Every afternoon at 3, Marie Covello waits for the van that brings her severely retarded 31-year-old son home from his day program. She takes John's hand to help him up the stairs of their Verona, N.J., house, pats his red hair into place, gives him a glass of water, reminds him to go to the bathroom and settles him in front of the television.And in the back of her mind, as in those of thousands of other aging parents of retarded children, Mrs. Covello, who is 73, wonders how long she and her 75-year-old husband, Vince, will be able to take care of Johnny -- and what will happen to him when they cannot."Sometimes when I'm bathing Johnny and he gets ornery I think, 'God, give me the strength,' because it's hard now that I'm older, and my patience sometimes runs out," said Mrs. Covello. "I don't want to leave the problem for my other children, so we began trying to find a group home for Johnny about six years ago, but we're still on the waiting list. I worry about getting Johnny settled somewhere before something happens to me." Their Own Old AgeMany parents of retarded children never expected to face that worry. But unlike most retarded people born only a generation earlier, Johnny Covello and others of his age will probably outlive their parents. In many cases, because of improved living conditions and medical advance, they will reach their own old age.As a result, their parents are now facing wrenching decisions about whether to place their offspring in group homes, ask other sons or daughters to take responsibility for the retarded siblings -- or simply hold on and hope that when an emergency arises, the retarded offspring will not be shunted into a large state institution for want of a better opening.Continue reading the main storyExperts in the field say there are now at least 200,000 retarded people over 60 in the United States.https://www.nytimes.com/1990/10/28/us/as-the-retarded-live-longer-anxiety-grips-aging-parents.html
>>354330>73>31-year-old sonShe was 42 when he was born.The Wall is real women, please don't do this
>>354333Doesn't matter man, societal pressures will keep increasing the average age of mothers. Who the fuck can afford a kid in their 20s, who would want a kid in their 30s?
>>354339I was 18 in 2010.Friend has 3 kids is making 50k annually and is doing great.No excuse, just stop being lazy>>354333I agree, women need to be spayed at age 34.They cause their own misfortune
>>354330>1990wtf this is 29 years oldWhy are you posting this?
>>354609'member when the fucking times could use 'retarded' in its articles without any problem?
>>354333It's not like she waited to have him, she had other children and mentions his siblings, there's no reason she should have assumed that this one in particular would come out retarded.
>>354645>there's no reason she should have assumed that this one in particular would come out retarded.SHE WAS FORTY FUCKING TWO YEARS OLD THAT'S LIKE MAKING A CAKE OUT OF ROTTING EGGS AND GOING GOLLY GEE, I HAD NO IDEA THIS CAKE WAS GONNA COME OUT TASTING LIKE SHIT
>>354652People make decisions based on their individual circumstances, the best way to change society as a whole is to have government intervene.So we're going to ban abortion and have a hell of a lot more retarded babies.And your tax dollars will pay for them! Until we do more welfare reform and they get kicked off, fall through the cracks and starve to death.
Should put the fuckers in a zoo. I'd pay money to enjoy an icecream while strolling around the exhibits.
>>354665You would enjoy wandering around eating icecream in such a facility everyday for the rest of your life, I'd wager.
>>354667Unlike you, I'm not retarded.
>>354330An article from 1990
>>354670Unlike you, I'm not retarded
And this is why prenatal cfDNA testing and genome sequencing is a good thing
>>354333We have genetic tests for all conditions now90% choose abortion when they find outThis is not a problem anymoreThe autism epidemic is related to NSAIDs, not maternal age. If old women are in good health, baby will be good enough
>>354714Abortion is the devilThe mentally handicapped must be born and drain their parents their whole lives, or be abandoned as an underfunded ward of the state. These are the only options so just ACCEPT IT
>>354736this is trumps america for sure
Just euthanize the mentally retarded, it's cheaper than having them live as parasites on other people.
>>354330I thought it was strange that a new York times article used the terms "retard" and "retarded"Then I read when this was published.I'm not sure but I think 1990 is older than 48 hours
>>354670Are you certain? Because your posts make you sound like the most banal retard on earth.
It's retarded that this thread is still here
I've been to one of those sweat shops for retards. Not really a sweat shop, but they set the retards up in an assembly line making little trinkets under contract for other companies. I wonder if there are similar places that have dorms for the retards. Isolated villages.Alternatively, is it legal to just kick your retard out of the house once they turn 18? Let them fend for themselves, even if it means they starve under a bridge.
>>354820>Alternatively, is it legal to just kick your retard out of the house once they turn 18?Yes, though the procedure makes them a ward of the state
>>354801you quoted the wrong guy.
>>354330Abort them after a genetic test.
>>354820>Alternatively, is it legal to just kick your retard out of the house once they turn 18?not in some countries, where parents who can care for their retarded/disabled children must do so