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LE #1 History. Are you ready to be stretched?. Willowbrook State School was a state-supported institution for children with intellectual disabilities located in the Willowbrook neighborhood of Staten Island in New York City from the 1930s until 1987.

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Le 1 history

LE #1 History

Are you ready to be stretched?


  • Willowbrook State School was a state-supported institution for children with intellectual disabilities located in the Willowbrook neighborhood of Staten Island in New York City from the 1930s until 1987.

  • The school was designed for 4,000, but by 1965 it had a population of 6,000. At the time it was the biggest state-run institution for the mentally handicapped in the United States.[


Willowbrook
Willowbrook

http://www.youtube.com/user/STFFestival?feature=pyv&ad=6608651899&kw=willowbrook&v=k_sYn8DnlH4&lr=1


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Willowbrook

  • Public outcry led to its closure in 1987, and to federal civil rights legislation protecting the handicapped.

    Christmas In Purgatory: A Photographic Essay On Mental Retardation (1974)


History of societal attitudes towards people with developmental disabilities
History of societal attitudes towards people with developmental disabilities

  • 18th –Early 19th Century

    • Enlightenment movement in USA and Europe

      -All people are capable of reasoning and that our sameness as people is more important than our differences

      -State schools opened to prepare individuals for employment and independence

      -Schools for the deaf and blind are established

      -Outside jobs and other opportunities are developed


  • CLIENT developmental disabilities

  • Client, in the system of patronage in ancient Rome, an individual protected and sponsored by a patron


History of societal attitudes towards people with developmental disabilities1
History of societal attitudes towards people with developmental disabilities

  • Late 1800’s-1920’s

    • Schools adopt a medical model

    • Focus goes from education and independence to custodial care

    • Young children placed in care of state schools

    • Eugenics movement (Breeding a Better Citizenry Through Science)

      -prevents people with disabilities from moving to the USA, marrying, or having children

      -leads to institutionalization and forced sterilization of people with disabilities, including children


Current times
Current Times developmental disabilities

  • Team Meetings

    • How do people receiving supports participate in their own team meetings?

      • What have you witnessed?

      • How should it be?

    • What types of words are used to describe people receiving supports?

      • What have you heard?



Bernard made it out
Bernard Made it Out developmental disabilities

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZFTQ3_04i0


Your experiences

G developmental disabilities

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OACB Good Life Training Series

Your Experiences

Traditional Approaches

  • Aversive consequences

  • Compliance

  • Punishment

  • Physical control/restraint


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