Loving Lindsey: Raising a Daughter with Special Needs

Linda Atwell and her strong-willed daughter, Lindsey, a high-functioning young adult with intellectual disabilities, have always had a complicated relationship. As Lindsey plunges into adulthood, she experiments with sex, considers a tubal ligation, and at twenty quits Goodwill and runs away with Emmett, a man more than twice her age. As Lindsey grows closer to Emmett, she slips further away from her family but Linda, determined to save her daughter, refuses to give up. A touching memoir with unexpected moments of joy and humor, Loving Lindsey is a story about independence, rescue, resilience, and, most of all, love.

© 2017 Linda Atwell
Audience: Parent, Professional