New Book “Beside You” Shares Rich Lessons About Having a Child with Down Syndrome and Autism
Scheduled for release on October 1 marking the start of Down Syndrome Awareness Month
ATLANTA, September 22, 2021 / PRNewswire / – More than 450,000 people with Down syndrome live in the United States alone. Add to that the family members and the professionals who live by their side, and more than 2 million people face this diagnosis every day.
Kimberly L. Sanders, of which his son Lukas has a double diagnosis of Down’s syndrome and autism, knows it too well. In his first book, By your side, Sanders generously shares unpredictable struggles and rich lessons learned from Lukas. By your side is scheduled for release on October 1st, marking the beginning of Down’s Syndrome Awareness Month. Available for pre-order now, the dissertation will be in paperback for $ 14.99 To Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other booksellers, and will be available as an eBook exclusively on Amazon for $ 6.99.
Sanders is on a mission to change the narrative around Down syndrome. She says, “I want parents to know that a diagnosis of Down’s syndrome can be bad news, but it’s not bad news. We receive a deeply deep, painful and beautiful gift when we welcome a person with Down syndrome into our home. our life. We need those who came before us to remind us of this truth. “
Sanders naively imagined motherhood as a serene stroll beside her children; However, she found that it was more often about struggles and ultimately an invitation to sit next to her children in the mud and mystery. In a company that celebrates big platforms, bold voices, and swift action, Sanders shares that Lukas reveals the beauty found in small wins, speechless speaking and slow, hard-won transformations.
By your side is a powerful and graceful memoir told in vignettes, spanning the first 10 years of Lukas’ life. It gives you a glimpse behind the curtain of the sacred space of a mother’s tender and resilient heart. It is a story full of hope. In By your side, Kimberly shares how Lukas shed light on her own special needs – ones we all share, but often try to dismiss or hide. Yet it is these same needs that lead us to the table where our crumbs multiply, and an unexpected feast awaits us.
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By your side Details:
Brooch??: 214 pages
Publisher: Heavenly Light Press, an imprint of BookLogix
On Kimberly L. Sanders:
Sanders attended Indiana University and received his BA in English and Theater. She later obtained her Master of Arts in Teaching from Wheaton College. She worked as an actress in Chicago then taught high school English for 14 years. Sanders incorporated these passions when she adapted and produced literary works for the stage. She now conducts “Listen My life“groups in Sanibel, Florida, where she currently lives with her family. For more information, visit KimberlyLSanders.com Where @kimberlylsanders on Instagram.
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