When Down Syndrome and Autism Intersect

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ISBN: 1606131605
Release Date: 2012-11-13
Number of pages: 235
Author: Margaret Froehlke
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Download and read online When Down Syndrome and Autism Intersect in PDF and EPUB While it's well known that the incidence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is skyrocketing in the general population, it's less well known that ASD is even more common in people with Down syndrome. When Down Syndrome and Autism Intersect is the first comprehensive guide to look at the dual diagnosis of Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder (DS-ASD). Written by parents and professionals, the book discusses best practices for screening, treatment, education, and caretaking. This one-stop resource is for families whose child is already diagnosed, as well as parents who suspect their child has co-existing ASD. Professionals, too, will find information on how to distinguish DS-ASD from a diagnosis of just Down syndrome for instance, what physical and medical issues belong to a Down syndrome-only diagnosis, and what mental and behavioral issues suggest that an ASD also exists. They will also find guidance to help them care for and provide services for children and adults with this dual diagnosis. The editors and chapter authors include seasoned parents, advocates, doctors, dentists, psychologists, behavior analysts, nurses, educators, and financial planners. They share their experiences and expertise on these topics: Diagnosis Emotional Adjustment & Getting Support Genetics Medical & Health Concerns What Autism Looks like in a Child with Down Syndrome When Autism is Suspected in Teens and Adults with DS Oral Health Behavioral Treatments for Sleep Problems Care Coordination Problem Behaviors Educational Programs Working with Minorities Life Planning Parents and professionals, who previously had to piece together information about DS-ASD from sources about each separate condition, can now rely on this groundbreaking book to understand and navigate the complexities and challenges of DS-ASD.


Demystifying Dissertation Writing

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ISBN: 9781579223137
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 201
Author: Peg Boyle Single
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

Download and read online Demystifying Dissertation Writing in PDF and EPUB Research shows that five strategies correlate with the successful completion of a dissertation: establishing a consistent writing routine; working with a support group; consulting your advisor; understanding your committee's expectations; and setting a realistic and timely schedule Building on these insights, this book is for anyone who needs help in preparing for, organizing, planning, scheduling, and writing the longest sustained writing project they have encountered, particularly if he or she is not receiving sufficient guidance about the process, but also for anyone looking to boost his or her writing productivity. The author uncovers much tacit knowledge, provides advice on working with dissertation advisors and committee members, presents proven techniques for the prewriting and writing stages of the dissertation, sets out a system for keeping on schedule, and advocates enlisting peer support. This book presents a system of straightforward and proven techniques that are used by productive writers, and applies them to the dissertation process. In particular, it promotes the concept of writing networks - whether writing partners or groups - to ensure that writing does not become an isolated and tortured process, while not hiding the need for persistence and sustained effort. This book is intended for graduate students and their advisers in the social sciences, the humanities, and professional fields. It can further serve as a textbook for either informal writing groups led by students or for formal writing seminars offered by departments or graduate colleges. The techniques described will help new faculty advice their students more effectively and even achieve greater fluency in their own writing.


My Friend Isabelle

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ISBN: 189062750X
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 28
Author: Eliza Woloson
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Download and read online My Friend Isabelle in PDF and EPUB A young boy named Charlie describes the activities he shares with his friend Isabelle, a girl with Down Syndrome.


47 Strings

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ISBN: 1942586078
Release Date: 2015-10-16
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Download and read online 47 Strings in PDF and EPUB An invaluable tool for parents looking to talk aboutDown syndrome with their children. The book describes,in easy-to-understand language and with sensitivity,some of the challenges baby Tessa's special "code"might bring -- while never losing focus on themessage that a family's love is thesame for everyone."


