Count Us In: Growing Up with Down Syndromeby Jason Kingsley, Mitchell Levitz
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Two young men with Down syndrome talk frankly about careers, friendships, school, sex, marriage, politics, and independence. Recipient of seven national awards, including the EDI Award from the National Easter Seal Society. Foreword by Joan Ganz Cooney.
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 goand they’ve astounded everyone! Count Us In tells their story."JANE PAULEY
Meet the Author
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.
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I read this book for class and I enjoyed it very much. The stories of the authors will make you laugh. Great read to learn about two different perspectives about down syndrome and how they dealt with having a developmental disability.
I know a person who used to be in my class and everyone was mean to her but there was one girl who was nice to her. I guess it was because she was sweet and hugged everyone. Now ihave a friend and her little brother has downs and it breaks my heart that we were mean. Everyone who has interactes with children with downs should read this book!
I gave this book to my Sister-in-law, mother of my 19 year old twin nephews who have Downs, and she really hasn't said anything about it, but my nephew Jamie loved it and I would certainly recommend it for any teenager with Downs, who can read and if they have been mainstreamed their classmates would also find it helpful