Ability in America Produces Original Research
Gann's Ability in America class has produced original research on Defective Delinquency in the United States and the effects of the 1911 Defective Delinquent Law in Massachusetts that portrayed people with disabilities as potential criminals.
Gann's campus neighbors the grounds of the former Fernald School, the site of what was once a worldwide leading institution for people with intellectual and other disabilities. For the past several years we - and schoolmates that preceded us - have committed to telling the story of the Fernald School and, especially, the people who lived there. We consider it our sacred obligation to amplify the voices of those who have been silenced and to tell the stories of those who have been made to disappear. We are honored to present our research which can be found here