Count Us in: Growing Up with Down Syndrome (A Harvest Book)

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Two young Down's syndrome patients discuss their experiences growing up with a developmental disability, and reveal their thoughts and feelings on friendship, school, careers, marriage, independence, and other topics.

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Awards won by COUNT US IN: GROWING UP WITH DOWN SYNDROME
The awards that COUNT US IN:GROWING UP WITH DOWN SYNDROME has won to date are:(1) - the EDI Award from National Easter Seal Society [EDI stands for Equality, Dignity and Independence of people with disabilities] This award was given at a huge black-tie ceremony at the New York Hilton in October 1994. The award was presented by Heather Whitestone, Miss America and actress Marlee Matlin.....(2) - the Media Award from the National Down Syndrome Congress. This award was presented at the annual NDSC Convention in Minneapolis August 1995.....(3) - Special Merit Award from the Media Access Office of the California Governor¹s Committee on Employment of Disabled Persons. This is an award which recognizes representations of people with disabilities in the media. It was awarded at a big black-tie ceremony in Los Angeles that Jason and Mitchell attended. By interesting coincidence, this award was also presented by Heather Whitestone, Miss America. ...(4) - Honorable Mention from National Rehabilitation Week - This award recognizes positive media representation of people with disabilities. Mitchell picked up this award for both of the boys (Jason couldn¹t attend) at a ceremony in Pennsylvania.....(5) - Media Award from TASH (The Association for People with Severe Handicaps) - very prestigious award in the disability community. Mitchell picked this one up also at a ceremony in Atlanta. ....(6) - Washington Irving Book Award - Washington Irving list of the Best Books of 1993-4 by the Westchester Library Association. ....(7) - COUNT US IN was chosen one of the Best Books of 1994 for Teenagers by the New York Public Library. This is a list of the best books of the year which is distributed all over the US and internationally. (This is an extremely prestigious recognition.)...(8) - COUNT US IN was selected for the Recommended Reading List for High School Students by the New York State Department of Education.....(9)In addition, COUNT US IN has its own web page on the World Wide Web. Its address is: http://brugold.com/count.html

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