The Path Forward:
2022 marked the 50th anniversary of Geraldo Rivera’s exposé of Willowbrook State School, which at that time was the largest institution in the world for people with disabilities. The report shocked the nation and forever changed the treatment of people with disabilities. In recognition of this milestone, the CDD produced a half-hour documentary highlighting the importance of lessons learned, positive change that resulted, and the legacy of Willowbrook.
The Path Forward: Remembering Willowbrook is a celebration of inclusion for people with disabilities in all aspects of community life.
Go Deeper Conversations About Willowbrook
A conversation with Kerri E. Neifeld, Commissioner of the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), the state’s lead agency in providing services and supports to the IDD community.
Video: A Conversation with Bernard Carabello and Geraldo Rivera