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Sheila Allee

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I knew since elementary school that I wanted to be a writer. In fact, I joined my first writers group with classmates when I was 10 years old. In high school, I got interested in journalism and majored in that field in college. I was a journalist for 12 years and I have to credit journalism with providing my early training in the basics of writing.

My latest book is My Father's Eyes, a memoir about the friendship I had with an uncle who had a profound intellectual disability and who was locked in an institution for decades.

My first book was Texas Mutiny: Bullets, Ballots and Boss Rule. It is a true crime about a political assassination that happened in the 1950s.


Jean Vanier wins Templeton Prize

Jean Vanier, who for the past 50 years has sought inclusion for people with disabilities, has won the $1.7 million Templeton Prize. He joins the ranks of Mother Teresa and Billy Graham in receiving the prize, which is given to people who make exceptional contributions to affirming life’s spiritual dimension. “Our society will really become […]
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Published on March 11, 2015 14:48
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My Father's Eyes

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“The reality that the (intellectually disabled) person is a version of myself is one from which so much can be learned and gained, and yet, it is a reality which most people deny and try to escape from.”
Wolf Wolfensberger

“What we need to make a more decent society is not a few Splendid Samaritans but millions of Minimally Decent Samaritans.”
J. David Smith, Ignored, Shunned, and Invisible: How the Label Retarded Has Denied Freedom and Dignity to Millions

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