Lengthy, detailed article about Christopher Call, 20, a mentally disabled ward o
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Lengthy, detailed article about Christopher Call, 20, a mentally disabled ward of the state of Maine who has lived in out-of-state institutions for nearly a decade, first at the May Center for Child Development in Massachusetts, and later at the Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center in New Hampshire. Call was delivered to Portland's Maine Medical Center by ambulance on Nov. 30 of last year because Lakeview could no longer handle his self-injuring outbursts, which render him incapable of independent living. According to Don Trites, program director for mental retardation services, Chris Call is scheduled for permanent placement in a residence that will be operated and staffed by a private company called John Murphy Homes. It's likely he will have several roommates, Trites said, and the cost could exceed $100,000 annually. With special focus on Chris Call's brother, Andy, and sister-in-law, Nancy Call, and their efforts to help Chris, and a related article about how the author was drawn to investigate the situation.
Mental health services, Mentally handicapped, Call, Christopher
Davis, Jay, "Lengthy, detailed article about Christopher Call, 20, a mentally disabled ward o" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3300.