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Memoirs - Stories from parents of Adults who have Down syndrome

Links to books written by parents of adults who have Down syndrome

Grown Man Now

Grown Man Now grants a rare and welcome perspective from a respected writer who is a professional educator, an author of groundbreaking textbooks and a mother of four adults, one of whom has Down syndrome and is the book s Grown Man Now.

Loving Andrew: A Fifty-Two-Year Story of Down Syndrome: Romy Wyllie, James Alexander of Jade Design, Brian Chicoine M...

When the hospital staff delayed bringing Wyllie her firstborn child after his birth in 1959, she was. . uneasy, and rightfully so: Andrew was diagnosed as a mongoloid, or what is now known as. . Down syndrome. Troubled by the doctor's explanation that "sometimes the best policy is to inform the mother .

Caring for Kathleen: a sister's story about Down's syndrome and dementia

Margaret Fray This is Peggy Fray's moving account of the life of her sister Kathleen, who was born with Down's syndrome. Kathleen's life reflects the changing shape of services over the past 70 years and the huge gap in provision for people with a learning disability who develop dementia.

From Grief to Celebration, How One Family Learned to Embrace the Gift of Down Syndrome

The story of how one family learned to embrace the unexpected birth of a daughter with Down syndrome. From the grief associated with an unexpected event to the celebration of life their daughter has taught them and brings to them every day. This book describes the ten stages the family went through, including grief, research, incorporation, inclusion, and finally planning in their journey to celebrating the magic of Down syndrome.

Adventures In The Mainstream: Coming Of Age With Down Syndrome

Like many parents, Greg Palmer worries about his son's future. But his son Ned's last year of high school raises concerns and anxieties for him that most parents don't experience. Ned has Down syndrome; when high school ends for him, school is out forever. The questions loom: What's next? How will Ned negotiate the world without the structure of school? Will he find a rewarding job in something other than food service? To help him sort out these questions and document his son's transition from high school to work, Palmer, an award-winning writer and producer of PBS documentaries, keeps a journal that s the basis of this thoughtful and entertaining book.

Life With Charley

Life With Charley [Sherry Palmer] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Charley is funny, ridiculous, ornery, and charismatic. He also has Down Syndrome, and Sherry Palmer thanks her stars each and every night for the blessing that is Charley.