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Listen to Our Stories: Words, Pictures, and Songs by Young People with Disabilities
Listen to Our Stories: Words, Pictures, and Songs by Young People with Disabilities

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Index of Disabilities

To locate the stories of young people with particular disabilities, click on the story title that follows the name of the disability you are interested in. This will bring you to the story’s full text. When a disability is followed by more than one title, the stories are listed in the order of their appearance in the anthology.

Note that this index is not exhaustive: generally, only contributors’ primary disabilities are listed.

Acquired brain injury (ABI):I Change My Stories for Speaking”; “Smell the Roses”; “Pictures Talk Best

Anxiety:A Child with No Family”; “Where They Would Be Safe, They Perish

Apert’s syndrome: It’s No Big Deal

Aphasia:I Change My Stories for Speaking”; “Pictures Talk Best

Attention deficit disorder (ADD): A Child with No Family

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD):Pictures Talk Best”; “The Gift of Tourette

Blindness: Every Day I Learn New Things”; “Sometimes I Need a Little
Talkin’ To

Burn injury:Back Home with My Family

Cardiac anomaly:Pictures Talk Best

Cavernous hemangioma:Smell the Roses

Centronuclear myopathy:I Just Kind of Live with It

Cerebral palsy (CP):They Stick to Me like Magnets”; “I Wish I Could Be as Powerful as Lightning

Chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS) (also known as chronic fatigue syndrome or CFS):What Does Being Sick Look like, Anyways??”; “An Uncharted Journey

Chronic pain:What Does Being Sick Look like, Anyways??”; “An Uncharted Journey

Cleft lip and palate: I’ve Just Never Felt Beautiful

Cognitive disability:I Feel Happy Being Here”; “I Change My Stories for Speaking”; “Sometimes I Need a Little Talkin’ To”; “Two Boys between Two Lands

Craniofacial condition:It’s No Big Deal”; “I’ve Just Never Felt Beautiful

Deafness: Excuse Me, I’m Deaf!”; “I’m Proud of Being Deaf

Depression:A Child with No Family”; “The Gift of Tourette”; “Where They Would Be Safe, They Perish

Down syndrome:Wonderful Gifts of Mine”; “My Privacy World

Epilepsy:Pictures Talk Best”; “A Winning Kid

Facial condition: Back Home with My Family

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS):An Uncharted Journey

Hand anomaly:It’s No Big Deal

HIV/AIDS:I Want to Be at That Victory Party

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA):An Uncharted Journey

Learning disability (LD):Smell the Roses”; “I Wish I Could Be as Powerful as Lightning”; “The Gift of Tourette”; “A Winning Kid

Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS): The Blue Dot

Muscular dystrophy (MD): I Just Kind of Live with It

Myotubular myopathy:I Just Kind of Live with It

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD): The Gift of Tourette

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI):That’s How I Got Egg on My Head and Other Adventures

Panic disorder:Me and the Sick Feeling

Seizure disorder: Pictures Talk Best”; “A Winning Kid

Stroke: Pictures Talk Best

Tourette syndrome:The Gift of Tourette

Traumatic brain injury (TBI):I Change My Stories for Speaking

Williams syndrome: We Sing the Same

 

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INTRODUCTIONACKNOWLEDGMENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS PART 1PART 2PART 3PART 4
RESOURCE LINKS
INDEX CONTACT


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