The Willowbrook Wars: Bringing the Mentally Disabled Into the Community

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The Willowbrook Wars is a dramatic and illuminating account of the effort to close down a scandal-ridden institution and return its 5,400 handicapped residents to communities in New York. The wars began in 1972 with Geraldo Rivera's televised raid on the Willowbrook State School. They continued for three years in a federal courtroom, with civil libertarian lawyers persuading a conservative and conscience-stricken judge to expand the rights of the disabled, and they culminated in a 1975 consent decree, with the state of New ...

The Willowbrook Wars: Bringing the Mentally Disabled Into the Community 2005, Taylor & Francis, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780202307572

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