"A society is best judged by the way it treats its most vulnerable members."
Best Judgment: Ladd School Lessons
(click on the image above to view our most recent film trailer)
Best Judgment: Ladd School Lessons, is a feature documentary film, being produced by Advocates in Action Rhode Island, Inc., in association Harken Media and the Down Syndrome Society of Rhode Island. This film brings a unique perspective, as it examines the history of the Joseph H. Ladd Center through the eyes of its former residents.
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Click here to read an article from the Providence Phoenix about our film in progress.
You may also find the following information useful:
Click here to read "Days of Darkness, Days of Hope". This 1988 publication by the RI Historical Society shares some of history about Ladd, along with personal stories from former residents and their families.
Click here to download Joey's Story. This short essay was written by former Ladd resident Joey Sabo, who appears in Best Judgment.
Click here to view a clip from an interview with a former Ladd Resident
This is just the beginning of our journey to capture the complex legacy of the Joseph H. Ladd Center!
We have begun filming for the project, but are in need of financial support as we move forward. In January, 2010, we received a grant from the RI Council on the Humanities. We're also currently applying for several other grants and looking for funding opportunities to support this important work.
Send us an email if you're interested in sponsoring our work, or have any questions or comments about our work in progress. If you or someone you know is a former Ladd resident, or has a connection with the instituion, we'd also love to hear from you.
Please include some brief information about your connection to Ladd School, along with your full name, email address and a phone number where we can reach you. We will be in touch!
(c) 2013, Advocates in Action Rhode Island, Inc.
This page was upated on
October 20, 2013