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Bill Bronston and Friends: Ronnie Cohn's Story

Produced by Dr. David Goode

Produced in 2005
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Ronnie Cohn: What one needs to think about the Willowbrook case as well is that although a lot of people don't realize it, but Ann does, she talks about it all the time, but the case continues. We can… there's a federal judge still assigned to the case, Raymond Dearie. The permanent injunction was signed in 1993. We had our 12th anniversary the other day, the anniversary. The… Some of the people involved in [Inaudible] office, from early '80s are still involved. And we still work all the time on ensuring that people who lived at Willowbrook, Willowbrook class members, are receiving services that they need, are being allowed to make choices, are being allowed to be involved in things they were never involved in before.

Diana can tell you their daughter's story, which is very different than what it used to be. And… So the Willowbrook case is still alive. And one of my concerns, as Bill was alluding to before in terms of now and tomorrow, is who's going to keep it going once the people who were involved in the beginning aren't.

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