‘Maybe I Can Sleep At Night’

Training Center Accord Ends Mom’s Distress

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Posted: April 6, 2013

Fonda Watson fears she has been losing her son, Zachery, 29, to the Lynchburg training center that cares for him. But a settlement that will close the state’s centers is bringing him closer to home. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Family photos tell the life arc of Fonda Watson’s autistic son, Zachery, 29. Soon a settlement between the state and the Justice Department will mean he no longer has to be served at a training center located in Lynchburg.
HARRISONBURG — Put yourself in Fonda Watson’s shoes and imagine the release your body would feel if your worst fear was eliminated.

Actually, step back a moment and first think of what a living...


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