Nov 2010 Scheduled lecture at NYU on Willowbrook & Disabilities


Please join us at the College of Staten Island (2800 Victory Blvd) on April 2nd, 2008 for a discussion on Willowbrook entitled: "Willowbrook on Campus." Details Below:

The Lecture will feature faculty who are involved in research and teaching related to Willowbrook. The basic purpose of the program will be to inform the audience of this topic's rich pedagogic and scholarly opportunities.

Duncan Whiteside, a parent, will be opening the session with a description of his experiences with his son at Willowbrook.

In addition, alumni, Vanessa Leigh Debello, whose mother lived for a time at Willowbrook and who has been very vocal about the College and Willowbrook, and David Booth (OMRDD) and Ed Meehan (CSI), who represent an effective collaboration between the College and the current system serving people with developmental disabilities will also speak.

PLACE: The College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Blvd, Bldg 1P, Recital Hall
TIME: 3:30 pm
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There will be a 2-Day Willowbrook Remembrance Event held at the College of Staten Island in October 2008. Please check back for complete details on the upcoming program.

If anyone has any photographs or personal stories they'd like to share, please contact Vanessa at the following email address: and put Willowbrook in the subject line.