Count Us In: Growing up with Down Syndrome

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In this ground-breaking volume, Mitchell Levitz (22) and Jason Kingsley (19) share their innermost thoughts, feelings, hopes, and dreams, their lifelong friendship - and their experiences of growing up with Down syndrome. While scores of textbooks and "as-told-to" accounts offer secondhand descriptions of people with developmental disabilities, none enable such a direct understanding of their perceptions. Count Us In draws from more than fifty conversations Mitchell and Jason had with each other, as well as with ...
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Overview

In this ground-breaking volume, Mitchell Levitz (22) and Jason Kingsley (19) share their innermost thoughts, feelings, hopes, and dreams, their lifelong friendship - and their experiences of growing up with Down syndrome. While scores of textbooks and "as-told-to" accounts offer secondhand descriptions of people with developmental disabilities, none enable such a direct understanding of their perceptions. Count Us In draws from more than fifty conversations Mitchell and Jason had with each other, as well as with family and friends, over the course of three years. With wit, intelligence, candor, and charm, these two young men speak about what matters most in their lives: careers, friendships, school, sex, marriage, politics, finances, and independence. Their concerns echo those of most young people at the cusp of adulthood, yet they also reflect the special challenges of growing up with a disability. In telling us about themselves in their own words, Mitchell and Jason make a powerful and inspirational statement about the full potential of people with developmental disabilities. Jason: "Somehow when I get older I can overcome my disability, but right now I have to adjust to it. I have to do the easy parts and the good parts of this whole life." Mitchell: "I was born with Down syndrome and I said to my parents that I have overcome my disability. I believe that I've come so far . . ."
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Denise Perry Donavin
Kingsley and Levitz write about education, employment, ambitions, families, sex and marriage, and their disability--Down syndrome--in a dialogue format. At Jason's birth, the obstetrician said that he'd never learn anything and should be institutionalized. Fortunately, the Kingsleys ignored this advice, and their son has since attended school, written poetry, registered to vote, and memorized scripts for appearances on "Sesame Street" and "The Fall Guy." Mitchell is an equally successful young man whose mother was one of the founders of the Parent Assistance Committee on Down Syndrome. Hearing about Down syndrome directly from these young men has a good deal more impact than reading any guide from a professional or even a parent. Their comments are eye-opening and heartening.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780613292153
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Product dimensions: 6.58 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction 1
1 About This Book: "Every Single One Counts" 10
2 Who We Are: "People Like Me for My Charm" 15
3 Our Friendship: "It Will Always Be There" 29
4 Having Down Syndrome: "There's More to It Than I Expected" 35
5 At School: "Easy Steps to Get to Hard Work" 45
6 Having Fun: "I Feel Happy and Hoppy" 57
7 Girls and Sex: "The Tummy Is Sexy and the Shoulder Is Friendly" 71
8 Marriage and Children: "A Together Bed for You and Me" 88
9 Important People in Our Lives: "The Kind of Person I'd Like to Be" 106
10 Beliefs, Traditions, Loss, and Grief: "Calmly Relaxing Angel" 119
11 Politics and World Affairs: "Citizens of All the World" 126
12 Becoming Independent: "Get Off My Back Please!" 142
13 Our Future Plans: "It's the End of a Story, but a New Chapter in Our Book" 162
Afterword 181
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