Developmental Disabilities - Opening Doors to Inclusion - Lost in Laconia Documentary & Opening Doors to Inclusion Panel
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HowardCenter Diversity Committee and HowardCenter Developmental Services host a powerful evening of film and panel presentation celebrating the closing of the state institutions that housed people with Developmental Disabilities in Vermont and New Hampshire until the 1990s. The amazing difference that inclusion in the community made for people with Developmental Disability is highlighted in the presentation
The feature film, Lost in Laconia, is a powerful documentary created by Gordon DuBois, about the closing of Laconia State School in New Hampshire in 1991. Vermont closed Brandon Training School soon after and was the first state to achieve complete community integration. The film will be followed by a panel comprised of clients and staff from HowardCenter who lived and worked at the Brandon Training School and film maker Gordon DuBois. Part of HowardCenter Diversity Committee and Howard Center Developmental Services evening program on the difference that inclusion in the community made for people with Developmental Disability.