Guidebooks

More than a Mom

June 25, 2011

Last week I blogged about the need to take a break once in a while, and the authors of More than a Mom understand this need as well as the many others that accompany raising a child with a disability.  Amy Baskin and Heather Fawcett have children with autism and Asperger syndrome respectively, and they wrote this book after noting that [...]

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The Baby Signing Book: includes 350 ASL signs for babies & toddlers

May 7, 2011

  When I mention that we use sign language with our daughter, people often ask me how we learned it.  I’ll just clarify that we  know quite a few everyday words, but we are by no means able to sign fluently.  The most we string together is about 2-3 signs.  Therefore, it has been easy [...]

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Raising a Kid with Special Needs: the complete Canadian guide

April 28, 2011

Last week I reviewed Babies with Down Syndrome: a new parent’s guide and mentioned that the one element that Canadian parents might miss was reference to Canadian laws and services.  Well, I have found the perfect companion guide that will help answer all those Canadian questions and more! Raising a Kid with Special Needs is an excellent [...]

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Babies with Down Syndrome: a new parents’ guide

April 22, 2011

  First published in the 1980s, Babies with Down Syndrome appeared in its third edition in 2008.  The cover calls it: “The complete, compassionate guide to your child’s first five years”, and the book does not disappoint.  It is an excellent reference guide for parents who are raising a child with Down syndrome, and the new edition offers [...]

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