Since Owen: A Parent-to-Parent Guide for Care of the Disabled Child.
A 30-year struggle to cope and an ongoing search for answers to his
son's multiple disabilities--which remain undiagnosed--form the
groundwork of the author's book. An educator and father fo six
children, Callanan draws on his extensive experience of life "since
Owen" in this resources for other oftenoverwhelmed parents of
disabled children. He identifies the issues, points out where to turn
and how to move through mazes (hospitals, agencies and services, for
starters), how to live with oneself and others, and how to create
opportunity through action. He spells out the procedures of pursuing
every child's legal right to an appropriate education, as well as
for constantly developing independence in the disabled child who will
one day move out of the education system into the adult world.