Reviewer: Allison Martin
The breadth and intensity of this collection will take your breath away while captivating your interest. Stories range from heartwarming to poignantly sad, and from raw and complex to concise and polished. Many of the children are middle school and older, presenting the complexity of life long disabilities beyond the cute baby stage. A wide range of disabilities are encompassed as well: autism, hydrocephalus, mental retardation, continual seizures, spinal bifida, muscular dystrophy, and more. Unusual in this literature, the parents themselves represent a range of economic and racial backgrounds.
Suzanne Kamata, who has a son with special needs and who lives in Japan,
is well aware of the isolation of families with special needs children.
She compiled this anthology after realizing how seldom special needs families
were represented in literature. I recommend it to anyone who has a child
with special needs, as well as to professionals working with these families.
ADHD | Adoption | Allergies and Asthma | Autism |Behavior | Cerebral Palsy
Learning Disabilities | Parenting (Special Needs) | Parenting (General)
Prematurity | Seizures | Sensory Integration | Speech | Vision
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