Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Book reviews

Book review - 'The Shouted Goodbye' by Jeremy Ward
Jim Simpon, NSW CID,
Jeremy Ward's personal memoir of raising a child with a disability, The Shouted Goodbye is the story of his daughter, Mena, who grabbed all of life’s opportunities, and his and his wife's determination that she have a full and inclusive life.

This is a must-read book for anyone who believes in a fully inclusive world for people with disabilities. It should also be compulsory reading for the many teachers, disability workers, bureaucrats and politicians who need to better understand and embrace this vision ...
Amy Silverman, Woodbine House, 2016
Review by Dotty Robison, Federation for Children with Special Needs, Summer 2016
This book is heartfelt and almost gritty in its honesty. Amy Silverman, journalist and parent of a daughter with Down syndrome, bares her soul in her personal reflections on topics from the moments after her daughter Sophie was born, to thinking back to the weeks before her birth when she knew Sophie might have Down syndrome ...

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