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Stanley D. Klein, Ph.D. (Gloucester, MA) is a clinical psychologist with 50 years of experience working with children with disabilities. He is education director for Abilities Expo and a cofounder and former Editor in Chief of Exceptional Parent magazine.
John Kemp (Washington, DC) is an attorney who was born without arms and legs, and is a leading advocate for people with disabilities. He is also a former national executive director of the United Cerebral Palsy Association.
Table of Contents
|Love Me and Accept Me as I Am|
|Ain't Done Too Bad for a Cauliflower||p. 3|
|Disability Does Not Equal Liability||p. 8|
|What I'd Tell That Doctor||p. 13|
|Please Believe Me||p. 16|
|Parents Without Prejudice||p. 18|
|The Virtues of "Ballpark Normalcy"||p. 23|
|Take Me as I Am!||p. 27|
|Please Accept Me--All of Me||p. 32|
|Parents Are the Most Important Experts|
|What's a Mother to Do?||p. 39|
|The Rules of the "Game"||p. 44|
|"Deaf People Can Do Anything but Hear"||p. 49|
|The Autism Bomb||p. 54|
|Solutions from the Heart||p. 60|
|Creative Pathways||p. 65|
|My Secret Childhood Existence||p. 70|
|Another Way of Seeing||p. 75|
|As Normal as Can Be||p. 79|
|If Mom Only Knew||p. 84|
|Affirmation and Challenge||p. 91|
|A Stubborn Sense of Entitlement||p. 96|
|Independence: Lessons from My Mom||p. 101|
|Go for It!||p. 105|
|Tapping My Potential||p. 109|
|The Hand That You're Dealt||p. 113|
|Alien or Activist? A Woman in Search of a Big Life||p. 117|
|Giving Our Children Roots and Wings||p. 122|
|Relationship Realism||p. 131|
|Code of Silence||p. 136|
|My Mother's Warnings||p. 140|
|Education About Disability|
|Honesty, the Best Policy||p. 147|
|No Secrets: A Kid Is a Kid||p. 152|
|Twice Exceptional||p. 156|
|Does Your Child Have Epilepsy? So Do I!||p. 161|
|Learning Was Always Hard for Me||p. 165|
|Please Don't Be Put Off by Your Doctor||p. 170|
|Listening Is the Key||p. 175|
|As Much Love as You Can Muster||p. 179|
|Groups Offer Valuable Life Lessons||p. 184|
|Creating an Individual||p. 189|
|Afterword: Disability Culture||p. 195|
|Resources for Parents and Family Members||p. 201|
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