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Q2: The North Side of Down – Chapter 1

The North Side of Down: A True Story of Two Sisters

Amanda talks about her boyfriends Red and Todd.   How did you feel about her descriptions of her relationships? What was your reaction to Nancy’s story about how their father decided to have Amanda’s tubes tied? “Her social life ended

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Q26: Loving Andrew – Chapter 24

Loving Andrew: A Fifty-Two-Year Story of Down Syndrome

This chapter covers Andrew’s move into a nursing home. The Lambs, the group home/farm community where he lived for decades, seemed to be a good placement for Andrew. How do you feel about these types of communities? When he could

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Q25: Life With Charley – A Tale of Two Kitties

Sherry talks about deceiving Charley. There are truths. The first truth is that when dealing with a child like Charley, there’s going to be some lying going on. With his inhibited ability to reason, there’s only so much you can

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Q9: Life With Charley – So Much for Respite

“Raising a special needs child is not for wimps” p. 89 “Charley has lots of people who love him but he spends most of his time by himself, which means he has a shortage of friends his own age, or

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