My Brother's Unknowable World by MARGARET PETERSON
Approx. 16,140 words.
Published on November 2, 2010.
This is the story of my brother, Leonard, who was born blind and profoundly "retarded" and is now 59 years old. I began writing this memoir in 1987 to reveal grim truths about people who had no choices. By the time there were laws to protect my brother’s human rights, he had already been a victim of immeasurable neglect in two institutions. Eventually, Leonard prevailed, and this is my tribute.