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I Can't Walk but I Can Crawl

I Can't Walk but I Can Crawl
A Long Life with Cerebral Palsy

August 2005 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

`As well as being of interest to educators, Joan Ross's autobiography would be would be worth including as a text for pupils following citizenship curriculum in secondary schools' - SENCO Update

Joan is an adult with cerebral palsy who grew up when compulsory education was not in place for all children. Her memories of her childhood before inclusion, her development as a teenager and her adult life are chronicled without sentiment and this book offers the reader an autobiography of someone who lives with a significant disability.

The book is supported by SCOPE who have provided an introduction and informative commentary about cerebral palsy.

The book is of general interest and offers information and inspiration to Scope members and those whose lives are touched by CP.

A New Life
School Days
See the Child, not the Disability
My New Treatment
Queen Mary's in Surrey
Little Miss Mischief
Vale Road School
Rewarding Times
Girl Guides
Moving On
More Education Please
My Own Brownie Pack
Bus Rides
I Want to Learn to Drive
Going on Holiday by Car
In Pursuit of a Teaching career
Middlesex Polytechnic
Seeking Employment
A Real Job
Haringey Disability Association
Changing Cars
My Small Corner
Concern Over My Parent's Health
Problems at Home
Voluntary Work
A Break from Caring
Some Drastic Action
Vancouver and Susy From Hackney

'This is not a book about compromise but about meeting challenges with positive solutions... [it] is not overly sentimental and provides a useful social history of living with a significant disability in the twentieth century' - British Journal of Special Education

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ISBN: 9781412918725

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