Raised in extreme isolation, Genie Wiley was a wild child: uncivilized, barely able to talk or walk, still wearing diapers despite being 14 years. How many mentally challenged children do you have custody of right now with no grant money to help you take. With Genie approaching her 60th birthday, her fate remains an enigma. Photograph: Screengrab Could she now learn language? Jostling for. Linguists later discerned that, in January , Genie showed understanding of only her own name, the names of a few others, and about 15—20 words, and her active vocabulary at the time consisted of two phrases, "stop it" and "no more". At the suggestion of Jean Butler, Genie's special education teacher at the hospital, they screened The Wild Child during their first meeting, and the scientists later said the film had an immediate and profound impact. He married and had a daughter, Pamela. That person, who wishes to remain anonymous, said that at that time, around the year , Genie was living in a privately run facility for six to eight mentally underdeveloped adults. Please choose your username under which you would like all your comments to show up. Her current whereabouts are uncertain, although she is believed to be living in the care of the state of California. Louis and a member of the St. Golden West Avenue, Temple City, CA. Sign up using your preferred payment option below, then if you ever want to cancel you can instantly do so cancelling the payment from your bank our payment system is direct debit so you have complete control over cancellation. She often made her needs known by gesturing or other means, and she loved being stroked and hugged, and learned to hug back, according to Curtiss. We are citizens and not subjects. Jostling for access, they took brain scans and audio recordings, performed countless tests, compiled reams of data, published papers. She is living in an adult-care home somewhere in California. ABC News was unable to find current contact information for Rigler, who is now 87 and reportedly in failing health. I was a captive audience and could do nothing about it. But by , NIMH officials -- citing poor organization and lack of results -- refused to renew the study grant. She is again in psychological confinement as a ward of the state -- her sixth foster home. Genie is the name given to her by carers. In Chicago, Witnesses to Violence Turn to First Aid to Save Lives.