David is a young man who works in a mailroom and lives with his parents. When a young woman named Sarah moves to his neighborhood and begins to attend his church, David believes she's the girl of his dreams. First, however, he has to figure out how to meet her, in spite of the challenges his carefully structured world contains.
Reading specialists, special education teachers and librarians agree there are few other titles like this available. Inspired by, and written for, the author's 36 year old brother with Down Syndrome, How David Met Sarah is both content and reading level appropriate for adults with limited reading skills. This book has been endorsed by the National Down Syndrome Society, and 20% of the profits from each book will be donated to the NDSS.
"What a heartwarming glimpse inside David's mind and what it means to be family! Enlightening and informative for families and professionals who love and care for children and adults with developmental disabilities."
- Robert A. Naseef, Ph.D., psychologist, author of "Special Children, Challenged Parents," and father of an adult child with autism
"Anne Kelleher's outstanding work is to be applauded for reaching a heretofore ignored and forgotten audience. Ms. Kelleher gives a gift of entertaining with adult themes and plots while staying appropriate to the audience of intention and increasing the quality of life. There have been little or no works produced for adults with limited mental abilities. How joyful that this group of adults now has the luxury of reading books aimed to hold their interest with the support of appropriate vocabulary and structure levels. This bold,brave work is just the beginning...."
- Sandra Diamond, M.A., Ct. H., RMT, Experiential Healer
"I can't recommend this book strongly enough to the professionals. After you've read it, you'll then understand why I say it's required reading. Enjoy Annie's gift to the world."
- Lawrence Kotkin, Ph.D. Lecturer, St. Joseph's College, Long Island, NY
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A brilliant start to a new genre! Kelleher makes literature accessible for all people, as it should have always been! Well done :-)
I've been dying to review this one, but Anne and I kept missing each other. So when she posted it was free for the holiday I grabbed it up! I'm really glad I did. The synopsis says "heartwarming" and it really is. David works in the mailroom of a large company and he loves his job delivering the mail. Everyday before work he stops at a diner and gets an egg sandwich. He has tons of friends. Everything is going great until he meets Sarah. Not that this is a bad thing, on the contrary. David falls in love, and Sarah likes him too. The tricky part is that David is quite social and Sarah has autism and doesn't do well around lots of people. It's very simply written, and the flow of the story never slows down. Sometimes it came off as too simple, but the descriptions are vivid and the pace doesn't wait around for you to complain. David has a very full life and lots going on. This is a story that will leave you feeling good. Yes, there is conflict within the story but I don't want to give too much away. You'll just have to read it yourself.
For those who want to see the world through the eyes of another.... David is a young man who wants the same things we all do -- useful work, security, love. In this book, we follow David as he makes his way through life on his own terms. Highly recommended. A short, charming and easy read.