[mountainstate] Fw: [leadership] [writing blind] FW: Announcing the Release of Two PlusFour Equals One!
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Sun Nov 21 12:07:48 GMT 2010
> Press Release
> For Immediate Release
> November 19, 2010
> Announcing the publication of Two Plus Four Equals One:
> Celebrating the
> Partnership of People with Disabilities and Their Assistance
> Teacher and writer Kathy Nimmer has written and edited this
> anthology of true stories and poems from around the world, just
> in time
> for the holidays!
> ABOUT THE BOOK
> True, vibrant, honest, and emotional, eliciting compassion, joy,
> and love, promoting understanding, acceptance, awareness, and
> hope. Two
> Plus Four Equals One offers over 100 stories and poems written by
> about men, women, and children, all either with disabilities or
> connected to people who have disabilities. Joining them are
> German Shepherds, Poodles, Papillons, Goldens, Shelties,
> Chihuahuas, and
> many other breeds, all trained to assist their disabled handlers.
> blindness to deafness, from mobility issues to psychiatric needs,
> diabetes to autism, the array of disabilities showcased in this
> unforgettable book is as vast as the tasks performed by the
> partners. This book highlights the strength, competence, and
> of both the human and canine participants in an alliance where
> partner is perfect but both together add up to an equation where
> hands/feet/eyes/ears plus four paws equals one magical union.
> PURPOSE AND REACH
> Attention to assistance dogs is growing in todays society.
> people are largely unaware of how these dogs work and what tasks
> perform. This book offers an educational inroad through the
> power of
> personal narrative.
> There is also a great need for inspiration and hope these days,
> something to warm the heart and lift the spirit. Love for dogs
> fundamental in our society. These writings of triumph, teamwork,
> success, and love will warm hearts and encourage hope in readers.
> will come away with a new confidence in the human spirit to
> obstacles and the canine spirit to step into a role of support in
> never before imagined or understood.
> People with disabilities are often segregated from the public at
> Because of issues with transportation, communication, and unfair
> judgments, many disabled people are isolated, unemployed, and
> underutilized. While this book illuminates the working
> between assistance dogs and people with disabilities, it also
> longstanding, unhealthy misperceptions about disability.
> ABOUT THE WRITER/EDITOR
> Kathy Nimmer is an award-winning teacher, author, and
> speaker from West Lafayette, Indiana. In 2006, she won first
> place in
> the Helen Keller International Memoir Competition and published a
> of poetry called Minutes in the Dark, Eternity in the Light. She
> received the Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award in 2004,
> is a
> two-time recipient of the Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship,
> National Board Certification in 2003, and was presented with the
> Apple in 1998. In 2009, she was named a Lilly Distinguished
> giving her the opportunity to pursue a lifelong dream, the
> of which is Two Plus Four Equals One. Blind due to a rare
> disease, Nimmer teaches sophomore English and creative writing at
> Harrison High School in West Lafayette, Indiana.
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