Pre-Order The ABC’s of Ability: an ABC book about the lives of adults with disabilities from Spectrum Press
The ABC’s of Ability: an ABC book about the lives of adults with disabilities
created by SUSAN POWELL, photographs by Larry Wells
in collaboration with Cheryl Fryfield, Siobhan Harris, Sky Hendsbee, Tricia Lins, Peter Russell, Christina Tomingas
Foreword by Annabel Lyon
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Consultant Susan Powell and photographer Larry Wells, both master educators, gathered together a team of adults with developmental disabilities to create a labour of love – an ABC primer that reflects their experiences of work, play and contribution, with their families, friends and co-workers. Photographed in their own homes and neighbourhoods, this singular little book reflects the contemporary experience, joys and challenges of people with disabilities living in the community.
In plain language for both children and new literacy learners the book is a clear and celebratory message to the communities they belong to about their lives. It will be enjoyed by children with special needs, their families, friends and those who support them.
From the foreword, by Annabel Lyon, prize winning author of The Golden Mean and the children’s novel Encore Edie: “Who should read this book? I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the life of someone in their community or family living with a disability. I look forward to sharing it with my children, as a tool to teach them about their uncle’s life.”