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Beck, Martha Nibley

Summary: Describes how a mother struggled to cope when her unborn second child, Adam, was diagnosed with Down syndrome, her decision to keep her son, and his magical influence on her life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Books 2000

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.1 BEC

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 618.24 Beck

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BECK, MARTHA BEC

Brown, Ian

Summary: Ian Brown's son, Walker, was born with a genetic mutation so rare that doctors call it an orphan syndrome: at most, three hundred people around the world live with it. At thirteen, Walker is still in diapers: he is globally delayed, he can't speak, and he has to wear cuffs on both arms so he won't constantly hit himself. He will require constant care for the rest of his life. The boy in the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 BROWN, WALKER BRO

King, Brooke

Summary: "A no-holds-barred account of the reality women face in the war, War Flower pushes back against the stereotypes about women in combat."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press 2019

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Holden, Wendy

Summary: "#1 International Bestseller When Owen met Haatchi, the lives of one adorable little boy and one great, big dog were destined to change forever. Owen--known to his family as "little buddy" or "Little B"--has a rare genetic disorder that leaves him largely confined to a wheelchair. Before being united with Haatchi, Little B was anxious and found it difficult to make friends. Haatchi--an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 636 HOL

Power, Thomas J.

Summary: Adolescents (ages 12-20) with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at risk for academic problems, strained relationships, peer rejection and unsafe behavior -- and parents are often at a loss for how to handle these challenges. If Your Adolescent Has ADHD: An Essential Resource for Parents provides the up-to-date information and down-to-earth support that parents need. It offers...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Parent-Teacher Collection, Call number: JPT 616.8589 POW

Zuckoff, Mitchell.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2002

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.3 ZUC

Guglielmo, Amy

Summary: Presents the story of Grandins "squeeze machine," describing her childhood love of building and design, as well as her sensitivities.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 GRA

Pistorius, Martin.

Summary: January 1988. Martin Pistorius, aged twelve, fell inexplicably sick. First he lost his voice and stopped eating. Then he slept constantly and shunned human contact. Doctors were mystified. Within eighteen months he was mute and wheelchair-bound. Martin's parents were told an unknown degenerative disease left him with the mind of a baby and less than two years to live. Martin was moved to care...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.19 Pis

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 PISTORIUS, MARTIN PIS

Pistorius, Martin

Summary: "With unflinching candor, Martin describes the chilling details of life as a secretly lucid vegetable--from the perversion of some who believed him to be brain dead, to the grace of those who sought recognition in his eyes"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2015

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 PISTORIUS, MARTIN PIS

Coucouvanis, Judith

Summary: This book gives parents the tools they need to develop their child's behavior intervention and skill development plans. A major focus is on helping parents answer the question: What can I do that will help my child be successful? Topics include behavior, communication, reward systems, social skills, and medication support.--Publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: AAPC Publishing 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.85882 COU

Summary: Dina's getting married in a few weeks and there's still so much to do. She has to move her boyfriend, Scott, from his parents' house to her apartment, and settle him in to only the second home he's ever had, all while juggling his schedule as an early morning Walmart door greeter. She has to get her dress, confirm arrangements with the venue, and make peace with her family, who remain nervous...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Orchard 2018

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC DIN

Traig, Jennifer.

Summary: A woman who suffered from an undiagnosed obsessive-compulsive disorder in her childhood recounts how her drive for perfection and incessant hand-washing rituals compromised her daily life and strained her relationship with her parents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TRAIG, JENNIFER TRA

Delaney, Tara

Summary: This book includes dozens of therapeutic games for kids with autism and sensory spectrum disorders.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: McGraw-Hill 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 618.92 DEL

Collins, Judy

Summary: "A no-holds-barred account of music legend Judy Collin's harrowing struggle with compulsive overeating and of the journey that led her to a solution"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese, Double Day 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.85 Collins 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 COLLINS, JUDY COL

Britz, Allison

Summary: "A brave teen recounts her debilitating struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder--and brings readers through every painful step as she finds her way to the other side--in this powerful and inspiring memoir. Until sophomore year of high school, fifteen-year-old Allison Britz lived a comfortable life in an idyllic town. She was a dedicated student with tons of extracurricular activities,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 BRI

Willey, Liane Holliday.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jessica Kingsley 1999

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.898 Willey

Maloney, Beth Alison.

Summary: The summer before entering sixth grade, Sammy, a bright and charming boy, suddenly began to exhibit disturbing behaviors. His mother, Beth, already overwhelmed by the responsibility of raising three sons alone, watched helplessly as her middle child descended into madness. Sammy was soon diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and later with Tourette syndrome. Unwilling to accept the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Pub. 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 MALONEY, BETH ALISON MAL

Montalván, Luis Carlos

Summary: "Following the success of his New York Times bestseller, Until Tuesday, Iraq War veteran Luis Carlos Montalván takes to the road with his beloved Golden Retriever service dog, Tuesday, advocating for America's wounded warriors and for each other. Luis's first book sparked a national conversation about service dogs and PTSD. In this spectacular new memoir, he and Tuesday bring their healing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MONTALVAN, LUIS CARLOS MON

Green, Katie

Summary: A graphic memoir of eating disorders, abuse and recovery. Lighter Than My Shadow is a hand-drawn story of struggle and recovery, a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness; an exposure of those who are so weak as to prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure towards happiness.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ROAR 2017

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 GRE

Foust, Traci.

Summary: Memoir of a woman's struggles growing up with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FOUST, TRACI FOU

Traster, Tina.

Summary: When the New York Post published Tina Traster's essay about her difficulty bonding with her daughter, Julia, whom she and her husband had adopted from a Siberian orphanage, the seasoned journalist was shocked and overwhelmed by the response, both empathetic and angry. In this frank and honest memoir, Traster tells her full foreign-adoption story, from dealing with the bleak landscape and the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Independent Pub Group 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 TRASTER, TINA TRA

Williams, Kayla

Summary: Documents the author's marriage to a fellow Iraq War veteran, describing the impact of his brain injury on their relationship, their shared efforts to overcome post-traumatic stress, and the lack of support for veterans.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W W Norton & Co Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 956.7044 WILLIAMS, KAYLA WIL

Reiland, Rachel.

Summary: Reiland's memoir reveals what mental illness feels like and looks like from the inside, and how healing from such a devastating disease is possible through intensive therapy and the support of loved ones. --publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hazelden 2004

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Fischer, Paul

Summary: "A nonfiction thriller packed with tension, passion, and politics, [this book] offers a rare glimpse into a secretive world, illuminating a fascinating chapter of North Korea's history that helps explain how it became the hermetically sealed, intensely stage-managed country it remains today"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.4 FIS