‘A World Without Martha’ - the lasting impact of the Rideau Regional Centre
In 1960, Victoria Freeman was 4 years old when her sister Martha - not yet 2 - went to what was then called the Ontario Hospital School in Smiths Falls -- later, the Rideau Regional Centre. That decision had a deep impact on their whole family. Victoria Freeman wrote a book about it, called “A World without Martha: A Memoir of Sisters, Disability, and Difference”. She talked about it as part of a panel in a webinar series, called ‘Breaking Free: Institutions Then and Now’.