Agnews Developmental Center to close

March 27, 2009 6:09:27 PM PDT
Agnews Developmental Center in Santa Clara is closing its doors. The last patient left the 120-year old facility yesterday.

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The closure came about as the state gradually changed it vision for the care of the developmentally disabled, from large centers, to smaller homes in neighborhoods.

Nearly 400 developmentally disabled Agnews residents were moved into group homes in recent weeks.

At its height, Agnews served more than 1,000 patients.

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