I Go Home

I Go Home

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

This powerful one-hour documentary chronicles the role institutionalization played in the life of people with intellectual disabilities in 1960s America.

I Go Home airs on WXXI World on Sunday, June 18 at 12:30 p.m. Using the story of Pennhurst State School and Hospital in eastern Pennsylvania as an example of the abuse and neglect that was taking place on a national level, the program details how those with intellectual disabilities were treated in society, the resulting changes that were needed, and the community-based efforts in place today. Archival photos and footage along with interviews with people with intellectual disabilities, advocates, researchers, scientists, parents, social workers, and many more help raise awareness about the issue and shine a light on the struggles and triumphs of the disability rights movement.

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