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Life as we know it : a father, a family, and an exceptional child

Author: Michael B�erub�e. ; Michael Bérubé
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1998, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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"When James Berube was born in 1991 his parents knew little about Down syndrome other than that it would render their child "disabled." As they sought to understand exactly what this would mean, they learned not only about the current medical and social treatment of developmental disabilities, but also about the history of how society has understood - and failed to understand - children like James."--BOOK JACKET.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Case Reports
Personal Narratives
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bérubé, Michael, 1961-
Life as we know it.
New York : Vintage Books, 1998, ©1996
(OCoLC)681050517
Named Person: Michael Bérubé; Michael Bérubé; Michael Bérubé
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael B�erub�e. ; Michael Bérubé
ISBN: 0679758666 9780679758662
OCLC Number: 38921338
Notes: APPE gift.
Description: xix, 284 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Genetic destiny --
Humans under construction --
Sapping the strength of the state --
Walking the talk --
Bragging and rights.
Responsibility: Michael Bérubé.

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"When James Berube was born in 1991 his parents knew little about Down syndrome other than that it would render their child "disabled." As they sought to understand exactly what this would mean, they learned not only about the current medical and social treatment of developmental disabilities, but also about the history of how society has understood - and failed to understand - children like James."--BOOK JACKET. "In telling the story of his son's development during the crucial first four years of life - learning to walk and talk, to move into the world and the lives of those around him - Michael Berube engages the charged issues that each stage of James's growth leads into: I.Q. testing, the politics of education, disability law, social services, health care, and entitlements. Framing these issues is the larger debate, which Berube brilliantly illuminates, over concepts such as social justice, what it means to be human, and, ultimately, what kind of society we value and by what means we determine it. James's story is at the heart of this debate."--Jacket.

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