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Living with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs


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Foreword by Thomas H. PowellA Note to Brothers and SistersA Note to Parents and Other Grown-upsAcknowledgments1. What It's Like to Have a Brother or Sister with Special Needs2. Mental Retardation3. Disabilities That Affect How People See, Hear, Speak, Learn, and Behave4. Disabilities That Children Are Born With5. Other Causes of Disabilities6. Neurological Problems: Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy7. Laws, Programs, and Services for Persons with Disabilities and Their Families8. The FutureConclusionAppendix 1: Books for Young Readers about Disabilities and IllnessesAppendix 2: Organizations and Other Resources on Specific Disabilities and IllnessesIndexFeedback Form

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Focuses on the intensity of emotions that brothers and sisters experience when they have a sibling with special needs, and the hard questions they ask


"This is a book that has long been awaited! [It] can be highly recommended to families, support groups, professionals and libraries." - School Social Work Journal "Good writing for children is relatively ageless and it is a tribute to the authors that most grown-ups would find it tolerable, even pleasurable, to read. The tone is marvelous; there is nothing patronizing about the style. This is a gem of a book." - JASH

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