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ERIC Number: EJ819604
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Silent Echoes: A Young Author Rewrites the Rules to Transitioning
Stephens, Aaron Notarianni
Exceptional Parent, v38 n10 p24-26 Oct 2008
This article describes Sarah, a young woman with autism from Frederick, Maryland, who made a choice to forgo traditional employment options for people with disabilities and to pursue the seemingly improbable option of becoming an author. Becoming a successful writer can be a dubious prospect for people without disabilities. And yet with talent, passion, and collaboration, Sarah, 24, has managed to pave a way for herself as a poet, essayist, children's author, and advocate. She has been profiled in print and on TV and is the recipient of advocacy awards. Bringing her autism with her has been key to Sarah's hopes and dreams becoming reality. Embracing it. Not hiding it. Not being ashamed of it. Realizing that success can be found within her autism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland