Views from Our Shoes: Growing Up with a Brother Or Sister with Special Needs

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Donald Joseph Meyer
Woodbine House, Jan 1, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 113 pages
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"I can't imagine havimg a plain old sister, " writes ten--year--old Ryan Clearwater. He is one of 45 siblings in View From Our Shoes who share their experiences as the brother or sister of someone with a disability. The kids whose essays are featured here range in age from four to eighteen and are the siblings of youngsters with a variety of special needs, including autism, cerebral palsy, development delays, ADD, hydrocephalus, visual and hearing impairments, Down and Tourette syndromes. Their personal tales introduce young siblings to others like them, perhaps for the first time, and allow them to compare experiences. A glossary of disabilities provides easy--to--understand definitions of many of the conditions mentioned.

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I read this book to a 11 year old daughter and she asked if she could read some of "her favorite essays" to us - she is the older sibling of our 2 year old little girl who was born 17 weeks early and ... Read full review

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In a compilation of essays from children age four to 18 about living with a brother or sister with special needs, disabilities are touched on in both the essays and glossary include autism, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, ADD, hydrocephalus, visual and hearing impairments, Down and Tourette syndromes.  


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Meyer lives with his wife and 4 children, he is Director of the Sibling Support Project at Children's Hospital.

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