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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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.1 BEC

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 618.24 Beck

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

7 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "FAR FROM THE TREE follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. This life-affirming documentary encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been. Based on Andrew Solomon's award-winning, critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling non-fiction book "Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sundance Selects 2019

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Hoge, Robert

Summary: Born with a large facial tumor and stunted legs, Robert Hoge shares how he refused to let what made him different stand in the way of leading a happy, successful life.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 921 HOG

Solomon, Andrew

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Explores the consequences of extreme personal differences between parents and children, describing his own experiences as a gay child of straight parents while evaluating the circumstances of people affected by physical, developmental, or cultural factors that divide families.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2012

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.40 SOL

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.4083 SOL

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Trumpeter 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.874 DIF

Estreich, George.

Summary: The author discusses the raising of his daughter, Laura Estreich, with Down syndrome.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin 2013

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Black, Chuck.

Summary: Validus, the only angel standing in the way of the demonic Fallen, has risen to a position of power and respect but is pushed beyond his abilities when he is assigned to protect one unbelieving man, Drew Carter, racing against time to discover why Drew is so important to humanity's survival.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Multnomah Books 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION BLA

Kincaid, Gregory D.

Summary: Watching their children move out and live independently is a difficult task for many parents -- but for George and Mary Ann McCray, it's nearly impossible. Even though Todd, their disabled son, is in his twenties, George and Mary Ann fear that he cannot thrive without their support and supervision. But Todd is determined to be his own person -- and he has a dog named Christmas and an entire...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Pub. 0000

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KIN

Eichenstein, Rita.

Summary: A developmental psychologist presents strategies to help parents of special-needs children navigate the emotional challenges they face.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649 EIC

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 649 EIC

Blum, Linda M.

Summary: Recent years have seen an explosion in the number of children diagnosed with “invisible disabilities” such as ADHD, mood and conduct disorders, and high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. Whether they are viewed as biological problems in brain wiring or as results of the increasing medicalization of childhood, the burden of dealing with the day-to-day trials and complex medical and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649 BLU

Brennan-Jobs, Lisa

Summary: A frank, smart, and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents, artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs, Lisa Brennan-Jobs' childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa's father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio 2018

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2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 BRENNAN-JOBS BRE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD B BRE

Hampton, Kelle.

Summary: "The author of the popular blog Enjoying the Small Things interweaves lyrical prose and stunning four-color photography as she recounts the story of the first year of her daughter Nella--who has Down syndrome--and celebrates the beauty found in the unexpected, the strength of a mother's love, and, ultimately, the amazing power of perspective"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HAMPTON, KELLE HAM

Long, Liza.

Summary: "Liza Long is the single mother of a child with an undiagnosed mental disorder. When she heard about the Newtown shooting her first thought was, "What if my son does that someday?" She wrote an emotional response to the tragedy, which the Boise State University online journal posted as "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother." The post went viral, receiving 1.2 million Facebook likes, nearly 17,000 tweets,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.2 LON

Picoult, Jodi

Summary: After her daughter contracts a fatal disease, Charlotte O'Keefe must confront some serious questions that ultimately lead to one final epiphany: what constitutes a valuable life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Pub. 2009

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Picoult, Jodi

Summary: After her daughter contracts a fatal disease, Charlotte O'Keefe must confront some serious questions that ultimately lead to one final epiphany: what constitutes a valuable life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Washington Square Press 2009

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC PIC

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PIC

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: FIC Pic

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Picoult 2009

Klein, Stanley D. (Edt)/ Kemp, John D. (Edt)/ Matlin, Marlee (Frw)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: McGraw-Hill 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 649.151 REF

Shaw, Robert

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Regan Books 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 618.9289 SHA

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Sonnenblick, Jordan

Summary: Harassed at her middle school, not taken seriously at home, and with a "perfect" older brother, Matthew, to live up to, thirteen-year-old Claire has always felt like her life was cursed--then one morning, when she are her beloved father are talking at breakfast, her father suddenly falls over with a stroke, and suddenly everything changes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2016

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Woodcock, Linda.

Contents: Understanding autism -- Understanding challenging or distressed behaviour -- The low arousal approach -- Using video -- Relationships : keeping it together! -- Medical issues -- Other common problems -- Looking after your health.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 649.154 WOO

Hage, Deborah.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Parenting with Pizazz Pub. 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 649.1 HAG

Brodey, Denise.

Contents: What's not for lunch / Nadine -- You can't rush a good thing / Lorie Bricker -- Musical beds / Nicole Lynch -- Impacting the bottom line / Rose Walker -- My other half / Lisa Carver -- Hysterical blindness / Ellen Glaser -- Private session in progress / Richard Ellenson -- Mother's helpers / Dawn Mitten -- Only human / Marla Davishoff -- Crash landings / Laura Cichoracki -- Danger : do not...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hudson Street Press 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.8740 BRO

Buck, Pearl S

Summary: The author's account of her struggle to help and understand her mentally retarded daughter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Woodbine House 1992

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.3 BUC

Hampton, Kelle.

Summary: "The author of the popular blog Enjoying the Small Things interweaves lyrical prose and stunning four-color photography as she recounts the story of the first year of her daughter Nella--who has Down syndrome--and celebrates the beauty found in the unexpected, the strength of a mother's love, and, ultimately, the amazing power of perspective"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.9084 HAM