Reflections From A Different Journey

Reflections From A Different Journey

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by Stanley D. Klein, John Kemp
     
 

Offers parents of children with disabilities inspiration and advice from those who've been there

Reflections from a Different Journey presents 40 stories by successful adults who grew up with disabilities. They provide insights into what it is like to persevere in the face of community prejudices, and what it takes for families and children with

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Offers parents of children with disabilities inspiration and advice from those who've been there

Reflections from a Different Journey presents 40 stories by successful adults who grew up with disabilities. They provide insights into what it is like to persevere in the face of community prejudices, and what it takes for families and children with disabilities to work together toward fulfillment.

While there are many books for parents on raising a child with a disability, this is the first to help them learn from people with disabilities, and to help children face the unique challenges and rewards of growing up with a disability. Reflections from a Different Journey will also encourage and inspire older children and adults with disabilities, other family members, and education and health care professionals who serve these families.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Klein, a noted attorney and advocate for people with disabilities, and Kemp, a clinical psychologist and former editor of Exceptional Parent magazine, have gathered 40 essays from a large sample of disabled adults to answer the question, "What do you wish your parents had known?" Organized by common themes (e.g., "Sexuality" and "Education and Disability"), the essays do not tend to the extreme sentiments of "my parents screwed up" or "my parents were perfect" that one might expect. Instead, most of the contributors offer a nice mix of both positive and negative comments. Parent readers will ask themselves, "Am I doing that?" or "I'm not doing that, am I?" The resource section includes a few listings that are often missing from such lists, nicely rounding out the text. Both Klein and Kemp are highly visible in the disabled community, and actress Marlee Maltin has written a foreword, which could create sizable demand. For most collections.-KellyJo Houtz Griffin, Eatonville, WA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071422697
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
930,020
Product dimensions:
0.51(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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