Through the eyes of young Donald Vitkus, You’ll Like It Here exposes the de-humanizing environment of a Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation institution of the mid-1900’s. Misdiagnosed and clinically labeled a “moron” with an I.Q. of 41, six-year-old Donald Vitkus is committed to Belchertown State School. In 1949 as patient #3394, he begins a lifelong battle to convince others—and himself—that he is not a moron. This is a story of the resiliency of the human spirit.
Presented by Ed Orzechowski, author
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