- Robert F. Kennedy
In 1987, following a public outcry approximately its questionable clinical practices, Staten Island's Willowbrook country institution for individuals with highbrow disabilities closed its doorways for good.
Flat broke and nearly accomplished with graduate institution, Dan Tomasulo -- now a center college member at Columbia University's Spirituality brain physique Institute -- was once employed to relocate Willowbrook's such a lot significantly disabled population right into a groundbreaking community-based crew home.
American Snake Pit is the tale of the omitted souls who ended up in Tomasulo's care; of the eccentric, resilient employees who helped make any such momentous good fortune attainable; and, such a lot of all, of 1 man's chronic fight to provide voices to those that couldn't suggest for themselves.
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