Last of the Institutions

Number 27306
Subject Disabilities
Source KING5 (Seattle)
Year 2015
Publication Date 11/2/15; 11/10/15; 11/18/15; 11/24/15; 12/8/15; 12/17/15
Summary “Last of the Institutions” is a multi-part series exposing Washington state’s outdated social policy of continued segregation and isolation of people with a developmental disability through institutionalization. Despite decades of research showing institutionalization is detrimental to people, and the Dept. of Justice’s stance that segregation of the disabled is a form of unlawful discrimination, Washington operates more institutions and houses more people in them than nearly every other state in the country.
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Keywords Disabilities; discrimination; segregation; developmental disability; institutionalization
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