Capable: A Story of Triumph For Children the World has Judged as Different (Paperback)
-TEMPLE GRANDIN, Author of The Autistic Brain and Thinking in Pictures
A true-life account, spanning birth to adulthood, that illustrates what happens when one mom unleashes the power of expectations.
MONTHS AFTER HIS BIRTH, Jack remained listless, on a ventilator, without muscle tone. When he was eventually diagnosed with a rare genetic syndrome, all Deborah heard were predictions of what he would not be able to do. She was free-falling, weighed down by a toxic brew of helplessness, anger, and fear. Capable provides flesh and blood inspiration for any parent who has been told that their child is, by some measure, "less than."This memoir will conjure tears and laughter as you witness Deborah juggling the competing emotions of despair, heartbreak, and euphoria that came with raising her son as "typical." Told with humor, passion, and disarming candor, Capable has you rooting for Jack while providing a road map for fearlessly parenting your own child.