Reflections from a Different Journey What Adults with Disabilities Wish All Parents Knew

ISBN-10: 0071422692

ISBN-13: 9780071422697

Edition: 2004

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This is an inspiring collection of essays written by adults who were diagnosed with a serious disability as a child. In these moving and diverse pieces, each individual reflects on what it is like to grow up with a disability. Although each disability is different they share common threads.
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List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 3/8/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Love Me and Accept Me as I Am
Ain't Done Too Bad for a Cauliflowerp. 3
Disability Does Not Equal Liabilityp. 8
What I'd Tell That Doctorp. 13
Please Believe Mep. 16
Parents Without Prejudicep. 18
The Virtues of "Ballpark Normalcy"p. 23
Take Me as I Am!p. 27
Please Accept Me--All of Mep. 32
Parents Are the Most Important Experts
What's a Mother to Do?p. 39
The Rules of the "Game"p. 44
"Deaf People Can Do Anything but Hear"p. 49
The Autism Bombp. 54
Solutions from the Heartp. 60
Creative Pathwaysp. 65
My Secret Childhood Existencep. 70
Another Way of Seeingp. 75
As Normal as Can Bep. 79
If Mom Only Knewp. 84
Parental Expectations
Affirmation and Challengep. 91
A Stubborn Sense of Entitlementp. 96
Independence: Lessons from My Momp. 101
Go for It!p. 105
Tapping My Potentialp. 109
The Hand That You're Dealtp. 113
Alien or Activist? A Woman in Search of a Big Lifep. 117
Giving Our Children Roots and Wingsp. 122
Relationship Realismp. 131
Code of Silencep. 136
My Mother's Warningsp. 140
Education About Disability
Honesty, the Best Policyp. 147
No Secrets: A Kid Is a Kidp. 152
Twice Exceptionalp. 156
Does Your Child Have Epilepsy? So Do I!p. 161
Learning Was Always Hard for Mep. 165
Please Don't Be Put Off by Your Doctorp. 170
Listening Is the Keyp. 175
As Much Love as You Can Musterp. 179
Groups Offer Valuable Life Lessonsp. 184
Creating an Individualp. 189
Afterword: Disability Culturep. 195
Resources for Parents and Family Membersp. 201
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