Speaking from personal experience, Fred provides a graphic explanation of what life in an institution was actually like. This video concludes with a shortened version of "When The Moon Come Up," a powerful music video about institutionalization.
Fred describes how depersonalization gradually uccurs within services for people with disabilities. Given this, Fred maintain that institutions are not simply large buildings, but any place where depersonalized support and coercion occur.
Fred Ford discusses the vital importance and the potenttial ramifications of reporting abuse or neglect. He emphasizes the support providers need to clearly understand the agency's procedures, to whom to turn for help,and be prepared to cope the isolation and retribution that is sometimes directed towards people who report abuse.