Count Us In: Growing Up with Down Syndrome
  • Count Us In: Growing Up with Down Syndrome
  • Count Us In: Growing Up with Down Syndrome

Count Us In: Growing Up with Down Syndrome

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by Jason Kingsley, Mitchell Levitz
     
 

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"This single volume will do more to change stereotypes about Down syndrome than any book I have read. These two young men steal our hearts and wash away generations of misconceptions."—Mary L. Coleman, MD, Emeritus, Georgetown University

At ages nineteen and twenty-two, respectively, Jason Kingsley and Mitchell Levitz shared their innermost thoughts,

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"This single volume will do more to change stereotypes about Down syndrome than any book I have read. These two young men steal our hearts and wash away generations of misconceptions."—Mary L. Coleman, MD, Emeritus, Georgetown University

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 them numerous national awards, including the EDI Award from the National Easter Seal Society. In Count Us In, reissued here with a new afterword by the authors that recounts their successes and challenges as adults, Jason and Mitchell’s wit, intelligence, candor, and charm make a powerful and inspirational statement about the full potential of people with developmental disabilities.

JASON KINGSLEY graduated from high school in 1994. A television actor, he has received many awards recognizing his contributions toward better understanding and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities. He lives in Hartsdale, New York.

MITCHELL LEVITZ works as a disabilities specialist for the Westchester Institute for Human Development and the Self-Advocacy Association of New York State. He serves on the board of directors of the National Down Syndrome Society. He lives in Cortlandt Manor, New York.

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PRAISE FOR COUNT US IN

"Their parents were told to expect nothing. But Jason Kingsley and Mitchell Levitz were lucky, because their parents didn’t listen. They gave their sons that chance to show how far they could go—and they’ve astounded everyone! Count Us In tells their story."—JANE PAULEY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156031950
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/05/2007
Edition description:
Revised New Afterwords
Pages:
218
Sales rank:
516,700
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
830L (what's this?)

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