The Special Needs Parent Handbook

The Special Needs Parent Handbook

by Jonathan Singer
     
 

Do you have a child with special needs? We do too, and it's exhausting, overwhelming, and impossible at times. Over the years, with lots of trial and error, we have learned a great deal about what works and what doesn't work so well in caring for our daughter Rebecca who has a very rare genetic disorder called Phelan-McDermid Syndrome. We have written this book to

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Overview

Do you have a child with special needs? We do too, and it's exhausting, overwhelming, and impossible at times. Over the years, with lots of trial and error, we have learned a great deal about what works and what doesn't work so well in caring for our daughter Rebecca who has a very rare genetic disorder called Phelan-McDermid Syndrome. We have written this book to share our life lessons on how to make the most of a very challenging situation, how to avoid some of the pitfalls, and to help you enjoy your life to the fullest with your family. The Special Needs Parent Handbook provides practical advice for any parent of a child with special needs, from those with mild learning disorders to severe cases of autism, cerebral palsy, or other disabilities.  

 

Learn more about:

1) Hiring babysitters and getting free respite help
2) Finding the best doctors
3) Keeping the family together
4) Taking care of your health
5) Being a strong advocate for your child
6) Inclusion and recreational opportunities
7) Planning for the future

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Editorial Reviews

Julianne J. Smith
The author, father of a 14-year-old with a rare genetic disorder causing autistic tendencies, clearly comes to his topic with firsthand experience and perspective to see the impact of his advice...

Singer does an excellent job of being realistic about obstacles while providing hope for families faced with the complexities of raising special-needs children...

..it is timely, well written, practical, and focused.

This slim gem should be on the shelf of every library.
Laura Tillotson
Of the multitude of special-needs parenting books available, most cover a specific area in depth....

Singer, whose daughter has a genetic disorder that “causes autistic tendencies,” touches on all of these areas in this short, personal volume...

the short chapters on practical subjects .. could serve as a useful introduction for a parent just starting down the path of raising a special-needs child. The proceeds of this book benefit Advocacy for All.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452074467
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
10/27/2010
Pages:
82
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.23(d)

Meet the Author

Jon Singer would do just about anything for his kids. In the summer of 2002, Jon and his wife Michey formed an organization called The Drive for Rebecca (DriveForRebecca.org) to increase awareness of autism. To raise money for the new organization, they set out on a cross-country journey that changed their lives. They drove from New Jersey to Los Angeles and raised nearly $100,000, which they donated to autism research projects and to leading educational programs for kids with autism. They joined forces with other New Jersey families to start a new school called REED Academy (REEDAcademy.org), and donated funds to support the opening of another school. Rebecca and twenty other students have made amazing progress since REED Academy opened in 2003. Because of the miracles that happen every day at REED, several students have graduated and are attending their local elementary schools together with typically developing peers.

 

 

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