A new state report documents systemic neglect and abuse at a residential facility for people with disabilities in Effingham.
Now the state will determine if the facility can keep its doors open. But the state may simply be ill-equipped to stop these kinds of problems before they happen.
When her son came home from school one day last March, Jessica Giberson was disturbed. She noticed her son’s genitals were bruised and swollen. Giberson’s son is developmentally delayed.
"He is nine years old. He’s more like a three year old in a nine year old’s body," says Giberson.
Giberson says she complained to the Crotched Mountain Foundation School, but that nothing ever came of it. Then in June, she got a call from the school.
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