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Magic Moments: Twelve Little Stories About Disability, Family and Fairly Normal Life

These short essays embrace the joys and challenges of family life, from major milestones to fleeting, yet magical, moments. Whether they’re about facing down judgy parents, fielding absurd wheelchair remarks, surviving home renovations, even battling parking spaces during holiday shopping season, these stories are told with humour and heartfelt emotion. [read more]

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Raising a Kid with Special Needs:
The Complete Canadian Guide
Key Porter Books

Up to 20 per cent of Canadian families are raising a child with special needs. Until now, there hasn't been a complete, comprehensive yet friendly guide written especially for these families. But this new book will answer your questions, pass on must-have info and strategies, point you towards invaluable Canadian resources – and raise your spirits. [read more]

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After Disability:
A Guide to Getting on with Life
Key Porter Books

A sudden disability can seem devastating, but it doesn’t have to spell the end of a full and quality life. After Disability is an all-inclusive, easy-to-follow guide for men and women learning to live with spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, arthritis or other disabling conditions. It's also an invaluable resource for loved ones. [read more]

between the coversLisa appears in Global Chorus: 365 Voices on the Future of the Planet (Rocky Mountain Books), a collection of brief essays on our environmental future. Other contributors include Stephen Hawking, Nelson Mandela, Jane Goodall, Farley Mowat, Temple Grandin and the Dalai Lama. Proceeds of sales go to environmental and humanitarian charities.
between the coversRead Lisa’s essay in a collection of true confessions by Canadian writer moms.
Between Interruptions:
Thirty Women Tell the Truth About Motherhood
Edited by Cori Howard
Key Porter Books
“Lisa Bendall writes poignantly in ‘Only One’ of her sadness and guilt at having only one child. Bendall is married to Ian, a quadriplegic who ‘could knock up a girl with the best of them.’ Nevertheless, ‘in the throes of [a] painful epiphany, I fully understood ... that if we had two kids, vital parts of our lives would suffer more than I could imagine.’”
Review in The Globe and Mail

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