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“Last of the Institutions” is a multi-part series exposing Washington state’s outdated social policy of continued segregation and isolation of people with a developmental disability through institutionalization.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. http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/investigations/2015/12/03/last-institutions/76123472/ https://vimeo.com/k5investigators/last-of-the-institutions
The story was prompted by a lawsuit filed on behalf of seven families with developmentally disabled adult children. The article exposed the state imposed roadblocks that people with disabled children face once that child becomes an adult, including state budget shortfalls and what those numbers mean to the lives of every day people.