarrett, S. (eds) (2019) Transnational Perspectives on intellectual Disabilities in the twentieth century: People, Policy, Practice Bristol: Policy Press.
For family stories:
Rolph S et al (eds) (2005) Witnesses to Change: Families, Learning Difficulties and History Kidderminster: BILD.
For patients’ memories of institutions:
Keilty T and Woodley K (2013) No Going Back https://www.centreforwelfarereform.org/library/by-date/no-going-back.html
For staff reminiscences of working in institutions:
Jan Walmsley and The Finding Out Group A Modern Hospital https://www.centreforwelfarereform.org/library/by-az/a-modern-hospital.html
More detailed timeline: http://www.open.ac.uk/ health-and-social-care/ research/ shld/ timeline