Imagine living somewhere you didn’t choose. Being told you can’t love – or leave.
“For years, children with intellectual disability were not allowed in public schools. Parents were told to send their children with intellectual disability away to institutions – that it was best for the child, the family and the community.
“It was not until the late 1960s that a television expose shed light on what was happening inside the walls of institutions. It was that knowledge that fueled parents and the public to ignite change.
“It’s a story that must be told. A history that must be remembered.
“WITF will honor that history with i go home, a one-hour original documentary on the history of people with intellectual disability.
“Listen to the stories of people with intellectual disability. Watch as those involved in the disability rights movement share their struggles, triumphs and hopes for the future.
“See the history unfold in a free preview screening of i go home at the WITF Public Media Center on Monday, April 11 at 6pm.”