Archive: The Osbornes Revisited

People Patterns

"People Patterns" visits the extraordinary Osborne family and their home, built for their physically disabled adopted children. The Osbornes describe their efforts to accommodate their children's special needs and encourage their independence while avoiding an institutional atmosphere.
Aired:
May 24, 1989
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