Jun 07, 2011 — Yesterday the New York Times ran a front-page investigative story about the way New York state cares for people with developmental disabilities.
A major focus of the article was the Sunmount Developmental Center in Tupper Lake, which cares for some of the state's highest risk and most demanding special-needs clients.
Reporter Danny Hakim wrote that "patterns of abuse appear embedded in the culture of Sunmount." He pointed to four episodes last year where a supervisor was accused of physical and psychological abuse.
Adirondack reporter Brian Mann spoke with Martha Foley about the article and its impact on the debate over Sunmount's future