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About the Book:
"Special Kids Need Special Parents"

In her new book, Special Kids Need Special Parents, nationally recognized author and speaker Judith Loseff Lavin offers a fresh, optimistic and practical approach to the often complex dilemmas facing millions of families and their children with special needs. (According to statistics from the President's Committee on Employment with Disabilities -- more than 20 million U.S. families have children with special needs.)

Some of the celebrities who speak out to help parents in SPECIAL KIDS NEED SPECIAL PARENTS include:
Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin, who is deaf
Master Violinist Itzhak Perlman who had polio and can't walk independently
Major League Baseball Player Jim Abbott who was born without a right hand
"This book is a mission for me," Judith Loseff Lavin says. "I want to help parents of children with special needs as well as everyone who works with them. Children with extra needs touch all of our lives in one way or another. While members of their immediate families are affected on a daily basis, others who interact with them are influenced as well. Nearly everyone knows or cares for a child who has special needs."

"I wrote the book I needed to read -- a book for parents that offers guidance, support, inspiration and practical advice. It also provides names of places and people who can help with common dilemmas faced by special families."

Lavin also offers insights to those who work with special families. She provides insightful tips for doctors, teachers, administrators and other professionals, and she helps families understand the professional's point of view, enabling parents to more effectively communicate their needs.

For seven years, Lavin interviewed experts across the U.S., including doctors, health care professionals, therapists, educators, celebrities, parents, special children and their families to gather their wisdom and advice. She rolled the information into an easy-to-read resource, which was finally published this year.

Publishers Weekly says Lavin's book combines compassion and considerable first-hand research and Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, describes it as a wise and helpful book. Parenting expert Adele Faber, who co-authored How To Talk So Kids Will Listen with Elaine Mazlish says, "Parents will be grateful for this honest compassionate guide…(A) wealth of useful information."

In what may be the only resource book of its kind, Lavin's 307-page (paperback) guide contains hundreds of helpful tips and wisdom gleaned from her own experience and from hundreds of interviews with physicians, psychiatrists, therapists and other nationally recognized authorities, as well celebrities who have triumphed over their own disabilities.

Lavin has written chapters on:
  • How a special child affects a marriage;
  • The healthy sibling and grandparents;
  • Coping with teasing and other hurtful behaviors;
  • Boosting self-esteem;
  • Getting better behavior from your child;
  • Choosing the right therapist;
  • Managing health care professionals; and
  • Partnering with the school system.

In her 37-page resource guide at the back of the book, she also includes an exhaustive list of organizations and support groups.

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