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Collects profiles of people with disabilities who speak about their lovers and partners
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Schwier, the parent of a disabled child, strives to help society to accept its disabled members with her books (e.g., Keith Edward's Different Day, Impact Pubs., 1992) and other writings. Not everyone, and that includes the families of the disabled, finds it easy to affirm the disabled in their search for companionship, marriage, sexual intimacy, and even parenthood. Schwier presents each issue and then has the disabled speak for themselves. The book's 15 chapters represent interviews she conducted with disabled couples on their intimate relationships and their experiences with parenting. The book concludes with references and a list of resources, including supportive organizations. This challenging book should be welcomed in a wide variety of libraries.
John Moryl, Yeshiva Univ. Lib., New York
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Schwier interviewed 15 couples, asking them to tell the story of their relationships, work, and mental handicaps. A short history of each couple precedes the account told in their own words. Romance, parenthood, and enduring marriages are all part of these autobiographies, meant to offer encouragement to those with similar conditions and to broaden the awareness of others. A fine project that points out the legal and social barriers faced by people with intellectual disabilities as well as their emotional and physical needs, conceived by the parent of a 20-year-old son with Down syndrome. Full bibliographies are appended. Denise Perry Donavin
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Book Description Woodbine House, 1994. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0933149654
Book Description Woodbine House, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0933149654
Book Description Woodbine House, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110933149654