The Lost Years
"This book is a rare insight into the lost years of people institutionalised due to their intellectual disability. It dispels the myth of custodial care, and reveals how easily Government policy can be influenced by flawed research and blatant propaganda. Due to deinstitutionalisation this country has squandered specialist services which were once respected internationally and placed vulnerable lives at risk. IHC Chief Executive Jan Dowland has called it a scandal that Kimberley remains open when its residents could be leading more fulfilled lives in the community. This is the story of those whose lives have been affected by this facility now considered an anachronism of our times and informed authenticity alone will judge the value of their contribution." -- Back cover.
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