By WNYC Studios
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
In summer 2016, a police shooting upended the life of Arnaldo Rios Soto, a 26-year-old, non-speaking, autistic man. Aftereffect is Arnaldo’s story – a hidden world of psych wards, physical abuse and chemical restraints – and asks the question: How did Arnaldo’s life go so wrong? Aftereffect by Only Human is produced by WNYC Studios, a listener-supported producer of leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and many others. © WNYC Studios
||CleanWNYC Studios presents: The Realness||Rap star Prodigy is best known for The Infamous, an album he released when he was just a teenager as half of the venerable Queens duo, Mobb Deep. But as Mobb Deep took over the world, something was happening to Prodigy behind the scenes, a piece of hi||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: “They call him Cheese”||One day in February, a group of staff packed up Arnaldo's belongings, moved him out of Carlton Palms and into a three-bedroom house in a suburban neighborhood. On its face, it's the type of setting disability advocates strive toward. Arnaldo has his ow||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: “The man behind an empire”||For decades, Carlton Palms' elusive founder, Ken Mazik, has wielded his power and influence to sway members of Congress and state legislatures into bending the rules in his favor -- from scuttling laws that would limit the use of physical restraints,||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: “When they don’t behave”||A cup of hot water thrown on a developmentally-disabled resident. Another kicked in the ribs. A tooth knocked out by a staff member. Carlton Palms is known for abuse and even death. So why is the state of Florida so reluctant to close it?||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: “I need to believe”||A year and a half after the shooting, there are signs of trouble at Arnaldo's new home, Carlton Palms. The staff isn't keeping an eye on him. There are unexplained injuries. His mother isn't allowed to see his room and he's being restrained in a full-b||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: “I Baker Act you. You Baker Acted me.”||The day of the shooting wasn't Arnaldo's first encounter with the police. In fact, they'd loomed large in his life for years before that. Even as he bounced from one group home to another, the people that consistently showed up for him, often in the wo||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: “He was definitely a handful”||Since the beginning, Arnaldo's mother struggled to find adequate care for her autistic son. Her memories are often painful: the doctors who wouldn't diagnose him; the staff who punched him, drugged him, tied his hands behind his back in a classroom cha||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: "Suck It Up, Buttercup"||The shooting left Arnaldo severely traumatized, unable to remain in the group home where Charles Kinsey had taken care of him. Shortly after, Arnaldo was involuntarily committed to a hospital psych ward, where a typical stay of just a few days stretche||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: "Let me get this on camera"||Just before 5pm on Monday July 18th, 2016, a 26-year old autistic man named Arnaldo Rios Soto walked out of his North Miami home. He had a silver toy truck in his hand. Hours later, his life would be changed forever. A passing motorist mistook Arnaldo'||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAftereffect: A SWAT team, an autistic man, an American tragedy.||In the summer of 2016, a police shooting upended the life of Arnaldo Rios Soto, a 26-year old, non-speaking, autistic man. Aftereffect tells Arnaldo's story -- a hidden world of psych wards, physical abuse and chemical restraints -- and asks the questi||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Wonderful telling of the story and a deep dive into the intricacies of caring for adults with developmental disabilities.
Great work bridging so many important topics.
A great podcast