Offers parents of children with disabilities inspiration and advice from those who’ve been there. Reflections from a Different Journey, with a foreword by Marlee Matlin, 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. This book will also encourage and inspire older children and adults with disabilities, other family members, and education and health care professionals who serve these families.
224 pages. Hardcover. 2004.