Dana's Legacy: From Heartbreak to Healing: Strengthening Families of Children with Disabilities

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Morgan James Publishing, Feb 1, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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Dana's Legacy is a mother's inspirational story of her first child, born with cerebral palsy--a journey from tragedy to triumph. A book of hope, Dana's Legacy shows how disability brings both tragedy and opportunity. Readers will come to cherish the person of worth and beauty living within the disabled child's body and see the critical importance of the family's attitude. This tough-but-tender story illustrates how families can not only endure trauma but grow because of it. Dana's Legacy chronicles the challenges that parents still experience, illustrating the relevance for all families dealing with disability. Parents, other relatives, and professional caregivers will find Dana's Legacy both instructional and inspirational. Gayle has made a career out of helping children with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who serve them, and her insightful observations offer practical and meaningful counsel for anyone experiencing life challenges.

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As a parent and as a professional, Gayle Slate, M.F.T., has been involved for more than 30 years with families of children with disabilities. Having pioneered the specialty of working with families of the disabled, she's counseled hundreds of families, created support groups, and become an advocate for parental rights. She also spearheaded the formation of Kids Included Together (KIT), a national, non-profit organization. KIT, the first group of its kind in the United States, provides incentive funding, training, and technical support to youth organizations that would include children with disabilities.In private practice since 1979, Ms. Slate holds a Master of Arts both in Psychology and in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling and has written numerous articles. She lives in Del Mar, California.

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