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Count Us In Growing up with down Syndrome

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ISBN-10: 0544310284

ISBN-13: 9780544310285

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jason Kingsley, Mitchell Levitz, Joan Ganz Cooney

List price: $35.00
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At ages nineteen and twenty-two, respectively, Jason Kingsley and Mitchell Levitz shared their innermost thoughts, feelings, hopes, and dreams, their lifelong friendship--and their experiences growing up with Down syndrome. Their frank discussion of what mattered most in their lives--careers, friendships, school, sex, marriage, finances, politics, and independence--earned Count Us In numerous national awards, including the EDI Award from the National Easter Seal Society. More important, their wit, intelligence, candor, and charm made a powerful and inspirational statement about the full potential of people with developmental disabilities, challenging prevailing stereotypes.Now, thirteen…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 3/5/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

JASON KINGSLEY graduated from high school in 1994 and in 1997 from Maplebrook School, a postsecondary transitional program. He has received the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation Families Award, among many others recognizing his contribution toward better understanding and acceptance of people with developmental disabilities. He lives in Hartsdale, New York.

MITCHELL LEVITZ graduated from high school in 1991 and is now a consumer issues specialist at the Westchester Institute for Human Development. He also serves on the board of directors of the National Down Syndrome Society. In 2004 Mitchell received the Daniel Piper Self-Advocacy Award. He lives in Cortlandt Manor, New York.