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I'm Staying at Richard's: Raising the Exceptional Son I Never Expected

Bernadette Agius

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Atria
01 September 2019
Biography; Memoirs
When Bernadette Agius-an ambitious woman with a busy career in Australian publishing-became pregnant, she imagined her unborn child attending the best schools and dazzling everyone with his impressive wit, charm, and intelligence. But when the doctors placed her baby boy in her arms and told Bernadette he had Down syndrome, those dreams instantly disappeared.

While her first impulse was to fight against this new reality, she soon found the strength to become the champion her son, Richard, would need and deserved. With the help of her husband and a newfound village of professionals, Bernadette forged a new life, discovering along the way that everyone has a different version of normal. Ultimately Richard, now thirty, was able to defy expectation and become an independent adult.

Grounded in love, offering a message of hope, and told with humor and honesty, I'm Staying at Richard's shines a light on the fierce, unwavering love of a mother for her son.
By:   Bernadette Agius
Imprint:   Atria
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 213mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   147g
ISBN:   9781501174568
ISBN 10:   1501174568
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   01 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Bernadette Agius has been the successful publisher of many self-help titles and is a trained mental health counselor. She is a fierce advocate for people with intellectual disabilities and believes their stories need to be told. Bernadette lives in Australia.

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