The Exceptional Parent

Exceptional Parent is a magazine providing practical information and guidance to parents of children and young adults with disabilities and the professionals who serve them. It was founded in 1971 and is published monthly by Psy-Ed Corp.Subjects include disabilities. The editor in chief is Rick Rader.

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 4, June

Grieving Is the Pits
GRIEVING IS THE PITS ! Complications during birth caused brain damage to our son, Eric, leaving him disabled. His doctors told us he was disabled before he even came home from the hospital, so the grieving process started the day he was born. Still...
"I Don't Know Where We're Going." Marital Problems and the Young Family
"I don't know what happened," Frank Jones, a short and slender man in his mid-twenties, said quietly. "I just don't know where to begin. "I guess it all starts with our son, Frank Jr., who just turned three. He was born with serious problems. Last...
Listen to Me
All parents can have days when everything goes wrong. Ms. Bose, mother of two children who are deaf, makes clear that the worst part of the experience is feeling alone and unheard. I DON'T WANT TO INSPIRE ANYONE with my writing. I want to hurt someone...
Meet My Daughter, Annie
Sometimes parents feel compelled to "explain" their child's disabilities. Mrs. Nelson describes the change to focussing on Annie's basic traits. I DON'T WANT MY DAUGHTER TO BE A PREEMIE anymore. I don't care to discuss the subject with anyone,...
Music Maestro
BEING ABLE TO MAKE music can be both a rich and rewarding experience. Playing along with recordings of favorite songs or with friends is both fun and satisfying and offers opportunities for self-expression. The creative process that occurs during play...
New Health Care Proposals; a Time for Action
A Time For Action Providing adequate health care has come to receive serious attention from everyone - from individuals to families to large corporations to our legislative bodies. Even the American Medical Association, which has traditionally worried...
Preparing for the Mainstream
Ansel and I are sitting on the bottom bleachers in a big hot gym, with about 100 other kids and their parents, waiting for camp to begin. Ansel is excited; I am a nervous wreck. Ansel has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and summer camp has gotten to...
The Wheelchair Traveler
THE WHEELCHAIR TRAVELER 1990 Edition written and published by Douglass R. Annand, Ball Hill Road, Milford, N.H. 03055, (603) 673-4539, 1990. $20.00. The following excerpt from the Prologue has been reprinted with permission from the publisher....
What Has the Social Security Administration Done for You Lately? Maybe More Than You Know
"I believe our programs should, in every case possible, be used as a leg up, as a steppingstone to a higher plane." "Our goal is to offer meaningful, available rehabilitation to the disabled population and to help persons with disabilities successfully...
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