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The Apple Tree: Raising 5 Kids with Disabilities and Remaining Sane

292 pages13 hours


The birth of Linda Petersen's multi-disabled brother, and her unconventional home life, shaped her total acceptance of individuals with disabilities. Her first son was born blind, and the four subsequent children whom she adopted had a variety of disabilities, including profound deafness, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, reactive attachment disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder (multiple personality disorder), severe sensory integration deficit and Asperger's Syndrome.
This book explores the heartwarming, heartbreaking and humorous adventures of these children in their quest to become successful young adults. Ms. Petersen's parenting suggestions and view on parenting children with disabilities are priceless!

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