Raymond’s Room is a memoir on working with people with developmental disabilities. Thirty years ago, as a young man working at a facility for children with autism, Dale DiLeo was shown a tiny, hot and smelly bedroom. Reserved for up to four young men with autism, those least trusted by staff, this room was locked—from the outside—all night long. It was named after Raymond, the roomʼs perennial resident. Raymondʼs Room makes a compelling case that today, people with disabilities are still locked away from the rest of society. They may not be necessarily housed in rooms like Raymondʼs, but they are placed in facilities and programs run by a public monopoly unwilling to change.
Book of the Year Finalist, Forward Magazine
“10 Books that Disability Advocates Should Read” –National Disability Institute