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A new course : a mother's journey navigating Down syndrome and autism / Teresa Unnerstall.

Unnerstall, Teresa, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Pike Co PL - Petersburg Main Library 362.4 UNNE (Text) 38650833529041 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781948604505
  • ISBN: 1948604507
  • Physical Description: xii, 259 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: Colombia, SC : Kat Biggie Press, [2020]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Chapter 1. A new horizon -- Chapter 2. Charting a new course -- Chapter 3. Soaring downwind -- Chapter 4. The unexpected tack -- Chapter 5. Shifting winds to the windy city -- Chapter 6. Waves of fury -- Chapter 7. Lost at sea -- Chapter 8. A beacon of light -- Chapter 9. Checking the charts -- Chapter 10. Major swells -- Chapter 11. All hands on deck -- Chapter 12. Guided by a new compass -- Chapter 13. Riding a new wave -- Chapter 14. Catching the tradewinds -- Chapter 15. Casting off -- Chapter 16. The ebb and flow -- Conclusion -- Appendix. Final lessons learned at the helm -- Acknowledgements -- About the author.
Summary, etc.:
Shortly after Teresa gave birth to her second son, Nick, he was diagnosed with Down syndrome. Early infant and child intervention helped Nick reach developmental milestones in his own time. But there was more to come when Nick hit third grade. A wave of fire alarm-pulling along with other serious and dangerous behaviours signaled that this was something more than just Down syndrome. At last, a book that takes a deep dive into the complexitites that families face raising a child with a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism (DS-ASD) and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. A New Course is a hybrid of a memoir combined with valuable lessons following each chapter and in the appendix. It's a must read for families, school faculty, therapists, physicians, and support groups -- Provided by the publisher
Subject: Developmentally disabled children > Care > United States.
Children with mental disabilities > Care > United States.
Parents of developmentally disabled children > United States.
Autism in children.
Down syndrome.
Developmentally disabled children > United States > Life skills guides.
Developmentally disabled children > Family relationships.
Child rearing > United States.
Parenting > Psychological aspects.

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