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My Friend Has Down Syndrome

My Friend Has Down Syndrome

Amanda Doering Tourville

Celebrating tolerance and acceptance, each title in this constructive and accessible series focuses on the rewards and challenges of having a friend with a disability. Everyday situations are accompanied by informative sidebars that...

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My Friend Isabelle

My Friend Isabelle

Eliza Woloson

Isabelle and Charlie are friends. They both like to draw, dance, read, and play at the park. They both like to eat Cheerios. They both cry if their feelings are hurt. And like most friends, they are also different from each other. Isabelle has...

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For Pete's Sake

For Pete's Sake

Ellen Stoll Walsh

Pete's a flamingo, he's sure of that. But why is he green? Why does he have four feet instead of two? And why doesn't he have feathers? Pete soon discovers he's not just another flamingo--and he learns what it means to fit in with friends.

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Be Good To Eddie Lee

Be Good To Eddie Lee

Virginia Fleming

Christy's mother tells her to treat Eddie Lee, a neighborhood child, well because he has Down syndrome and needs special care, but Christy does not always want him tagging along, until Eddie Lee shows her a special hiding place in the woods...

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 We'll Paint The Octopus Red

We'll Paint The Octopus Red

Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen

Six-year-old Emma has big dreams for her new baby brother. But when she learns that he has Down syndrome, she worries that he won't be able to do many of the fun things she's imagined they'd do together. This is a reassuring story for young...

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The Memory Keepers Daughter

The Memory Keepers Daughter

Kim Edwards

Kim Edwards’s stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964 in Lexington, Kentucky, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognizes...

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Billy Blue Skies

Billy Blue Skies

by John L. Koehler

Billy Blue Sky is the story of a 10-year-old boy named Billy Pearlman, nicknamed Billy Blue Sky by his mother, Linda. Billy is smart, charming and intuitive beyond his years. He also happens to have Down syndrome, which can cause certain...

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Writing with Grace: A Journey beyond Down Syndrome

Writing with Grace: A Journey beyond Down Syndrome

Judy McFarlane

Writing with Grace is the inspiring and informative story of the journey Grace and Judy have taken together. It relates the often dark history of Down Syndrome, something the Canadian Down Syndrome Society maintains is "not a birth defect...

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Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome

Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome

Dennis McGuire

In this groundbreaking book, the founding directors of the Adult Down Syndrome Center of Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois the first and premier facility of its type in North America share nearly 30 years of combined...

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Road Map to Holland: How I Found My Way Through My Son's First Two Years With Down Symdrome

Road Map to Holland: How I Found My Way Through My Son's First Two Years With Down Symdrome

Jennifer Graf Groneberg

An exceptional memoir that provides emotional insight and practical advice. It's like planning a trip to Italy, only to get off the plane and discover you're actually in Holland. You need a new road map, and fast... When Jennifer Groneberg...

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Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected-A Memoir

Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected-A Memoir

by Kelle Hampton

Bloom is an inspiring and heartfelt memoir that celebrates the beauty found in the unexpected, the strength of a mother’s love, and, ultimately, the amazing power of perspective. The author of the popular blog Enjoying the Small...

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Gifts

Gifts

Kathryn Lynard Soper

2008 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA): Gold Award; 2008 Mom's Choice Awards: Silver Recipient, Special & Exceptional Needs; 2008 Nautilus Award: Silver Winner, Memoir/Personal Growth)Having a baby with Down...

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Count Us In: Growing Up with Down Syndrome

Count Us In: Growing Up with Down Syndrome

Jason Kingsley and Mitchell Levitz

At ages nineteen and twenty-two, respectively, Jason Kingsley and Mitchell Levitz shared their innermost thoughts, feelings, hopes, and dreams, their lifelong friendship—and their experiences growing up with Down syndrome....

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The Year My Son and I Were Born: A Story of Down Syndrome, Motherhood, and Self-Discovery

The Year My Son and I Were Born: A Story of Down Syndrome, Motherhood, and Self-Discovery

Kathryn Lynard Soper

A brutally honest yet beautiful journey of how one mother learned to bond with her son and gained a new perspective on life.

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Gross Motor Skills In Children With Ds

Gross Motor Skills In Children With Ds

Patricia C Winders, PT

This book is a cornerstone of our Down syndrome collection and essential resource for thousands of parents and professionals. In parent-friendly language, the author explains the many physiological reasons that children with Down...

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Early Communication Skills for Children with Down Syndrome

Early Communication Skills for Children with Down Syndrome

Libby Kumin, PH.D

Newly revised and updated, this compassionate and authoritative guide is based on Libby Kumin’s more than thirty years experience working with children and adolescents with Down syndrome and their families. Dr. Kumin draws on...

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