My Extra Special Brother: How to Love, Understand, and Celebrate Your Sibling with Special Needs

My Extra Special Brother: How to Love, Understand, and Celebrate Your Sibling with Special Needs

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by Carly Heyman, Stephanie Conley
     
 

Sixteen-year-old Carly Heyman writes an endearing story of growing up with her big brother Scott, a young man who has a sweet smile, a courageous heart, and fragile X syndrome¿the world¿s leading cause of inherited mental impairment. In her direct and honest voice, Carly reveals the ins and outs, ups and downs of daily life with Scott. She identifies…  See more details below

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Sixteen-year-old Carly Heyman writes an endearing story of growing up with her big brother Scott, a young man who has a sweet smile, a courageous heart, and fragile X syndrome¿the world¿s leading cause of inherited mental impairment. In her direct and honest voice, Carly reveals the ins and outs, ups and downs of daily life with Scott. She identifies challenges that siblings of a brother or sister with special needs may encounter. She shows how those challenges provide opportunities to love, laugh and learn. Through her words, Carly offers the reader a glance into how she and Scott make their relationship work. The strength of Carly and Scott as individuals, their courage, and their indomitable spirits, prevail in these pages touching hearts while teaching us how to live more fully.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780972786508
Publisher:
Fragile X Association of GA
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,211,675
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)

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My Extra Special Brother 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great. It is full of hope and good advice for all siblings! I loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved reading about Carly's powerfully positive relationship with her brother, Scott. What I enjoyed the most was the emotional ups and downs of this young author as she explores the good times and challenging times of living with a brother with fragile X sydrome