My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities

  • Title: My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities
  • Author: Yantra Bertelli Jennifer Silverman Sarah Talbot Marcy Sheiner
  • ISBN: 9781604861099
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Paperback
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    My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities Best Read || [Yantra Bertelli Jennifer Silverman Sarah Talbot Marcy Sheiner] - My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities, My Baby Rides the Short Bus The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities The stories in this collection provide parents of special needs kids with a dose of both laughter and reality Featuring works by so called alternative parents who have attempted to move away from main

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    My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities

    About Yantra Bertelli Jennifer Silverman Sarah Talbot Marcy Sheiner


    1. Jennifer Silverman is an optimist in a pessimists clothing She lives, writes and agitates in NYC, where she is raising two boys, one of whom is autistic Jennifer has most recently been published in Off Our Backs and Hip Mama, but has written for a variety of parenting publications and community newspapers She is a co editor of the new anthology My Baby Rides the Short Bus.


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    1. Perhaps my expectations for this book were too high Or, perhaps I just went into reading this with a different purpose than what the book is meant for Either way, I have to say, I was sorely disappointed I had such high hopes I had hoped that this book would address the reality of life with special needs, but also give a figurative high five to mea pep talk of sortsa hang in there because life is good type of book In the introduction alone, I immediately started feeling bad and overwhelmed with [...]

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    2. It isn t as though I needed this book From January 2013 onward, I ve been very much an advocate for my son after he was diagnosed with Down Syndrome I ve adopted person first language and I get it right 98% of the time, I have a license plate border advertising the local DS association, and I upload dozens of pictures of my son so everyone can see how cute he is, because he is alike than different But as I m raising my son, I ve been seeking and voices that get it There s so much material out [...]

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    3. I m not sure why this was on my to read list I have no kids, no particular reason But man, it was really good Like, I would read it while waiting for lights to change while walking to work from the bus.It s a collection of various parents experience parenting a variety of children with challenges both mental and physical Apologies if I get the terminology wrong for a lot of this, this book was my first encounter You see the heart rending choices that come with uncertain funding with navigating t [...]

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    4. The essays in this book are written by loving, imperfect, frank parents of disabled children writing on specific aspects.If you are looking for a how to, this isn t it.If you are looking for a serious look at those who have disabled kids, this isn t it.The book seems good but sort of useless unless you are just looking for a light read on disability culture.I just read a blog about a man who, upon learning his 2 year old had a terminal illness, contemplated murdering the child and in an ironic t [...]

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    5. I can t remember much about this anthology collecting personal essays written by parents of children with disabilities, but the author event held at the Olympia Timberland Library was wonderful and memorable several writers read their essays, and there were tears while a woman read aloud an essay that in part dealt with her feelings about sending her Deaf teenage son to a Deaf boarding school There was another emotional moment when a woman wrote about her younger son s experience realizing he wa [...]

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    6. Any book that simultaneously offends, educates, and provokes thought as effectively as this book deserves a five star rating This is a must read for any parent of a special needs child.

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    7. Poignant and important and eye opening, particularly for future educators.

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    8. My Baby Rides the Short Bus is an anthology of articles written by parents about their firsthand experiences of raising children with disabilities In addition to their common identity as parents of disabled children, the contributors also share another trait all of them find themselves outside of the mainstream by virtue of identity or political perspective Together the articles make up a lively collection of authentic voices that speak to the joys and challenges of being marginalized and or sub [...]

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    9. This is an anthology of experiences of non conformist parents raising children with a disability I throughly enjoyed reading the truths of these people s lives with their children with a disability in all of their humanity No platitudes or glossing over things in this book Thank you for agreeing with me that I m not sure what country I m in, but it sure doesn t seem like Holland I am the parent of three daughters, two who would be categorized by the world as special needs If you want to know wha [...]

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    10. A fantastic book that gives real insight into the lives of families all kinds of families with children who have special needs While I obviously couldn t relate 100% to each story, something in each resonated deep within me Dual Parentship Status rang especially true to me even though I only have one child as of yet I share many of the fears, concerns, hopes the writer expresses about having a second child Parents like us are not magically gifted with special abilities to handle every hardship o [...]

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    11. an anthology of subcultural parents raising special needs children the stories run the gamut, from adoptive parents fostering special needs children to disabled parents raising disabled children, from folks writing about their still toddler children to parents writing about their experiencing raising children thirty or forty years ago folks mostly contributed essays, but there are a few poems sprinkled throughout as well not all of the parents would necessarily agree with each other about their [...]

