The Karry’s Story

Casey Karry tells her story about her family and RISE Life Services (Aid to the Developmentally Disabled). My older brother was born with severe developmental disabilities and spent roughly half of his childhood in Queens Children’s Psychiatric Center. At the age of 18 he was transferred to Creedmoor Psychiatric Center where he was often subjected to unspeakable abuse. I desperately wanted to take him back home but at 6’2″ and close to 200 pounds that was not a realistic solution ​ In 1980,...