The Right to a Full Life

An upbeat account of a mother’s journey parenting twins with different disabilities. It is a tale of advocacy outlining the strategies used when working with doctors, teachers and neighbors. It describes how a mother explored options available to her family, looking for the right “fit” and how as a family they worked on the life skills that helped her son and daughter become independent. The importance of communities and the role they play in supporting an individual is explained. The balance between safety and individual autonomy is explored. The lessons shared are instructive to parents of children with and without disabilities.

© 2017 Dorothy Fickenscher
Audience: Parent, Professional