Ed Orzechowski

"You'll like it here."

This book is a cautionary tale for advocates and caregivers, as the first-hand accounts and memories are lost to death. Very soon, the only link we will have to the lessons of the past will be works like You’ll like it here. As direct care evolves, it is my hope that Ed's work and writings will help caregivers avoid repeating the sins of the past.   --David Vitkus

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Available online at:

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E-book

Kindle

In Stores at:

    Collective Copies

​​71 South Pleasant Street

​ Amherst MA 01002

              and

      93 Main Street

 ​Florence MA 01062

Broadside Bookshop

247 Main Street  

​Northampton MA 01060

About the Author





Ed Orzechowski is a retired high school English teacher, freelance writer, and radio news reporter. He and his wife Gail are longtime advocates for individuals with developmental disabilities. They reside in Northampton, Massachusetts.









Media Coverage

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Daily Hampshire Gazette Letter to the Editor: Belchertown patients deserve respectful, lasting memorial

Video Links

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PBS: Connecting Point Interview with Donald and Ed

Titticut Follies, 1967 documentary by Frederick Wiseman about Bridgewater State Hospital in Massachusetts

"They Need Love, They Get Angry, They Bleed" WTIC TV documentary

Purgatory: Historical Analysis of Belchertown State School, Northampton Community TV, by Jeromie Whalen--includes interview with Donald Vitkus

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Author of the Month, The Conz Street Chronical, Northampton Senior Center

Whole Children (Pathlight), Hadley MA

Book Launch, Florence Civic Center, Florence MA

"They Need Love, They Get Angry, They Bleed" WTIC TV documentary

Purgatory: Historical Analysis of Belchertown State School, Northampton Community TV, by Jeromie Whalen

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Ed Orzechowski

20 Bridge Road Unit 40, Florence, MA 01062, US

(413) 262-5875