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BOOKS

The Mislabeled Child
From dyslexia and dysgraphia to attention problems and giftedness, The Mislabeled Child: Looking Beyond Behaviour To Find The True Sources And Solutions For Children’s Learning Challenges provides a look at how understanding a child’s brain strengths can be used to overcome obstacles. Many are improperly diagnosed or receive too broad a diagnosis. The author looks to provide helpful resources.
528 pages
$20.00    ISBN: 978-1401308995
Hyperion

Best When Broken
Author Scott Coleman shares his own life-changing story of a teenage accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down. Yet through self-empowerment and the love, prayers, support and encouragement of others, Coleman has found himself living a good life. Readers will be reminded that every moment is a gift.
122 pages
$15.50    ISBN: 978-1449758714
Author Solutions

Healthy Eating for Diabetes
Diabetes is normally associated with a strict and uninteresting diet—so thank goodness for this recipe book, which provides a few simple rules to help those with diabetes enjoy good food. With each delicious recipe approved by a dietician, diabetics can change their diet without giving up flavour. Food lovers will find rich soups, vegetables, meat dishes and delicious desserts that will tickle their taste buds without risking their blood sugar levels.
144 pages
$24.95    ISBN: 978-1552855522
Whitecap Book

WEBSITES

Laci Green
lacigreen.tv
Laci Green is a speaker, educator, and host of Sex+, a YouTube channel focused on body image, gender, sexuality, and health. She also partners with MTV, Discovery Channel, Planned Parenthood and as a speaker at universities across the United States. Her YouTube channel recently surpassed the one-million subscriber mark.

Zoella
www.zoella.co.uk
Though she is known for her fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blogging and vlogging, British YouTube star Zoe Sugg has also written and spoken openly about her struggles with anxiety. She offers help for those who feel the same and have faced similar panic attacks. Zoe has two YouTube channels (zoella and morezoella) with a combined following of over eight million, and has written a new book called Girl Online.

Brené Brown
brenebrown.com
Brené Brown is a social worker, author and renowned TED speaker (her TED talks on vulnerability have been viewed over twenty-one million times). Her website offers resources to find treatment centres, appropriate caregivers and therapists and support groups. She has opened a conversation about vulnerability that presents it as a strength rather than a liability, saying “vulnerability is not weakness.”

VIDEOS

My Name is Khan
This Bollywood movie tells the story of an Indian Muslim man with Asperger’s syndrome and takes place during the difficult times after 9/11. Follow Khan on his journey across the United States to tell the president that “My name is Khan and I am not a terrorist.” Available with subtitles. See trailer at imdb.com.

Athlete
This documentary examines the popularity of endurance sports by profiling four athletes: a cancer survivor, a senior citizen who is blind, and twin sisters. They compete in marathons and triathlons, and invite the audience to re-examine what it means to be called an athlete. See trailer at theathlete-film.com.

Phoebe in Wonderland
Nine-year-old Phoebe is a young girl with Tourette’s syndrome who dreams of having a part in her school’s production of Alice in Wonderland. The play allows the young girl to retreat into
a fantasy world as she struggles with her undiagnosed symptoms. Watch and celebrate with Pheobe and her unconventional drama teacher. See trailer at imdb.com.

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