Man With Disabilities Finds Family After Decades In Institutions.

January 14, 2020

Disability Scoop (1/14, Nark) reports Sharon Gaiptman heard a story when she was a teenager of a long-lost older brother, who was believed by their parents to have died in the hospital. Decades later, Gaiptman located her brother Leonard in Philadelphia with help from COMHAR, “a nonprofit that serves 11,000 people with mental illness, intellectual disability or substance addictions in Philadelphia and lower Montgomery County.” Leonard had been under institutional and program supervision for most, if not all, of his life.



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