Another View of Sonoma Developmental Center

Guest opinion: another view of the SDC
Posted on May 6, 2015 by Sonoma Valley Sun
By Nancy Gardner
I first toured Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) over 35 years ago, just out of graduate school and eager to change the world for people with developmental disabilities. Having worked in community services for children with disabilities since a teenager, I was shocked by the conditions I observed at SDC. The passion I already felt for this population and the desire to advocate for them was strengthened, and has continued to be a central focus of my life and career.
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