My Baby Rides the Shortbus
The stories in this collection provide parents of special needs kids with a dose of both laughter and reality. Featuring works by so-called alternative parents who have attempted to move away from mainstream thought, this anthology carefully considers the implications of raising children with disabilities. From professional writers to novice storytellers, including origina...more
It's a collection of various parents' experience parenting a variety of children with challenges both mental and physical. (Apologies if I get the terminology wrong; for a lot of this, this book was my first encounter.)
You see the heart-rending choices that come with uncertain funding; with na ...more
If you are looking for a how-to, this isn't it.
If you are looking for a serious look at those who have disabled kids, this isn't it.
The book seems good but sort of useless unless you are just looking for a light read on disability culture.
I just read a blog about a man who, upon learning his 2 year old had a terminal illness, contemplated murdering the child and in an ironic t ...more
If you want to ...more
My Baby Rides the Short Bus is an anthology of articles written by parents about their firsthand experiences of raising children with disabilities. In addition to their common identity as parents of disabled children, the contributors also share another trait: all of them find themselves outside of the mainstream by virtue of identity or political perspective. Together the articles make up a lively collection of authentic voices that speak to the joys and challenges of being marginalized and/or ...more
Parents like us are not magically gifted with special abilities to handle every ha ...more
My unique experiences, and more to the point frustrations, aggravations, obstacles are not so unique after all.
No more sappy Welcome To Holland, or What a Special Gift, or the best one -- God CHOSE You for this Blessing. Gag Me! Better yet, take my child for an entire afternoon and let me get a break (bless those few who did).
This book is real, real voices, real parents, real children with real challenges. If you are ...more
Many of the with parents write about how they already come from a place considered counter-culture or alternative. I think whether or not they start they their many parents of special-needs kids often ...more
The volume as a whole brings important voices to parent and disabled communities.
Useful resource list ...more