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The Resource Strange beauty : a portrait of my son, Eliza Factor

Strange beauty : a portrait of my son, Eliza Factor

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Strange beauty : a portrait of my son
Title
Strange beauty : a portrait of my son
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Eliza Factor
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eng
Summary
"A unique and hopeful story of how one woman and her family were transformed by her child's multiple disabilities and inability to talk and how she, in turn, transformed a community. This intimate,no-holds barredmemoir shares one family's experiences with a child who is both autistic and physically disabled. It is a story of infectious laughter, blood on the floor, intense physical conflict, and of two little girls growing up in the shadow of their charming and fitful brother. And it is the story of a mother and writer and the illuminating effect of imagining the world through the eyes of her beautiful, charismatic, and nonverbal son, Felix. Felix and his sisters inspire Eliza to start Extreme Kids, a community center that connects families with children with disabilities through the arts and play, andtransformhow she saw herself and the world. She writes of the joy this project brings her, as well as the disconnect of being lauded for helping others at the same time that she cannot help her own son. As Felix grows bigger and stronger, his assaults against himself grow more destructive. When his bruised limbs and face prompt Child Services to investigate the Factors for abuse, Eliza realizes how dangerous her home has become. Strange Beautyis a personal story, but it shines a light on the combustible conditions many families are living in at this moment. The United States offers parents whose children are prone to violence very little help. That Eliza's story ends happily, with Felix thriving at Crotched Mountain School, is due more to luck than policy. There are few such schools and many such children. When children are violent, we fail to account for the internal and external pressures that lead to violence. This is both cruel and counterproductive, for people with disabilities have much to teachus, if we will only listen"--
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Title
Strange beauty
Creator
Summary
A unique and hopeful story of how one woman and her family were transformed by her child's multiple disabilities and inability to talk and how she, in turn, transformed a community
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Biography type
individual biography
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10576487
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 618.92/858820092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RJ506.A9
LC item number
F33 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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a portrait of my son
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a portrait of my son
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Eliza Factor
Strange beauty : a portrait of my son, Eliza Factor
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Strange beauty : a portrait of my son, Eliza Factor
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Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The beginning -- 3. Me and Gino -- 4. Squidish -- 5. Scary elders -- 6. Therapy -- 7. Fort Greene -- 8. Pride -- 9. The downside of body language -- 10. A bigger world -- 11. The warped synthesizer -- 12. Red tape -- 13. Logistics -- 14. An idyll -- 15. Oscar -- 16. The Devil screech -- 17. Slaps and nonces -- 18. An idea -- 19. Doctors -- 20. Extreme Kids & Crew -- 21. Space No. 1 -- 22. The book -- 23. The beast returns -- 24. Religion -- 25. Hanging on -- 26. Discovery -- 27. Placement -- 28. Diminishment -- 290. Crotched Mountain -- Epilogue
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ocn990257479
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781941529720
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2017024577

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