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Cushing NewsSeptember 9, 2014
By Jay Fitzgerald As a young woman fresh out of graduate school, Jo Ann Simons envisioned a career as a social worker focusing on women’s issues. At the age of 25, though, she became pregnant and later gave birth to a son, Jonathan, who was diagnosed with Down syndrome and heart defects — and her whole world changed. “I imagined there would be all these support services in place, but they weren’t there,” she said. “I was left with…