The Arc of Dane County is sad to share the passing of Frances Bicknell. Frances was a zealous advocate for disabilities rights. What began as a small committee with school board member Ruth Doyle, evolved into a full-blown campaign for educational rights. Among many other accomplishments, Frances was one of an intrepid band of parents working with Rep. Midge Miller on the bill that would eventually become the Wisconsin Mandatory Education Act of 1973 - again, passed two years ahead of its federal counterpart.
You can read her full obituary here.