Resources

Support/Inspiration Bibliographies

Books

  • Becky the Brave

    Learning more about epilepsy is the key to living life to the fullest. This easy-to-read guide will teach children about the nature and diversity of seizures; the factors that can cause seizures or help prevent them; the risks and the benefits of the various antiepileptic drugs; medical and surgical therapies for seizures; and various ways your diet affects seizures.

  • Common Threads Celebrating Life with Down Syndrome

    This beautiful book is an essay and photographic celebration of inspirational accomplishments of people of all ages with Down Syndrome. Throughout the book there is a common thread; the thread of belief. For anyone who has wondered if he or she has been unrealistic or set goals too high, this is a must-read.

  • Eating an Artichoke

    An inside perspective into raising children with Asperger Syndrome. A mother describes her journey from learning something that was “different with her son Jimmy,” to finally five years later getting a diagnosis. One of the most poignant moments in this truly wonderful book occurs when Jimmy says to his mother, “You promised to help me learn what things mean in life, and I promised to help you learn what life means.

  • From the Heart

    Through touching stories and narratives, nine mothers explore the intense, sometimes painful, emotional terrain of raising a child with special needs, ranging from Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, ADD, and multiple disabilities.

  • I Wish…Dreams and Realities of Parenting a Special Needs

    This book is about conflict, courage, and creative solutions. It compassionately speaks to the heart about what it is like to be the parent of a disabled child. It also relates the experience of disabled adults and provides a new perspective to professionals who work with exceptional families.