Assessing N.H.'s Support System For People With Disabilities

Mar 5, 2015

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.

Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center
Credit Jamie Gemmiti / Conway Daily Sun

GUESTS:

  • Joni Beasleyresearch associate professor with the UNH Institute on Disability
  • Dick Cohenexecutive 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 RodolicoNHPR’s health and science reporter. His series on the incidents on Lakeview airs this week.

LINKS:

  • The first two parts of Jack Rodolico's series on Lakeview air this week. The first piece looks at what happened at Lakeview. The second part looks at the role of N.H. regulators.