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Twenty years ago — 1993

March 31, 2013

An era for "the institution on the hill" ended as the final two residents left the J.N. Adam Developmental Center for community homes. Since 1960, when the facility was turned over to the state as a developmental center for residents diagnosed with developmental disabilities, more than 700 persons were served during peak times of the facility's operations. Currently, all former residents have been established in community homes throughout northern chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. J.N. Adam is the fifth developmental disabilities center to be closed. By the year 2000, all state institutions are expected to be closed.



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