In Transition: When A Developmental Center Closes

With recent focus on the future of Sonoma Developmental Center, here a viewpoint from the recent Lanterman Developmental Center closure-

David Stein’s fingernails have almost completely grown back now, so that an observer can barely tell he once, while he was living in a state institution, ripped each one off with his bare hands. The 36-year-old developmentally disabled man, who has aggressive and self-abusive behavioral issues, now has a steady job with a manufacturing company in Rancho Cucamonga and hosts his family at his new group home in San Bernardino for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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