Each StoryCorps story contains edited excerpts from interviews of people with disabilities who have chosen to speak about their time in institutions or nursing facilities and their subsequent return to the community.
StoryCorps is a nonprofit organization that attempts to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of their lives. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. The purpose of StoryCorps is to "remind one another of our shared humanity, strengthen and build the connections between people, teach the value of listening, and weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that every life matters." To learn more about StoryCorps, click here.