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You will dream new dreams : inspiring personal stories by parents of children with disabilities
Klein, Stanley D.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2001]

Physical Description:
xix, 278 pages ; 23 cm
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HQ759.913 .Y68 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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A compassionate, deeply-felt collection of writing sharing the common ground of emotions felt by parents whose children have disabilities. Fathers and motehr sof children with cerebral palsy; juvenile diabetes; autism; mental retardation; and other life-changing illnesses or injuries speak from the heart on all the issues surrounding parenting in these extenuated curcumstances. The importance of friends; ways of dealing with changing expectations; and the excitement of discovering new dreams are dealt with in honest and compelling ways.

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Library Journal Review

Knowing that "parents' strongest allies will always be other parents," Klein and Schive have collected from all over the country stories by parents of children with special needs. You Will Dream New Dreams is a remarkable parent's support group in print. The shared narratives come from those with newly diagnosed children, adult disabled children, and everything in between; their stories are short and unfold in plain language just what the parent suffering from informational and emotional overload needs. These experiences offer hope and encouragement and serve as a reminder that there are others out there who can help. The appendix includes resources to help parents track down local information and support. Klein is a cofounder of Exceptional Parent magazine and Schive is an associate editor there, so one can assume that this book will get ample publicity from that publication, the one most read by the target audience. This one will be requested. Essential for all consumer health collections. KellyJo Houtz Griffin, Eatonville, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.