A Special Education: One Family's Journey Through the Maze of Learning Disabilities

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Hachette Books, Apr 13, 2009 - Psychology - 208 pages
The celebrated designer Dana Buchman knew almost nothing about “learning differences” when her daughter, Charlotte, was diagnosed with disabilities as a toddler. She soon discovered that the hard work and determination that had taken her from the Ivy League to her own fashion label wouldn't be enough to deal with Charlotte's disabilities; she would have to acquire a new skill set-to be able to see Charlotte as a person with unique abilities. A moving mother-daughter story, A Special Education is an inspiring account of one mother's journey to acceptance and understanding, as well as a family's triumph over daunting circumstances.

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This book came to me right at the right time. Dana Buchman's honest narrative about denial and the pain that she had to overcome to really begin to help not only her daughter but herself and the rest ... Read full review

A special education: one family's journey through the maze of learning disabilities

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This intensely personal memoir tells the story of a daughter├ƒ┬»├‚┬┐├‚┬Żs and a mother├ƒ┬»├‚┬┐├‚┬Żs struggles with learning disabilities. When she was a 35-year-old newlywed and mother to be, Buchman ... Read full review


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Popular American fashion designer Dana Buchman lives in New York City with her husband and their youngest daughter, Annie. Charlotte Farber, co-author of A Special Education, now attends college in New England.

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