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Donation to APL gives Austin an essential special needs parenting resource

All Austin Public Libraries now have 'The Special Needs Parent Handbook' on neighborhood branch shelves.
book cover photo, media release

In a sea of resources for parents of children with special needs it can be daunting to know where to begin. Due to a recent donation to the Austin Public Library from Drive4Rebecca, a FREE, accessible, and informative handbook is a great place to start.

The Special Needs Parent Handbook : Critical Strategies and Practical Advice to Help You Survive and Thrive is now available at your Austin neighborhood branch. All neighborhood branches have one new copy. Faulk Central Library has two copies on its shelves.

Handbook Highlights:

  • Keeping the Family Together
  • Finding Babysitters
  • In the Community
  • The Best Doctors
  • Planning for the Future
  • Staying Healthy
  • Advocating for Your Child
  • Taking Small Steps
  • Helpful forms
  • Much more! user review,

This book is an amazing reference for parents of children with special needs! It is easy to read, gives great advice, and is touching to see how far this family has gone to help Rebecca and other children with special needs! ~Abby, parent

Drive4Rebecca is propelled by two clear goals:

1) Helping parents to help their children with special needs.
2) Helping to advance educational and medical research for autism

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Watch: Drive4Rebecca founder Jonathan L. Singer and the Trailer for Fall 2012 Movie 'Driven'

If you wish to purchase a personal copy of the Special Needs Parent Handbook, 100% of the proceeds will go to Advocacy for All, a "new initiative of Drive4Rebecca to help families advocate more effectively on behalf of their children with special needs."

APL Press release contact: Kanya Lyons | (512) 974-7379


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