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This book is about a mother raising a daughter with intellectual disabilities. Overcoming the obstacles of raising a child with disabilities and her main concerns family issues, social services, and experiences with caregivers. The mother is telling her side of the story about her daughter’s disability and how difficult and challenging it is to have a child with a disability. Rachel’s mother shares how she wants her daughter to be normal and be considered normal to others. Her goal for Rachel is to be one of them. How scared she is about her daughter’s future. Will her daughter be intellectually impaired all her life, is she going to be label retarded all her life? Hopefully she’ll get better intellectually, and would there be better days. What are her daughter’s abilities? When Rachel’s mother found out she had intellectual disabilities she did not know what to think of it because she was not familiar with the disability. They had to learn about her disability and learn to accommodate her. They had to learn that Rachel’s different and that they needed to accept that Rachel’s life will be different from everybody else’s. Jane thought that learning and accommodating her …show more content…
Rachel’s mom went through a lot with medical assistant for daughter to have a better life not only were financial cuts being made but people lost interest in Rachel. The media and society loss interest on people with disabilities as they grow older. When they are young people value them and want to help them overcome their obstacles or help them achieve their best potential but once they grow older people seem to forget about them or not pay some much attention. Even if Jane didn’t want to receive social services help she needed it because her daughter’s shots, appointment, therapies, etc... were expensive and if she wanted her daughter to have a better life without difficulty she needed

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