America, the CRPD, and the Worldwide Plight of Disabled ChildrenA new United Nations report, “The State of the World’s Children“, finds that children with disabilities are the least likely to receive health care or go to school and are among the most vulnerable to violence, abuse and neglect. With the most recent data available suggesting that 1 in 20 children aged 14 or younger (approximately 93 000 000) has a disability. it’s clear that we’re in the middle of a child welfare crisis.
by Sarah Levis
by Sarah Levis
Barb Rentenbach’s funny, poignant and beautiful must-read book, I Might Be You: An Exploration of Autism and Connection, is now available as an audiobook.
Barb writes with a sharp-witted, R-rated, take-no-prisoners eloquence. She is brutally honest in her description of her life. No topic is off limits. For anyone who has ever felt marginalized, didn’t “fit in,” or felt judged, criticized, rejected or misunderstood, this book will resonate. I Might Be You is about how we are more alike than not.
Barb typed, “Being heard may be as close to helping to cure all that ails ya as one prescription gets.” I agree. As a psychologist, I get a daily front row seat to this truth. What I find most remarkable about Barb is not her spectacular growing wisdom, wit, or even her gifted powers of perception. It’s her patience that I think is unparalleled. This book literally took her over 10 years to write, one disappointment, milestone, and letter at a time. No one book or person has taught me more. Barb is my favorite author and teacher.