The Kennedy Center was founded in 1951 with the dream of a group of parents who hoped that their children would have the same opportunities as all other children, regardless of their abilities or disabilities.
Named for Bridgeport native Evelyn Kennedy, The Kennedy Center has been a driving force in providing advocacy and service to persons with disabilities since its inception.
The founders of the Center were instrumental in developing the legislation requiring school systems to provide educational services for children with special needs.
The Center opened the first home for adults with disabilities in Connecticut licensed by the State Department of Mental Retardation. – less–ZoomInfo