Posted By:Gary Decker
Subject:Re: Newark Developmental Center??????
Post Date:July 13, 2001 at 06:20:43
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Forum:Wayne County, NY Genealogy Forum
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Jeanne, I can add a little to what has already been presented to you. My father worked their many years ago. It was not just the mentally retarded that lived there. They had what the wardens called the "smart boys ward" which was a part that housed youths with a normal IQ that were abandoned by their parents for one reason or another. Also, the facilty is still active, just not in the original brick buildings. They have built wood frame structures to the South of the original buildings to house residents. They also have individual group houses in other near by towns. It was felt that a family atmosphere was better for the residents.