From behind the piano : the building of Judith Snow's unique circle of friends / by Jack Pearpoint.
By: Pearpoint, Jack.Publisher: Toronto : Inclusion Press 1994Copyright date: 1990Edition: 3rd edition.Description: ii, 136 p. ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1895418003.Subject(s): Snow, Judith 1949-2014 | Centre for Integrated Education and Community | DISABILITY | SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY | DEINSTITUTIONALISATION | HOME CARE | CIRCLES OF SUPPORT | ADVOCACY | BIOGRAPHY | CANADA | JOSHUA COMMITTEE | CIRCLE OF FRIENDSGenre/Form: Biography.
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Introduction - Judith Snow. - In the Beginning We Met Judith. - Origins of the Joshua Committee. - The Money Hunt. - Life: The Good & the Other. - And Then There was Surgery. - The Wedding. - Circle Activities, Institutions & Attendant Care. - Circles for the Future. - Afterward - John O'Brien. - Appendix 1A: Bradwin Address / J Snow. - Appendix 1B: Medical Synopsis / J. Snow.
"This 136 page book (in the first edition) has become one of our best sellers (15,000 copies). It is used around the world, and is a textbook in many human service programs. It is used by high schools teachers, college professors and as a great human interest story. The book details the personal story of helping Judith Snow move out of an institution and into the community. In the process, a circle of support was born that not only helped Judith, but changed the lives of all involved. The message is powerful and simple: None of us can deal with a crisis alone. The book explains the formation of the "Joshua Committee" as Judith Snow named her Circle of Support. John O'Brien's 10 page afterward is a brilliant essay about the message of hope embedded in the book." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE