More alike than different : my life with down syndrome / David Egan with Kathleen Egan
By: Egan, David.
Contributor(s): Egan, Kathleen.Publisher: Guilford, CT : Prometheus Books, 2020Copyright date: 2020Description: xvi, 148 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781633886285.Subject(s): Egan, David, 1977- | DOWN SYNDROME | AUTOBIOGRAPHY | SELF ADVOCACY | INCLUSIONGenre/Form: Biographies. | Autobiographies.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-148).
A family's determination -- Imagining the possibilities -- Becoming a champion -- Opening doors -- From the playing field to testifying on Capitol Hill -- Employment : "One of them and not just one among them" -- Daring to dream -- A research participant : the upside down -- The power of family and community.
"In this inspiring memoir, David Egan tells his own story, authentically describing a life of maximizing his abilities, as he advocates for himself and for all other people with disabilities. This book is yet another first in a life that has seen many firsts, a life buoyed by an optimistic perspective that refuses to be limited by stereotypes and the low expectations of others"-- Provided by publisher.