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The shouted goodbye / Jeremy Ward
Bib ID 6937738
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Ward, Jeremy, author
 
Description Salisbury, QLD : Boolarong Press, [2015] 
©2015 
viii, 237 pages : colour illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm 
ISBN 9781925236545 (paperback)
Summary

When Jeremy Ward’s first child, Mena, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of eight months, he and Mena’s mother, Margaret, soon realised that their world had changed forever. Their comfortable expectation of life as new parents was pushed aside as they found themselves fighting for Mena’s right to attend her local school. Rejecting what was on offer from traditional disability services, they found themselves entering the world of small business to create Mena a job, and seeking the support from family and friends as they responded to her wish to move out of the family home when she was nineteen. Told with humour and candour, this book tells the story of how one family embraced their particular experience of parenthood, leading them down a path of political activism, advocacy, struggle and community connection to build a rich and meaningful life for their first child.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects People with disabilities -- Services for -- Australia.  |  Cerebral palsied children -- Home care -- Australia.  |  Children with disabilities -- Family relationships -- Australia.  |  Cerebral palsied children -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Dwellings -- Barrier-free design -- Australia.  |  Home economics for people with disabilities -- Australia.  |  People with disabilities -- Housing -- Australia.  |  People with disabilities -- Australia -- Societies, etc.  |  Australian

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