"Since Owen" is more than one family's story. It is both a comprehensive guidebook and an information-packed resource for parents of children with disabilities. With compassion, common sense, wisdom, and good humor, Charles Callanan shares what he and his family have learned in the nearly three decades "since Owen"-- from one parent to another.
"Since Owen" explores topics ranging from genetic counseling to placement in an institution, from the many causes of birth defects to planning for the child's future "after we're gone". It describes hospital personnel and procedures. The transition from hospital to home. The daily routine of raising a child with special needs. National organizations and support groups. The child's right to an education-- and how parents can fight to make sure that right is upheld. A concluding section looks at the disabled child as an adult and discusses such topics as living arrangements, sexuality, and religion. Most important of all, "Since Owen" gives families the reassuring message that they are not alone.
|Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.88(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
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Charles Callahan has written what every parent of a handicapped child needs and only such a parent could have written. Thanks to him there now is, at long last, a brisk, detailed, immensely practical guide to the world such parents inhabit.