Volunteers at the Seaside Regional Center help mentally retarded children to prepare for community life.
United States USA Date:1969 Duration:7 min 53 sec Sound:Yes
A map of Connecticut, on which Director Bert Schnikel points regional centers such as Hartford, New Haven and the Seaside Regional Center Waterford, on the Long Island Sound. Mr Fred F Finn, Director of Seaside Center points out the importance of family in a mentally retarded person's life. Volunteers take care of children. A volunteer helps a girl to take medicine. The volunteer strokes the face of the child. And the child makes faces. Children play outside on a tractor ride. People get into a car and the car drives away. Mentally retarded children from Mansfield and Southbury come to Seaside Regional Center for the Mentally Retarded to prepare for community life. A boy puts on a television and sits down to watch it. A woman hands things to a girl. Volunteers help children to walk. A mentally retarded girl holds a book in her hands. A postcard sent by a normal sibling of a mentally retarded boy. Children play in snow. A boy sits on a seat while a man bends. A mentally retarded boy plays with his brothers. A couple talks about their mentally retarded child while he sits nearby.
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