Count Us in: Growing Up with Down Syndrome
At ages nineteen and twenty-two, respectively, Jason Kingsley and Mitchell Levitz shared their innermost thoughts, feelings, hopes, and dreams, their lifelong friendship—and their experiences growing up with Down syndrome. Their frank discussion of what mattered most in their lives—careers, friendships, school, sex, marriage, finances, politics, and independence—earned Count Us In numerous national awards, including the EDI Award from the National Easter Seal Society. More important, their wit, intelligence, candor, and charm made a powerful and inspirational statement about the full potential of people with developmental disabilities, challenging prevailing stereotypes.
Now, thirteen years later, the authors discuss their lives since then—milestones and challenges, developments expected and unexpected—in a new afterword.
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COUNT US IN: Growing Up with Down SyndromeUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Two young men with Down syndrome celebrate—with the support and word-processing assistance of their mothers—their successful coming of age and hard-won independence. When, three years apart in the ... Read full review
Count us in: growing up with down syndromeUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Kingsley and Levitz, lifelong friends who suffer from Down syndrome, collected their thoughts on just about everything from working and politics to sex for this 1994 volume. This update sports a new afterword by the duo. Read full review