Developmental Center

Developmental Center

Clover Bottom Developmental Center
Snooky, an old man with a mental disability, stands outside and smokes a cigarette. He does not say anything to anyone. He just sits there and stares. Sally is 61 years old. She has a physical handicap. The only thing she does all day is sit in her wheelchair and travel from room to room visiting her friends. These are just two of the 202 residents a Clover Bottom Developmental Center.
Clover Bottom is a facility that is permanent residence for people with mental and physical disabilities. The residents range from the age of 21 and up. The oldest person living there is 90 years old. Clover Bottom opened up in 1923 and has remained the same ever since. There are 10 buildings that make up this facility. They have not added any knew residents since 1994.
Many people would think that in a place like this, you would be sheltered. That is not the case. Many of the residents have jobs outside in the community and with Clover Bottom. They have family members who come a visit

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