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    12. In lives where there is a new diagnosis or drama every day, the stories in this collection provide parents of special needs kids with a welcome chuckle, a rock to stand on, and a moment of reality held far enough from the heart to see clearly Featuring works by alternative parents who have attempted to move away from mainstream thought or remove its influence altogether this anthology, taken as a whole, carefully considers the implications of parenting while raising children with disabilities Fr [...]

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    13. Very real, to the point that it s difficult to read sometimes I know any of the parent authors would slap me and tell me that it s not nearly as difficult to read as it is to live with and care for the children they re raising, and they re right However, instead of recommending this book to others I would give them the advice I learned from reading it never say I couldn t do it to parents with differently abled kids because you would do it if you were in their shoes, listen to the parents when a [...]

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    14. Honest, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes surprisingly funny, My baby Rides the Short Bus is a collection of essays written by parents of dealing with the experience of raising kids with disabilities The diagnosis s run the gamut, from spina bifida, to hemophilia, to autism, and to cerebral palsy.Many of the with parents write about how they already come from a place considered counter culture or alternative I think whether or not they start they their many parents of special needs kids often f [...]

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    15. This book is really amazing, and came at just the right time Some very close friends of mine recently had a baby with special needs, and it s so refreshing to find a collection of writing by parents who live outside the mainstream and are grappling with the issues of relying on the health care system while fighting for a better one, how to live out our politics in new ways when unexpected challenges arise, and the gritty, messy, beautifully honest emotions that come along with loving people whet [...]

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    16. I found myself highlighting whole paragraphs, pages saying Yes, Yes, Yes My unique experiences, and to the point frustrations, aggravations, obstacles are not so unique after all No sappy Welcome To Holland, or What a Special Gift, or the best one God CHOSE You for this Blessing Gag Me Better yet, take my child for an entire afternoon and let me get a break bless those few who did This book is real, real voices, real parents, real children with real challenges If you are not June Cleaver and y [...]

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    17. As a disabled adult in queer community, I appreciate the voices of parents who are interested in creating a world where their children can grow into full participation in communities The struggle between mainstream participation and alternative values comes through strong from the forward through the end, and is an important counter voice to many parent narratives which strive for assimilation.The volume as a whole brings important voices to parent and disabled communities Useful resource list.S [...]

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    18. This is an important collection from parents of kids with disabilities It was nice to see so many queer families represented, and to have some kind of social justice analysis included I didn t agree with all of the approaches or perspectives there was one story in particular that i was like, woah i hope her kid never reads this but this collection definitely fills a void and is needed It also gave me important perspective on what my own parents struggles may have been, and some valuable context [...]

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    19. What a great book It s a must read for any parent, grandparent, or caregiver of a special needs child, or really anyone who interacts with families caring for special needs children The short story format gives great morsels for busy readers, but I found that I could not put the book down once I got started I just devoured it Even though I know the community is large, I often felt alone and uncharted in our journey with our son This book validated many of my emotions and thoughts as we became a [...]

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    20. This is a really good anthology of parents telling what life is like raising children with all types of disabilities It s also the stories of parents who don t fit into the white middle class American mould Even though I m not in the demographic the compilers were originally catering to, this book had me thinking about how things are remarkably similar This is a great book to gain an insight into what we re going through.

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    21. I am very glad I ordered this book on a whim It was one of the best non fiction books I ve read in years It really is absolutely fantastic If you have any understanding of special needs kids then this book will speak to you If you don t you need to read this book Parents of special needs kids are no different than anyone else and this collection of essays really brings home the stupidity of various constructs and assumptions.

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    22. I got to go hear Jennifer Silverman speak this weekend Reading this book it is sinking in how much effort we should all be putting into making sure we think about inclusion of children and families with disabilities when we are planning projects.

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    23. This is amazing book I learned so much There s a range of parenting styles and attitudes here, but all of the parents and the kids are real None of the fake God only gives us what we can handle attitudes There is strength, pain, weakness, and love.

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    24. A very different book about raising kids with disabilitiest light or pretty or chicken soupy at all A good read for me as a teacher, to try and understand a bit better the perspective of parents navigating the world their children must inhabit.

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    25. Parents that state they don t have time to complain because they need to take care of their children, yet found the time to write contribute to this work.

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    26. We gave away our copy before I read the whole thing, but what I read was good and very helpful and man, some of these stories.

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    27. Nice to hear voices, and some appropriate swearing, that shine insight on highs lows of raising a kid with special needs

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    28. Part of Literary Mama s Essential Reading list on alternative motherhood literarymama litreflec

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    29. I m a contributing author to this book.

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    30. This was is a comforting yet unnerving read Lots of people in the same boat, but they are also struggling Still, it will help me get my game face on before our next IEP meeting.

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