Premiered Thursday, May 11 2017 at 8 p.m. on CPTV
Repeats Sunday, May 21 2017 at 6 p.m. and Monday, June 19 2017 at 10 p.m.
Building A Great Life examines the case for closing Connecticut’s state institutions that provide congregate residential care for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, many with complex needs who receive a high level of state care and support. Could cost savings realized by closing the Southbury Training School and three regional centers be significant enough to ensure help for the two-thousand Connecticut families on a Department of Developmental Services waiting list for state supports? The one hour documentary explores how the notion of closing state institutions in favor of community living for persons with intellectual disabilities is both a moral and fiscal debate.
Building a Great Life is a CPTV Partnership Production. Learn more about Partnership Productions at cpbn.org/partnership-productions.
“Women's Work” features the stories of Connecticut women serving as leaders, trailblazers, artists, educators, advocates and entrepreneurs. Watch the original TV documentary. Six additional short films will be released weekly - watch them here.