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ISBN-10: 1945233028

ISBN-13: 9781945233029

"We have a scenario that borders on a snake pit."
- Robert F. Kennedy

In 1987, following a public outcry approximately its questionable clinical practices, Staten Island's Willowbrook kingdom institution for individuals with highbrow disabilities closed its doorways for good.

Flat broke and nearly accomplished with graduate institution, Dan Tomasulo -- now a middle college member at Columbia University's Spirituality brain physique Institute -- was once employed to relocate Willowbrook's so much significantly disabled population right into a groundbreaking community-based crew home.

American Snake Pit is the tale of the left out souls who ended up in Tomasulo's care; of the eccentric, resilient employees who helped make any such momentous good fortune attainable; and, so much of all, of 1 man's power fight to offer voices to those that couldn't recommend for themselves.

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