Walter E. Fernald Developmental Center, Waltham, Massachusetts. Photo by Daderot | public domain
Walter E. Fernald Developmental Center, Waltham, Massachusetts. Photo by Daderot | public domain

“They Haven’t Done Their Homework.”

How the city of Waltham is failing to preserve the legacy of Walter E. Fernald Developmental Center.


A little over four miles away from Brandeis University, in Waltham, Massachusetts, sits the 180+ acre campus of the Walter E. Fernald Developmental Center. Originally established in 1848 as the Massachusetts School for the Feeble-Minded by Samuel Gridley Howe in South Boston, the center’s inception marked a pivotal moment in the history of disability care in the United States. Read more…


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