The Lucky Few

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ISBN: 9780310345497
Release Date: 2017-03-21
Number of pages: 224
Author: Heather Avis
Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Publishing

Download and read online The Lucky Few in PDF and EPUB These are the faces that call me “mom,” the three children who made me a mother. When I started my journey into parenthood I never thought it would look like this. I never planned on having three adopted children, and I certainly never imagined that two of them would have Down syndrome. But like most of the things God does, once we stepped into the craziness and confusion of the unknown and unplanned, we quickly realized that we were indeed among the lucky few. When my husband and I decided to grow our family ten years ago, we were surprised to find that getting pregnant was not as easy as we had thought it would be. And as we navigated the ups and downs of infertility, God led us down the path of adoption. Of course, we would adopt! Not what we had originally planned, but certainly a wonderful option. But just as we began to get a comfortable grasp on growing our family through adoption, God introduced us to Macyn Hope, a very sick little girl with Down syndrome who desperately needed a family. As we continued to follow God’s calling, first with Macyn, and later with Truly and then August, we found ourselves further and further from the comfortable paths we thought our lives would take, and instead moving down some very scary, and often painful roads. Even though at times His plan seemed terrifying and even downright foolish, little could we have known how much goodness, blessing, and joy would flow out of loving these three little people He’s put into our lives. No, it’s not been easy: not the open-heart surgeries or the challenges of raising two children with Down syndrome or the complexities of dealing with birth-families or the struggles we’ve had with the public education system. But through it all, every new and uncomfortable situation has only proven to be another chance to see how very good God’s plan is for our lives and how downright lucky we are to be able to live it out. It’s only the lucky few that recognize that the most beautiful things in this life are often found in the differences. What some would see as misfortune, I’ve learned to see as nothing more than pure luck.


Planting the Future

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ISBN: 0892818948
Release Date: 2000-09-01
Number of pages: 310
Author: Rosemary Gladstar
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

Download and read online Planting the Future in PDF and EPUB Planting the Future shows how land stewardship, habitat protection, and sustainable cultivation are of critical importance to ensure an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for future generations.


Hardening Linux

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ISBN: 1430200057
Release Date: 2006-11-01
Number of pages: 584
Author: James Turnbull
Publisher: Apress

Download and read online Hardening Linux in PDF and EPUB *Imparts good security doctrine, methodology, and strategies *Each application-focused chapter will be able to be used as a stand-alone HOW-TO for that particular application. *Offers users a selection of resources (websites, mailing lists, and books) to further their knowledge.


After Obsession

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ISBN: 9781408818275
Release Date: 2011-09-05
Number of pages: 320
Author: Carrie Jones
Publisher: A&C Black

Download and read online After Obsession in PDF and EPUB A big, exciting new novel from New York Times bestseller Carrie Jones! Move over Pixies, this time Carrie Jones is excorsising GHOSTS! A brand new paranormal romance about ghosts, love and family secrets-certain to be a smash hit!


Fresh Food and Ancient Wisdom

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ISBN: 9781935097600
Release Date: 2010-09
Number of pages: 308
Author: Ihor John Basko
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

Download and read online Fresh Food and Ancient Wisdom in PDF and EPUB As health-oriented people incorporate organic and natural foods into their meal-planning, why not do the same for our beloved dogs?


Heaven s Coast

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ISBN: 9780061871634
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Number of pages: 320
Author: Mark Doty
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Heaven s Coast in PDF and EPUB The year is 1989 and Mark Doty's life has reached a state of enviable equilibrium. His reputation as a poet of formidable talent is growing, he enjoys his work as a college professor and, perhaps most importantly, he is deeply in love with his partner of many years, Wally Roberts. The harmonious existence these two men share is shattered, however, when they learn that Wally has tested positive for the HIV virus. From diagnosis to the initial signs of deterioration to the heartbreaking hour when Wally is released from his body's ruined vessel, Heaven's Coastis an intimate chronicle of love, its hardships, and its innumerable gifts. We witness Doty's passage through the deepest phase of grief -- letting his lover go while keeping him firmly alive in memory and heart -- and, eventually beyond, to the slow reawakening of the possibilities of pleasure. Part memoir, part journal, part elegy for a life of rare communication and beauty, Heaven's Coast evinces the same stunning honesty, resplendent descriptive power and rapt attention to the physical landscape that has won Doty's poetry such attention and acclaim.


