We are the parents, relatives, guardians, and friends of the residents at Southbury Training School (STS). Since 1953, our focus has been on the welfare of our loved ones.
Advocates for I/DD Individuals
Advocates for STS
STS can be part of the solution to this crisis. STS has highly trained staff who understand the needs of individuals with I/DD, particularly those who are severely disabled. STS residents receive expert services through state-of-the-art medical and dental facilities. They live in group-home cottage residences within a beautiful country setting and they enjoy activities within the Southbury community and beyond.
It’s time for the Southbury Training School to reopen its doors to new residents who have waited too long for an appropriate home, and who are in desperate need of the services STS provides.
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The Supreme Court’s decision in Olmstead v. L. C. has been frequently misrepresented as a mandate for inclusion, a simple, one-sided declaration that all individuals with I/DD must live in community-based settings. In fact, Olmstead guarantees choice for all individuals, their parents, and guardians. There is no mandate to deny access to institutions, to close institutions, nor to place at risk any individuals who need and choose institutional care.
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Please help us influence lawmakers to open admissions to Southbury Training School so that this state-of-the-art, modern-day facility can continue to provide long-term quality of life and care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Connecticut.