“The first generation of developmentally …

“The first generation of developmentally disabled adults who grew up at home, not in an institution,” writes Dan Goldberg, “are now middle-aged and facing a health care system that’s largely unprepared to take care of them as their baby boomer parents age out of that role.” So if someone like me, who has reached middle age without remaining at home (although I boomeranged at least once, and I think it must have been twice?) or being in an institution but nonetheless have remained dependent upon draining the not-inexhaustable family dime, can’t somehow figure out becoming self-sufficient, any potential avenues for resources and support are about to get prioritized to this other population in an even worse situation. Cool.

Author: Bix

The unsupported use case of a mediocre, autistic midlife in St. Johns, Oregon —now with added global pandemic.