Interesting Article From My Backyard
There's a troubled state institution for people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities in St. Louis, which state officials have been making noises about closing (less because of an ideological desire for deinstitutionalization than because of budgetary imperatives). Parents of the institution's residents have been up in arms about the possibility that the institution will close. This article gives a good taste of the way in which some parents tenaciously resist deinstitutionalization. It would have been nice to see some disability rights advocate quoted, though.