Disabled & Challenged: Reach For Your Dreams!

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9780976952404: Disabled & Challenged: Reach For Your Dreams!

My Disability Isn't In Charge of My Life. I am.

These are the wise words of Terry Scott Cohen, who from a very young age began learning to accept and conquer the many challenges he faces with myotonic muscular dystrophy. It has never been easy, but Terry has met his challenges with great determination and hard work.

Now, with his psychologist dad, Barry M. Cohen, Ph.D., Terry has written an inspiring book for young people who are facing life-long disabilities of all kinds - and for those who love and care for them as well. Terry shares his experiences and know-how for reaching a full life. He speaks frankly and in a language that children and young adults can easily understand and enjoy, peppering sage advice amid personal anecdotes to help others cope with the many challenges ahead...

- Getting your doctors to stop talking over your head and scaring you

- Finding healthcare buddies who really care about you, not just your disability

- Making good friends

- Interviewing and landing a job

- What to do with people who don't give you a chance or expect next to nothing of you

- Having fun - enjoying your life despite your limitations

- Planning your future - living the life you want

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TERRY SCOTT COHEN has myotonic muscular dystrophy (MMD), and has been meeting physical, mental and emotional challenges throughout his young life. He graduated from high school, did restaurant work for a short time, and then enrolled in a program for young adults with disabilities, where he spent six years successfully learning how to live independently. He resides in Clearwater, Florida, where he shares his home with Buddy, his bichon frise.

BARRY M. COHEN, Ph.D. completed his graduate training in psychology at Columbia University and his doctorate at the University of Tennessee. A nationally recognized psychologist who counsels leaders in business and industry, and whose clients have included global leaders and individuals at many of the largest U.S. corporations, Dr. Cohen has several published articles to his credit as well as many national awards.

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