Firings Follow Silence on Abuse
Ten employees of a group home for developmentally disabled adults have been fired for not reporting an abusive supervisor.
The supervisor was accused of forcing a blind resident to stand for long periods in urine-soaked clothing and of taunting and verbally abusing the home’s eight severely disabled residents.
“We feel we had no choice in the matter,” said Michael Strouse, chief executive officer of Community Living Opportunities, a nonprofit corporation that has several homes in Douglas and Johnson counties. “This cannot be allowed to happen.”