My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities [NOOK Book]

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The stories in this collection provide parents of special needs kids with a dose of both laughter and reality. Featuring works by so-called alternative parents who have attempted to move away from mainstream thought, this anthology carefully considers the implications of raising children with disabilities. From professional writers to novice storytellers, including original essays by Robert Rummel-Hudson, Ayun Halliday, and Kerry Cohen, this assortment of authentic, shared experiences from parents in the know is ...

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My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities

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Overview

The stories in this collection provide parents of special needs kids with a dose of both laughter and reality. Featuring works by so-called alternative parents who have attempted to move away from mainstream thought, this anthology carefully considers the implications of raising children with disabilities. From professional writers to novice storytellers, including original essays by Robert Rummel-Hudson, Ayun Halliday, and Kerry Cohen, this assortment of authentic, shared experiences from parents in the know is a partial antidote to the stories that misrepresent, ridicule, and objectify disabled children and their parents.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604862553
  • Publisher: PM Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 462,599
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Yantra Bertelli was one of the founding publishers of RAG Magazine, a moderator for Hipmama.com, and has essays published in Breeder and Essential Hipmama. She lives in Seattle. Jennifer Silverman was an activist with m*a*m*a, a collective of radical mothers, has been published in Hip Mama and Off Our Backs, and has written for a variety of parenting publications. She lives in New York City. Sarah Talbot is an assistant principal at a comprehensive high school in Washington. Her writing has appeared in Best Books for High School Students and Breeder: Stories for the New Generation of Mothers. She lives in Seattle.

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  • Posted December 27, 2010

    Highly Recommend

    This is the best book I have read for parents of special needs kids. It is raw, emotive, loving, hard. It doesn't give you any of that airy-fairy "rah rah" inspirational stuff but gives the readers a real window into the emotional lives of these parents, their ordeals and triumphs. I have read a lot of books and found this one the most honest and comforting. We are not alone and all that we are feeling that makes us feel isolated or like "freaks" envious of all those "typical" parents and their children is revealed here. I am going to give a copy to my family to help them understand what my partner and I are going through as we navigate life with our beautiful little boy with cerebral palsy.

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