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Like parents, Tim Shriver lauds Vanderbilt’s disabilities work

Aug. 25, 2016, 12:29 PM

In the Shriver home, when Tim Shriver was young, the refrain often went like this: “Peabody. Vanderbilt. Peabody. Peabody. Vanderbilt.”

In his parents’ work, his dad, Sargent Shriver, a renowned statesman, politician and activist, and his mom, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the eventual founder of Special Olympics, focused on the just treatment of those with intellectual disabilities.

And, in particular, the work done by Peabody’s Susan Gray in the 1960s captured their attention.


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