Those who were too frail just moved their hands in time with the music, while a few seemed oblivious to the partying around them. This festive moment took place in an unusual setting. In the assisted living unit of NorthPark, a retirement community in Hollywood, a special program takes place twice a week that unites mentally challenged students from The Quest Center with senior citizens with Alzheimer's disease.
Lourdes Rodriguez-Florido, "No need to feel down," Sun-Sentinel, November 17, 2002
Kennedy last year helped found Facing the Challenge, Inc., a nonprofit group that he said tries to raise people's awareness of barriers faced by "the physically and mentally challenged." He said he rejects the terms "handicapped" and "disabled."
Dan Wascoe Jr., "Ted Kennedy Jr. says sports helped recovery," Minneapolis Star-Tribune, April 28, 1986