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作       者:Ford, Anne

出  版  社:Newmarket Press

出版时间:2009-08-01

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An indispensable guide to the special challenges faced by parents of learning-disabled children as they enter adulthood, by the author of Laughing Allegra, a leading activist and parent of an adult child with LD.In 2003 Anne Ford (great-granddaughter of Henry Ford) published Laughing Allegra, about the struggles of raising her learning-disabled daughter, and received a flood of letters from parents of children with LD, ADD, and ADHD, many expressing concerns about what to do as their children age.On Their Own is an invaluable road map to ease these parents' fears and answer their questions, especially the one that haunts them daily: Will or can their child be on their own, and howIn a candid, sympathetic style, laced with real-life stories, the book covers such topics as: Social skills and dating Staying healthy Sibling relationships Interaction with employers and co-workers Job hunting Finding the right college or trade school Estate planning Also included are a comprehensive resource guide and exclusive interviews with prominent professionals who have surmounted their learning disabilities: CEO's Sir Richard Branson, John Chambers, David Neeleman, and Charles Schwab, and former governor Gaston Caperton.
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Cover

Praise

Table of Contents

Title Page

Foreword

Introduction

PART I - The Adult with Learning Disabilities

1 - “So What Is It?”

THE TROUBLE WITH “LEARNING”

2 - Signs and Symptoms

SIGNS OF LD IN ADULTS

HOW TO GET TESTED FOR LD AND WHY

QUESTIONS TO ASK IN AN EVALUATION

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

WHERE TO FIND A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL

3 - Allegra: A Portrait of My Daughter

ON THEIR OWN

PART II - Relationships

4 - The Parent-Child Bond: Learning to Let Go

THE PARENT OF THE DIAGNOSED CHILD VS. THE PARENT OF THE UNDIAGNOSED CHILD

THE FINE ART OF BITING YOUR TONGUE

HEART-TO-HEART

LESSONS LEARNED—A CHECKLIST OF REALITIES

5 - Brothers and Sisters

THE PRODIGAL SON

THE FUTURE AND THE NON-LD SIBLING

A MESSAGE FOR BROTHERS AND SISTERS

6 - Friends

THE MYTH OF THE LONER

THE NUANCES OF FRIENDSHIP

A PARENT’S ROLE IN FRIENDSHIP

THE CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF A FRIENDSHIP

7 - Dating

IMMATURITY

INTERNET DATING

SUPPORT GROUPS AND SOCIAL CLUBS

8 - Marriage and Parenting

THE GENETICS OF LD

WHAT IS A CHROMOSOME?

CHROMOSOMAL ABNORMALITIES

THE EGG AND SPERM CELLS

A GRANDPARENT’S CONCERN

PART III - After High-School Graduation Day: The College Student with LD and ADHD

9 - Is College an Option?

10 - Before Graduation Day: Transitions from High School

THE IEP: A PLAN OF ACTION

THE IEP DIPLOMA OBJECTIVE

THE IEP: TRANSITION SERVICES

USING THE IEP

11 - The Fearful Student: Finding Your Child’s Interests

THE KEY OF LIFE: FINDING YOUR CHILD’S INTERESTS

INTEREST INVENTORY

12 - LD, ADHD, and the SAT

THE SAT AND STUDENTS WITH LD AND ADHD

13 - How to Find the Right College

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

ADMISSION STANDARDS AND DISCLOSURE

ABOUT COMMUNITY COLLEGES

14 - Financial Aid

FAFSA: THE FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID

FINANCIAL NEED

OTHER SOURCES OF FUNDING

15 - The GED: A Second Chance

THE GED AND FORM L-15

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION (ABE)

16 - The College Student with LD or ADHD

SELF-ADVOCACY

PRACTICE SELF-ADVOCACY

COLLEGE SUPPORT SERVICES

COLLEGE LIFE

17 - The Helicopter Parent

PART IV - On the Job: Employing the Adult with LD and ADHD

18 - Defining Success

Self-Awareness

Proactivity

Perseverance

Goal Setting

Effective Support Systems

Emotional Coping Strategies

Creativity

19 - Business 101

THE FIRST JOB IS FINDING A JOB

THE RESUME AND COVER LETTER

THE INTERVIEW

DISCLOSING A LEARNING DISABILITY

DISCLOSURE AND THE LAW

HOW TO DISCLOSE

THE DEFINITION OF “REASONABLE”

HOW TO DETERMINE THE NEEDED ACCOMMODATIONS

20 - “Show Me Spark!”: Corporate America and the Adult with LD

“IT ALL COMES DOWN TO PERFORMANCE”

SOCIAL SKILLS ON THE JOB

OPPORTUNITIES IN CORPORATE AMERICA

21 - Motivation

THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL

LIFE COACHING

“WHAT YOU PAY ATTENTION TO GROWS”

HOW TO FIND A LIFE COACH

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

VOLUNTEER WORK

PART V - Managing on Their Own: Life Concerns for the Adult with LD and ADHD

22 - Staying Healthy

PHYSICAL HEALTH

MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH

ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE

23 - Medication and ADHD

24 - The Fine Print

FINANCE AND DEBT

FROM HERE TO THERE: GETTING AROUND

25 - Estate Planning

OUR OLD FRIEND DENIAL

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WILL AND A SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST

SETTING UP A SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST

LETTER OF INTENT

THE EMOTIONAL SIDE OF ESTATE PLANNING

PART VI - Interviews: Advice for Parents from Prominent People with LD

Introduction - Betsy Morris

Sir Richard Branson - Chairman and CEO, Virgin Group

FIND OUT WHAT YOU LOVE TO DO

FIND THE RIGHT KIND OF PEOPLE TO WORK WITH

Gaston Caperton - President, College Board, former Governor of West Virginia

John Chambers - President and CEO, Cisco Systems

ADVICE FOR PARENTS OF A HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENT

THE BENEFITS OF TECHNOLOGY

FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU CAN DO AND WHAT YOU CAN’T

THE BETTER PREPARED YOU ARE, THE LUCKIER YOU GET

David Neeleman - Founder and CEO, JetBlue Airways

THE BENEFITS (AND CONTROVERSIES) OF MEDICATION

THE LD ADULT IN THE WORKPLACE

Charles Schwab - Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Charles Schwab & Co.

EPILOGUE

Acknowledgements

Resource Guide

Index

About the Authors

Also by Anne Ford

Copyright Page

About the Publisher

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