Changed by a Child: Companion Notes for Parents of a Child with a Disability Paperback – 1 September 1998
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"I wish my mother had this book when I was a child. If she had read this book she would have realized that she was not alone." --Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures "Changed by a Child is a book for all parents, not just parents of children with disabilities. It is comprehensive, literate, inspiring, and deeply healing." --Annabel Stehli, author of The Sound of a Miracle "An outstanding achievement. Profound, absorbing, and a great joy to read. I recommend it enthusiastically." --Dr. Bernard Rimland, founder of the Autism Society of America
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ild with a disability can often be more isolating and frustrating than any parent ever imagines. Finally, here is a book that honestly describes the inner needs and range of issues parents with disabled children face. Changed by a Child invites parents to take a moment for themselves. Each of the brief readings offers comfort and hope as they capture the unique challenges and joys of raising a disabled child.
- Language : English
- Paperback : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0385482434
- ISBN-13 : 978-0385482431
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Mary Lee M.
A jewel of a book, muti-faceted30 July 2009 - Published on Amazon.com
As the mother of a special needs son, this jewel of a book has been a favorite of mine for years, for its honesty and its complexity. I recently reread it before sending it as a gift to the mother of a child with cerebral palsy (who very much appreciated it) and I was again struck by its depth. On first glance, "Changed by a Child" may appear to be just another breezy, lightweight "feel-good" book, but each short chapter illuminates another facet of the special needs parent's unique and often difficult experience. With empathy and respect, the author acknowledges the intelligence and courage of the reader, and shines the light on topics I've never seen addressed before in similar books--for example, childhood teasing from the point of view of one who regretted doing this as a child and grew up to be a parent of one who is teased. There is much pain it this book, but by normalizing some usually hidden thoughts and emotions, the author offers relief, release, and insight. This would be a great book to give to special education teachers as a part of their training. Highly recommemnded. Mary Lee Moser, author, There and Back: A Journal Companion for Special Needs Parents
Beverly A. Fontaine
A Great Inspiration for parents of disabled children10 March 2007 - Published on Amazon.com
This little book has been my constant companion for many years, since my own daughter was diagnosed with autism. There is an inspirational quotation on every page, coupled with a very brief story from a parent of a child with a disability. The little stories range from comical to heart-breaking - but never sentimental or sappy. All the entries resonate with honest words from other parents who have "been there" through it all. I return to this little book in every possible mood, and it has never failed to help me find comfort and inspiration. I have given away many, many copies over the years. Highly recommended.
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Amazing read. A must for parents3 September 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Amazing read. A must for parents, grandparents, teachers, and caregivers of children with special needs or chronic health concerns. I had the opportunity to meet the author and she is inspiring. She writes from the heart, raw and real.
Must have for parents11 January 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
I have given this book to many new moms who have a child with a disability. My son is 4 and has Down syndrome and our Nicu nurse gave us this book. It is one for all stages of the journey with special needs children.