At a time when Jewish institutions are increasingly focused on the inclusion of people with disabilities, Uniquely Human offers a fresh and compassionate approach to autism and other disabilities. Essential reading for all whose lives are touched by a disability or anyone who cares for the welfare of others, this groundbreaking book by Dr. Barry Prizant, an internationally recognized expert, portrays autism not as a tragic disability but as a unique way of being human. Prizant suggests a major shift: Instead of seeing autism and other disabilities as conditions “suffered” by individuals, he sees them as shared human experiences that despite the challenges create opportunities for personal and spiritual growth for all — the affected person, the family, community, and society. Uniquely Human is filled with inspiring stories and practical advice drawn from his four-decade career and offers perspective that readers and audiences will find uplifting and hopeful.
Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism
- From the Publisher
May 19, 2015
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