Written for girls and young women who have difficulty understanding people around them, The People in a Girl's Life will help them to better comprehend family, friends, employers and many others they face every day. Presented as a series of letters between daughter, Kate Downey, and mother, Martha Kate Downey, the authors openly discuss the particular problems that occur when young women struggle to gain the skills and understanding necessary to live happily with the people in their lives. This book provides an insight into problems that many adolescent girls with intellectual disabilities face today and can serve as a starting point for discussion between parents and daughters about the sensitive issues of growing up.
They both invite you sit down with them for a chat as you read The People in a Girl's Life.
About the Author
Martha Kate Downey has taught children with special needs for thirty years and has written several books in this field. She home schooled her daughter, Kate, for nineteen years and has also taught classes in social skills, special education, reading, decision-making skills and parenting. She is currently educating others about the struggles of those with disabilities as a public speaker and writer. Kate Noelle Downey is now a student in the Transitional Skills Program at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas. She has been a Special Olympics athlete for a number of years and is the founder and editor of The Torch, a newsletter written and produced by Special Olympic athletes.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgement. Introduction. Chapter 1. Moms and dads, brothers and sisters. Chapter 2. Other relatives. Chapter 3. Family and beyond. Chapter 4. Friends, boyfriends, life-long friends, husbands. Chapter 5. People in public places. Chapter 6. You! Being your best self. Index.