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June 06, 2011

My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids With Disabilities

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ABRAHAMBERGMANMD

 

edited by Yantra Bertelli, Jennifer Silverman, and Sarah Talbot, 336 pp, $20, ISBN-13 978-1-60486-109-9, Oakland, California, PM Press, 2009.

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011;165(6):575. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.70

Like most pediatricians, I care for many families of children with various disabilities. In some, I was the one to deliver the initial bad news. Other families came to me having already had their child's disability diagnosed. I also am the mother of a teenager with a traumatic brain injury. I have done my time arguing with insurance companies over coverage for durable medical goods and paying out of pocket for uncovered mental health services. Either way, I like to think that I have been there, done that, and that I am an ally and an advocate for my patients, a provider of solid evidence-based information, a caregiver, and a support. Since being humbled by reading My Baby Rides the Short Bus, I can only hope that this is true.

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