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Rosemary Kennedy

Rosemary Kennedy: The Cofounder of Special Olympics

Laurence Leamer | Posted 10.14.2016 | Women
Laurence Leamer

When I was writing The Kennedy Women, my multi-generational history of five generations of Kennedy women, I became close to Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Whenever I mentioned her sister Rosemary, Mrs. Shriver tensed up.

With Gratitude to Rosemary Kennedy From the Mom of a Child With Special Needs

Kate Welch | Posted 09.09.2016 | Parents
Kate Welch

For decades, the media has focused on the Kennedy family's shame about Rosemary. It was alluded to in the article and in so many articles and television shows about her life. I would like to help refocus Rosemary's story into an impactful one that helped so many future babies, children and adults.

The Powerful Lesson Timothy Shriver Learned From His Aunt Rosemary Kennedy

OWN | Posted 11.20.2014 | OWN

As a member of the Kennedy political dynasty, Timothy Shriver grew up in a family of high achievers. His uncles Bobby and Ted became U.S. senators, hi...

Eleanor Goldberg

JFK's Sister's Lobotomy Was 'Tragic Choice,' New Book About Disabilities Reveals | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact

There was no shortage of distinguished politicians, journalists and dignitaries traipsing through Tim Shriver’s Maryland home when he was growing up...

What the "Other Sister" Did for the Kennedys

Terry Marotta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Marotta

How lucky for the nation that the Kennedy children dedicated their lives to making a place for the marginalized and raising our consciousness around all issues of the differently abled.

Mental Health Consumers Lose Vital Advocate

Sarah E. Jones | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah E. Jones

Kennedy was a key sponsor of the act that required insurance companies to provide equal coverage for mental health care.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver: Human Style

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Part of Mrs. Shriver's public appeal was her personal authenticity. I often thought of another humanitarian in a hurry -- Eleanor Roosevelt -- whenever I ran into Mrs. Shriver.

Come Honey, We'll Do the Beds: Comfort for Caroline in Case it Doesn't Happen

Terry Marotta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terry Marotta

When I was a girl I thought Caroline Kennedy was the only other Caroline in the world besides the ones in my family; Caroline is my 'real' name and also the name of my mother and her mother too.