Places all over Houston want Trevor Falk and pitch the wonders of community life. He is 24 and has Down syndrome, which makes him a hot commodity for private group homes.
Photo by Paul KnightTrevor FalkBefore our first trip to Richmond State School, we imagined it as a dark place with prison-type buildings, a prime spot for the type of abuse stories that have been widely publicized in the last several years. It wasn't that way.When we started going to privately ... More >>
At least one parent with a child at Richmond State School received an e-mail today that lists the school's precautions against the swine flu. (The school houses about 500 mentally and physically disabled students.)The precautions included:-- canceling the Special Olympics and all off-campus trips. - ... More >>
Her son was beaten up by an angry caregiver at Denton State School
Physically disabled young adults who weren't supposed to live this long find themselves hemmed in by an unprepared heath care system
Parents plead with the state not to shut down the state schools for the mentally retarded. But it looks like a done deal.
Crisis care for the mentally ill crumbles under the weight of not enough money, too much beauracracy
Saks Fifth Dimension
Forcing all the retarded from institutions may not be in anyone's best interests
Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?