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Battle Cries

Justice for Kids with Special Needs

By Miriam Edelson

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Reviewer: Allison Martin

Battle Cries: Justice For Kids with Special Needs is an exceptional book for advocates of special needs children. Miriam Edelson provides a comprehensive and thoughtful analysis of the serious, lifelong difficulties facing families of children with severe disabilities, with emphasis on interaction and support within their communities. While these heartrending struggles are created by the severity of the disabilities themselves, they are amplified by shortcomings in our society in addressing the needs of families of children with disabilities. These struggles (and joys) are given human face through detailed interviews with eight Canadian families who have children with severe disabilities, including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, Trisomy 18, deafness, CMV, and brain damage related to oxygen deprivation.

This is a thoughtful discussion of the many stresses and worries of families caring for these special children. In her book, Edelson provides support for parents who are reaching out to their community, and recommends ways to improve services and care in the context of society on both the microcosm and macrocosm levels. In sum, Battle Cries is an excellent resource for policy makers, professionals working with special needs children, and parents of children with special needs.

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