Differences in Common: Straight Talk on Mental Retardation, Down Syndrome, and Life

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A collection of almost fifty essays, Differences in Common speaks not only to every parent of a child who is "different," but also to those who know little about people with mental retardation. Trainer brings a fresh, candid outlook to the challenges, hopes, and fears of family life - a life shaped by a child with Down syndrome, but one which strikes a common chord in all of us.
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A collection of almost fifty essays, Differences in Common speaks not only to every parent of a child who is "different," but also to those who know little about people with mental retardation. Trainer brings a fresh, candid outlook to the challenges, hopes, and fears of family life - a life shaped by a child with Down syndrome, but one which strikes a common chord in all of us.
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This collection of engaging essays goes a long way toward improving understanding of the effects and potential of Down Syndrome. Trainer, mother of a young adult with Down Syndrome and activist for the rights of the disabled, writes with perception and eloquence on the many issues which families of children with Down Syndrome must face: public attitudes, family adjustment, education, mainstreaming, adolescence, and independence. Particularly compelling is her report of the employment situation facing mentally retarded adults. Trainer makes a strong case for the worthwhile accomplishments which can be realized through the combination of a supportive family, funds for training, and a willing community. This is a recommended purchase.-- Hilma F. Cooper, Cheltenham Twp . Libs., Pa.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780933149403
  • Publisher: Woodbine House
  • Publication date: 9/28/1991
  • Pages: 231
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.94 (d)

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