Laura is 18, mentally handicapped, and about to make the difficult transition from life in a sheltered day-care facility to community living with her family. For Laura, the day-care facility seems more like home, and at first cries out to return there, but with the help of her sister Carey, both she and the family begin taking the first steps toward adjustment. All goes well until one afternoon when Carey brings home friends, Donna and Jerry, from school. Jerry is immediately attracted by Laura's innocence, and when briefly alone with her, tries to kiss her. Carey is appalled at Jerry's behavior, but more than that, heartsick because of her sister's vulnerability. Then, a few days later, Laura doesn't arrive home on time from her job at a workshop. When Laura finally does return home, tired and confused, but safe, her mother decides that it would be safer for her to remain at home - and gradually, Laura slips away into her own world, withdrawn and childlike. An absorbing, eloquent drama.