Thursday, 2 April 2015

Books and other resources

An Uncomplicated Life: A Father's Memoir of His Exceptional Daughter
by Paul Daugherty, Harper Collins, 2015
... Paul tells stories from Jillian’s mischievous childhood and moves to her early adulthood, tracing her journey to find happiness and purpose in her adult life, sharing endearing anecdotes as well as stories about her inspiring triumphs. Having graduated from high school and college, Jillian now works to support herself, and has met the love of her life and her husband-to-be, Ryan.

.... the parent learns as much about life from the child as the child does from the parent. Through her unmitigated love for others, her sparkling charisma, and her boundless capacity for joy, Jillian has inspired those around her to live better and more fully. The day Jillian was born, Paul says, was the last bad day. As he lovingly writes, “Jillian is a soul map of our best intentions”—a model of grace, boundless joy, and love for all of us
... book jacket notes
Small Talk Speech Therapy Newsletter
Good tips from a Newcastle speech therapy service

The two latest issues of the Canadian newsletter for direct support workers, Service, Support and Success, are now available online:

Like Ability: 10 Basic Skills That Promote RelationshipsService, Support and Success Vol 4, Issue 3, March 2015 
Conversation Pieces: Using Artwork and Art-Making to Enhance Communication for People with Intellectual DisabilitiesService, Support and Success Vol 4, Issue 4, April 2015
Link to back issues of Service, Support and Success on the Vita Living Services website, here.

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