Our Pick/ November 21

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NeuroTribes; Steven Silberman;  the Legacy of Autism  and  the  Future of Neurodiversity;       A groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently.

A collection of noteworthy articles, books, films etc . . .

Midor Ledor; Genetics and Genetic Diseases; Jewish Legal and Ethical perspectives

Dr. Deena Zimmerman

Detailed description  of ethical and halachic implications of Jewish genetic diseases.   The challenges of a family unit that cares for a child with disabilities.

Monica & David

Alexandra Codina

A film portraying  the love story of 2 adults with down syndrome and their families who supported them. Marriage, work and the same desires and  wishes to be like everyone else are poignantly expressed.

Nujeen

One girl’s incredible journey from war-torn Syria in a wheelchair.

Nujeen is a teen born with cerebral palsy, whose harrowing journey from war-ravaged Syria to Germany in a  wheelchair is a breathtaking tale of fortitude, grit and hope.

Nujeen Mustafa with Christina Lamb (coauthor of I am Malala)

Waddie Welcome & the Beloved Community

Tom Kohler and Susan Earl

Incredibly  uplifting story of Waddie Welcome, who was born July 4, 1914 in Savannah Georgia. Non-verbal and immobilized in a wheelchair with cerebral palsy, Waddie  effectively created  a sizeable  circle of advocacy around himself.  He successfully  lived with families in  homes  rather than a  hospital bed. Remarkable story.