I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp

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ISBN: 9780062190857
Release Date: 2013-03-12
Number of pages: 304
Author: Richard Hell
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp in PDF and EPUB The sharp, lyrical, and no-holds-barred autobiography of the iconoclastic writer and musician Richard Hell, charting the childhood, coming of age, and misadventures of an artist in an indelible era of rock and roll... From an early age, Richard Hell dreamed of running away. His father died when he was seven, and at seventeen he left his mother and sister behind and headed for New York City, place of limitless possibilities. He arrived penniless with the idea of becoming a poet; ten years later he was a pivotal voice of the age of punk, starting such seminal bands as Television, the Heartbreakers, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids—whose song "Blank Generation" remains the defining anthem of the era. Hell was significantly responsible for creating CBGB as punk ground zero; his Voidoids toured notoriously with the Clash, and Malcolm McLaren would credit Hell as inspiration for the Sex Pistols. There were kinetic nights in New York's club demi-monde, descent into drug addiction, and an ever-present yearning for redemption through poetry, music, and art. "We lived in the suburbs in America in the fifties," Hell writes. "My roots are shallow. I'm a little jealous of people with strong ethnic and cultural roots. Lucky Martin Scorsese or Art Spiegelman or Dave Chappelle. I came from Hopalong Cassidy and Bugs Bunny and first grade at ordinary Maxwell Elementary." How this legendary downtown artist went from a prosaic childhood in the idyllic Kentucky foothills to igniting a movement that would take over New York's and London's restless youth cultures—and spawn the careers of not only Hell himself, but a cohort of friends such as Tom Verlaine, Patti Smith, the Ramones, and Debbie Harry—is just part of the fascinating story Hell tells. With stunning powers of observation, he delves into the details of both the world that shaped him and the world he shaped. An acutely rendered, unforgettable coming-of-age story, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp evokes with feeling, clarity, and piercing intelligence that classic journey: the life of one who comes from the hinterlands into the city in search of art and passion.


A Wanderer in the Perfect City

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ISBN: UVA:X004192714
Release Date: 1998
Number of pages: 287
Author: Lawrence Weschler
Publisher: Ruminator Books

Download and read online A Wanderer in the Perfect City in PDF and EPUB ...[U]npredictable in the way that only the best nonfiction can be....I found myself thinking of the "Bhagavad-Gita,.".What struck me was the idea of non-attachment....Weschler writes, One works and works at something, which then happens of its own accord....its happening cannot be said to have resulted from all that work, the way effects are said to result from a series of causes."-M.G. Lord, "The New York Times Book Review" An excerpt A few months ago, a friend I was talking with began to tell me about a friend of his named Gary Isaacs, who was working at the downtown headquarters of one of the city's top investment houses as an executive in the division monitoring the savings-and-loan crisis. Though Isaacs was just thirty-two years old, my friend recounted, he had previously worked on the Street in several other capacities as well, and before that he'd had a notably successful career in an entirely different field; what's more, it seemed he was about to quit this one, too, and to head off in yet another direction. When I asked my friend what the previous career had been, and, for that matter, what the new one was going to be, he replied that it would be far more entertaining for me to hear the whole story from the man himself, which is how, a few days later, I came to find myself in the sleek elevator of one of downtown's better-known headquarters zooming up towards I didn't have the faintest idea what. "Mr. Weschler has an extraordinary power to catch the crucial moment in people's lives--that moment (of passion or conviction) which suddenly alters the course of a life. Such 'conversions' may be absurd or tragic, or delightful, or sublime--we see all of these, and more, inthese sometimes very odd, but intensely human, and beautifully told tales." -Oliver Sacks