Elastic in My Pants and Other Stories of Quality of Life

When elastic was sewn into Charley’s pants he was immediately more independent. He could now dress himself, use the bathroom unattended, and even gain or lose weight and still look sharp! He was proud of himself and his quality of life improved! This book is a collection of anecdotes about men and women with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, and their families. It is about how good life can be for people, regardless of disability, as they take their place in the world as adults. The “Quality of Life Planning Guide” included in the book helps families organize information to smooth transitions.

© 2014 Kathryn Jennings Papaleo
Audience: Parent, Professional