What Happens to Developmentally Disabled as Parents Age, Die?

(By Jen Fifield for The PEW Charitable Trusts)

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Ever since she was 4, when a caregiver force-fed her with a spoon, Caroline Munro has not let anyone feed her but her mother.

The 22-year-old has cerebral palsy and an intellectual disability. She doesn’t speak and functions at a preschool level. Her mother, Beth Munro, feeds her with a fork or her hand.  Continue reading article here…..

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