My Journey With Jake: A Memoir Of Parenting And Disability

Written by a Mom in Canada, this book profiles one family’s challenges, and joys, while raising a child with special health care needs. Edelson poses some tough questions: How do parents cope with a child who has special needs? Are we failing, as a society, to care for children with disabilities? Whatever happened to the federal government’s promise of a “Children’s Agenda”? My Journey with Jake works on two levels. It’s a poignant memoir by a devoted mother, and a hard-hitting, well-researched look at health care for Canada’s children.

© 2000 Edelson, Miriam
Audience: Parent, Professional