The world tells you that your child isn’t as valuable as their peers, they’re broken and need to be cured, or they’re destined to live a life of hardship and difficulty. Navigating the world as a parent of a disabled child can be confusing. When your child was diagnosed, no one gave you a handbook on disability. No one told you that disability could be more than just a medical diagnosis. No one told you that people could have pride in their disability, that there is a thriving disability culture, or that there's a strong disabled political movement.
Figuring this out on your own can take years, so I’ve condensed this knowledge into an accessible and easily-digestible 60 page e-book where you can learn about the world of disability quickly. Your child is whole, worthy, and valuable and they can live a great life with their disability. You truly can enjoy life with your child and also help them live their best life.
I’ve spent a lot of time listening to disabled and successful individuals about their views on disability. Aside from my own opinion expressed in this e-book, I also provide over 50 links to videos, blog posts, podcasts, and articles, including 3 pieces of original content created just for this e-book, so you can learn from the true experts on living with a disability: people with disabilities themselves. I don't know of any other books for parents that have an emphasis on learning from people who are disabled and successful.
This content is not just a project or job for me, it’s also personal. I have a sister with a developmental disability, and the way the world talked about her never sat right with me, but I didn’t know how to express that. My first course in disability studies truly changed my life and the way I view disability forever. I want you to experience the same "aha" moments, the same profound mental shifts, and the same internal peace that I experienced when I learned that every person with a disability is whole, worthy, and valuable.
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