Book Review: Gifts

Book Review: Gifts

Gifts: Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives is a collection of stories edited by Kathryn Lynard Soper that portrays the lives of mothers caring for their children with Down syndrome. 

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Calm in Crisis

Calm in Crisis

I walked into a fifth-grade classroom and saw a student with autism sprawled out on the floor. The classroom paraprofessional was standing over the boy, warning him,”Get up now or you won’t get computer time.” The boy began crying and...

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Book Review: Next Stop

Book Review: Next Stop

“First, it’s important to know that a story about autism isn’t a story about a single child.  It is a story about an entire family,” writes Glen Finland in her memoir Next Stop.  It’s a love story, and not just about romantic love, but...

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Book Review: 22 Things

Book Review: 22 Things

22 Things a Woman with Asperger’s Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know Most adults would agree that dating and relationships are hard.  Communication, control issues, mood swings, and emotions all converge together in one pot, and sometimes it...

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