Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Troubled Facility

In the last couple of years, police have been called out more than 300 times to the National Deaf Academy near Orlando. There are fights not only between patients but between patients and staff. Some residents just walk away. The Florida private organization for deaf, hard-of-hearing and autistic adults and children has a new CEO and claims the issues that have brought police to the facility are in control. But doubts persist because the Academy accepts patients with long histories of abusive or psychotic behavior.