The Center for Public Integrity held an event on July 26 — the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act — called “What is Home?” that explored the challenges of finding safe homes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
At the event, there were four storytellers with disabilities who shared what “home” means to them. Here is what they had to say:
Paul Costantini is an actor with Detour Company Theatre, which provides theater training for adults with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities.
Leah Mapstead, a Detour actor who also volunteers at the Phoenix Herpetological Society.
Hailey Simon is a life-long storyteller who is Deaf.
Sophie Stern is a dancer at Glendale Community College and an actor in Detour Company Theatre.
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