Who Knows Best: How Smart Do You Have to Be to Be a Parent? by Lisa Miller

New York Magazines Story of the Massachusetts Sara Gordon Case http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/01/how-intelligent-to-be-a-parent.html#

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We Can Keep Her – Disabled Mom Wins Daughter Back

A Massachusetts mom with a “mild intellectual disability” won a two-year historic legal battle Monday and was reunited with the baby who was taken from her at 2 days old and placed in foster care.

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My Mother

My Mother - hard head, hard work and strong family John B. Susa, Ph.D. After only two years of school my mother’s parents were told to take her out of school because of her ‘Testa Dura” (hard head).  In other words, she was unable to learn the basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills expected of her, at the rate of her peers. In northern Italy, girls who had a hard time learning worked on the farm or as servants in the city.  The three Rs were not necessary survival skills until we moved to the US when I was six years old. Although learning came easily for ...

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BEING A MOM IS SPECIAL

BEING A MOM IS SPECIAL By Molly Saunders, Frederick, MD My daughter Elizabeth was born on July 20th, 2004 at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, MD.  I stayed in the hospital for three days to recover from a caesarean birth, while Elizabeth who weighed 5 lbs 8-1/2 ounces had to stay in the hospital for an additional five days.  She was in an incubator and needed to be watched closely due to a medical condition related to my use of prescribed medications during my pregnancy.  I was very concerned about her health and it was hard to go home without her. When ...

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An Ark within the ARC

An Ark within the ARC By Lindsay B. TASP Member  It has been told that a man named Noah built a huge ark to protect animals and his family from the great flood. Fortunately, the ARC of Hamilton County had been my ark as well as the ark for many other people. The ARC of Hamilton County has been a light for people in Hamilton County whose voice may have never been heard, let alone being noticed. The ARC has helped citizens of Hamilton County be responsible, productive citizens. They treat us like people. I know this because I am not only a board member, I am also a ...

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