Circles Of Friends: People with Disabilities and Their Friends  Enrich the Lives of One Another  -     By: Robert Perske
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Circles Of Friends: People with Disabilities and Their Friends Enrich the Lives of One Another

Abingdon Press / 1988 / Paperback

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In this warm, sensitive collection, Robert and Martha Perske offer true stories and issues to ponder, concerning Circles of Friends - friendships between people with disabilities and so-called normals. They show how these circles cut across age groups, generations, and races, and how the hearts and worldviews of everyone can be enriched. The emphasis here is on pure and simple friendship.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 1988
ISBN: 0687083907
ISBN-13: 9780687083909

Publisher's Description

This inspiring book presents a sensitive collection of stories about people with disabilities and their friends enriching the lives of one another. Beautifully illustrated.

Author Bio

Robert is widely known for his work on behalf of people with disabilities. In 1968 he received a Rosemary Dybwad International Award, enabling him to travel and study attitudes toward people with disabilities throughout Sweden and Denmakr. In 1987 he and Martha Perske shared the Healing Community Arts & Letters Award at the United Nations in New York. The Perskes have collaborated on two major reports to U.S. presidents: Mental Retardation: The Leading Edge, for President Carter; and, in cooperation with others, Mental Retardation: Century of Decision, for President Nixon.

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