Selected Noteworthy Published Articles By Bob and Martha Perske
   



Earlier Works

All of the early printed documents were transformed into electronic ones thanks to the volunteer work by Elaine Banzhaf. Elaine recently retired as the Director and Vice President of the Waukesha [WI] Memorial Hospital. Elaine is sister to Katie Banzhaf, Director of STAR, Lighting the Way.... Inc. of Norwalk, CT. Thank you, Elaine.

Please bear in mind that the attitude and language in the earlier articles would be unacceptable today, but that's the way persons felt and talked in those earlier days.

At KNI – HAPPINESS IS A JOYFUL CHAPEL
By Stannie Anderson
The Topeka Capitol Journal’s Sunday Magazine
July 24, 1970

‘A SOUL TOUCHING A SOUL’
By Lisa Lewis
The Omaha Sun
February 17, 1972

MARTHA'S LAMENT
By Martha Perske
1972

THE CHANGING VIEW TOWARD PERSONS WITH DOWN SYNDROME
By: Robert Perske
(Chapter 10: Attitudes, Acceptance and Awareness in NEW PRESPECTIVES ON DOWN SYNDROME. Edited by Siegfried Pueschel, Carol Tingey, John Rynders, Allen Crocker and Diane Crutcher. Baltimore: Paul Brookes Publishing Company, 1987)

MANSFIELD TRAINING SCHOOL IS CLOSED
This address was made at the closing ceremony on Saturday, April 24, 1993
By: Robert Perske

ROBERT SAWYER EXECUTED – HIS RETARDATION NEVER CONSIDERED BY THE COURTS
(An Informal Report to Colleagues) 1993
By: Robert Perske

In Lapointe’s Corner
The Hartford Courant - November 20, 1994 - By Steve Kemper
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CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES: A JOURNALIST'S NOTEBOOK
(Chapter 22 in Mental Retardation in the 21st Century. Edited by Richard Wehmeyer and James Patton. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed, 2000)
By: Robert Perske

A Tribute to Martha Perske
By: Robert Perske 2001

OUT OF THE DARKNESS AND INTO THE LIGHT:
NEBRASKA'S EXPERIENCE WITH MENTAL RETARDATION

Edited by Robert Schalock (2002). American Association on Mental Retardation
Foreword by Robert Perske

BOB - Martha's View
(The Pastoral Voice of Robert Perske. Edited by William Gaventa, MDiv and David Coulter, M.D. New York: The Haworth Press, 2003. Pp 171-173.)
By: Martha Perske

Testimony Before the Judicial Committee
Regarding Raised Bills No. 6612 and No. 6700
(With Special Attention to the Sections on the Electronic Recording of Criminal Interrogations)
April 7, 2003
By: Robert Perske