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Greater Expectations: Living with Down syndrome in the 21st century

Written by Jan Gothard


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Down syndrome is the most common cause of intellectual disability in Australia and renowned child health expert Professor Fiona Stanley calls Greater Expectations THE book to read if you have a child with Down syndrome.

Based on more than sixty personal interviews and supported by scholarly research, the book shows the varied attitudes and approaches which together make up the rich experience of living with Down syndrome in a changing society.

This moving, partly autobiographical, account is a must for all those people – parents, teachers, health professionals and policy makers – who make choices that affect people with Down syndrome.

All author royalties generated from the sale of this book go to the Down Syndrome Association of Western Australia.

ISBN 9781921361777 (Paperback)
Formats B+ Format (208 x 140mm) (Paperback)
Categories Food & Health
Non Fiction
Current Affairs, Culture & Social History
Pages 368
Publication Year 2011
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
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    Jan Gothard

    Jan Gothard is Associate Professor in Australian history at Murdoch University. She teaches units in Australian/Asian relations; oral history and interviewing; and Australian environmental history. Gothard has three daughters and lives in Fremantle, Western Australia. She has had a long-term interest in disability since the birth of her daughter with Down syndrome in 1992. Gothard has had a longstanding interest in oral history and she is the former editor of Oral History Association of Australia Journal. Read more