Sep 20


What happens when love is no longer enough? Jane Bernstein thought that learning to accept her daughter’s disabilities meant her struggles were over. But as Rachel grew up and needed more than a parent’s devotion, both mother and daughter were confronted with formidable obstacles. Rachel in the World, which begins in Rachel’s fifth year and ends when she turns twenty-two, tells of their barriers and successes with the same honesty and humor that made Loving Rachel, Bernstein’s first memo…

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Jun 26

The incredible story of a family with an autistic son, Dale, who conquers his disability thanks to the special bond he forms with Henry, a golden retriever puppy. More >>

A Friend Like Henry: The Remarkable True Story of an Autistic Boy and the Dog That Unlocked His World

Jun 05

The Lives They Left Behind is a deeply moving testament to the human side of mental illness, and of the narrow margin which so often separates the sane from the mad.  It is a remarkable portrait, too, of the life of a psychiatric asylum–the sort of community in which, for better and for worse, hundreds of thousands of people lived out their lives. Darby Penney and Peter Stastny’s careful historical (almost archaeological) and biographical reconstructions… More >>

The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic

Jun 03

“What makes this journey so inspiring is Mooney’s transcendent humor; the self he has become does not turn away from old pain but can laugh at it, make fun of it, make it into something beautiful.”
-Los Angeles Times
Labeled “dyslexic and profoundly learning disabled,” Jonathan Mooney was a “short-bus rider”, a derogatory term used for kids in special education. To learn how others had moved beyond labels, he bought his own short bus and set out cross-co… More >>

The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal

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