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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-917134-3
    • 8.5 x 11.0 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 24 pages
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    • 978-1-03-917135-0
    • 8.5 x 11.0 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 24 pages
  • Keywords
    • brothers,
    • learn about disabilities,
    • children with disabilities,
    • inclusiveness,
    • developmental delays,
    • big brother and little brother,
    • bond between siblings

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Special Adventures with My Little Brother
by Annie Beckett

Harrison and his little brother, Thomas, like to do lots of things together—especially things that go fast. They like to play robots; Thomas uses a stander. They like to ride go-carts. Vroom! Vroom! Time to catch the bad guys! They like to pretend to be in a rocket ship; Thomas uses a gait trainer. One, two, three, blast off! They’re headed for the moon! Harrison knows how to make exercise and therapy fun for Thomas, and for himself as well. He uses his imagination to make every day an adventure. At bedtime, Harrison gives Thomas a kiss on the forehead. He can hardly wait for tomorrow to have more special adventures with his little brother. Thomas needs some special equipment to help him get stronger so he can move and play with Harrison. This book contains educational notes on each page for parents and caregivers. The names and uses of various pieces of assistive technology that are depicted on each page are explained, allowing parents and caregivers to engage in discussion with their children so they can learn about inclusion. This book aims to change the narrative of disability from meaning “cannot” to meaning “can in modified ways.” With greater understanding comes greater empathy and inclusion throughout a child’s life.

Annie Beckett is a high school teacher with a vested interest in the departments of special education and physical education. She played university level hockey at the University of Toronto, and won a gold medal representing Team Canada at the World University Games in Harbin, China. Beckett lives in Dundas, Ontario, with her husband Jay and their two children, Harrison (three and a half) and Thomas (almost two). She wrote this book about the special bond between her boys to help children learn more about disabilities and inclusion.


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