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I'm Staying at Richard's : Raising the Exceptional Son I Never Expected - Bernadette Agius

I'm Staying at Richard's

Raising the Exceptional Son I Never Expected

Paperback Published: 1st September 2019
ISBN: 9781501174568
Number Of Pages: 176

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This inspiring, heartfelt, and powerful Australian memoir by a mother of a child with Down syndrome explores the incredible blessings and challenges of raising a child with disabilities.

When Bernadette Agius—an ambitious woman with a busy career in Australian publishing—became pregnant, she imagined her unborn child attending the best schools and dazzling everyone with his impressive wit, charm, and intelligence. But when the doctors placed her baby boy in her arms and told Bernadette he had Down syndrome, those dreams instantly disappeared.

While her first impulse was to fight against this new reality, she soon found the strength to become the champion her son, Richard, would need and deserved. With the help of her husband and a newfound village of professionals, Bernadette forged a new life, discovering along the way that everyone has a different version of normal. Ultimately Richard, now thirty, was able to defy expectation and become an independent adult.

Grounded in love, offering a message of hope, and told with humor and honesty, I’m Staying at Richard’s shines a light on the fierce, unwavering love of a mother for her son.

About the Author

Bernadette Agius has been the successful publisher of many self-help titles and is currently the Managing Director of Echo Publishing. She is also a trained mental health counselor and a fierce advocate for people with intellectual disabilities as she believes their stories need to be told. Bernadette lives in Australia.

ISBN: 9781501174568
ISBN-10: 1501174568
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st September 2019
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 14.2  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.14

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