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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.

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