Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Claire at Life with a Severely Disabled Child posted a link to this interesting e-zine called The Complex Child. I haven't seen it before.
For any New Yorkers out there, The Sprout Film Festival has posted its schedule of 50 films related to developmental disability this April.
And I was interested to see this LA Times book review of the memoir Twin, by Allen Shawn, the composer and son of legendary New Yorker Editor William Shawn. I had read Allen Shawn's earlier memoir Wish I Could Be There about phobias. Twin looks at how his parents' decision to institutionalize his twin sister Mary, who had autism, at age 8, affected him. The two had shared a room.
"The problem of Mary's sudden departure for me," he writes, "was that it never seemed like a rescue but only a punishment: an expulsion, an exile. To me there was nothing wrong with Mary." This is a book I'd like to read.
Do you have any book recommendations for us?