Recently, I was interviewed by a local TV station about my books, Musing Off the Mat and Jimmy and Me, A Sister’s Memoir. Take a look!
I really enjoy book club meetings, so contact me to arrange a date.
Happy Summer! Happy Reading!
Spread the word to end the word. Today is the national day to show respect to individuals with special needs.
When I was a child, I heard the derogatory and insulting word “retarded” too often. It was directed to my brother (and to me as “the retard’s sister”) on the playground, in school corridors, and in other public places.
Decades later, I heard it with derisive laughter from “professional” adults in business settings. To this day, it still pains me to hear such hurtful language.
I pledge #Respect through my words & actions. Will you? Pledge now to create communities of inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities. r-word.org
Remember: the only “R” word for citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities is RESPECT.
Bring a friend and join me for a book discussion about Jimmy and Me, A Sister’s Memoir. This is a relatable family story that will particularly appeal to parents, siblings, teachers, and caregivers of special needs children. Hope to see you!
Thursday, January 11 at 7:00pm
Tewksbury Public Library
300 Chandler St., Tewksbury, MA
Saturday, January 20 at 6:00pm
I AM Books
189 North St., Boston
(across from the Paul Revere House)