Assessing N.H.'s Support System For People With Disabilities
The state has long worked to support people with disabilities in the least restrictive ways as possible, preferably right at home. But a small group still end up in institutions. Now though, one of these facilities is getting a hard look after reports of abuse. We’ll discuss this system overall and where more oversight might be needed.
- Joni Beasley – research associate professor with the UNH Institute on Disability
- Dick Cohen – executive director of the Disability Rights Center
- Roy Gerstenberger – executive director of Community Bridges, one of several nonprofits contracted with the state that provides services for central New Hampshire residents with developmental disabilities and acquired brain disorders.
- Jack Rodolico – NHPR’s health and science reporter. His series on the incidents on Lakeview airs this week.