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  •  No it is not easy it an all out hell cat fight (8+ / 0-)

    Even in a time when we consider ourselves to be so very enlightened I am amazed at the amount of ignorance regarding disability issues. Even the freaking SCOTUS doesn't get what the term "disability" means in practice and scope--Alito and Scalia in particular.

    In Texas we're fighting over guardianship laws right now and while we're making strides in getting the public to see how outrageous the idea is that your child is not your child as an adult unless you go to court and petition the court to allow to be your own child's guardian--Well there is now a professional guardianship agency that will take over----We have a long long ways to go

    Aisha Taylor on meeting Barack Obama..."He smells like cookies.....and freedom"

    by left over flower child on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 02:21:20 PM PST

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    •  We set a precedent in NC for guardianship (6+ / 0-)

      My wife deserves all the credit. She took her case to the appellate level to be her mother's guardian. It set an important precedent.

      look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

      by FishOutofWater on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 02:52:53 PM PST

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      •  I would love to more about that... (6+ / 0-)

        Here it's not only children, it's aging parents too. So I'm with you on that one. The most horrendous case I've heard so far was that of an elderly lady put in the professional guardianship program, while her children fought to regain guardianship. They got it, only to find the company had used the lady's savings and other income to fight the court case. Well over several millions of dollars. So it's back in court now.

        There are many very alarming quirks to the Texas procedures. But the one garnering the most concern are the secret hearings social workers for the Texas Department of Aging and Disability can use to literally strip parent so their custodial rights. Yes, you read that right--Secret. As in the parents find out well after the fact a judge has ruled to give guardianship to a private professional guardianship agency for whatever reason.

        Aisha Taylor on meeting Barack Obama..."He smells like cookies.....and freedom"

        by left over flower child on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 04:08:50 PM PST

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