Schiffer Publishing is pleased to announce the release of Reasons to Smile: Celebrating People Living with Down Syndrome, a compilation of short stories written by or about a loved one living with Down syndrome from writers around the globe. The goal of this book is to create awareness, education, and acceptance for people living with special needs.
This book would be a wonderful tie-in for World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, 2016. Some proceeds from this book will be donated to Tim's Big Heart Foundation, an organization that seeks to help people living with special needs reach their entrepreneurial goals.
This compilation of 56 encouraging and eye-opening short writings by a variety of authors across the globe celebrates the lives of people living with Down syndrome. Together with 56 inspiring “slice of life” photos, these candid true stories, including the renowned “Welcome to Holland,” provide inspiration and connection. Parents and families of children living with Down syndrome will discover a wealth of positivity and valuable guidance. Special education teachers, social workers, mental health professionals, and policy makers will find helpful information and insight from stories regarding behavioral health. And anyone who is looking to learn more about Down syndrome will discover a world full of possibilities they never knew existed.
About the Authors:
Andrea Knauss, Elizabeth Martins, and Anna Knauss are from Philadelphia. Andrea works in the counseling field and loves to garden, Elizabeth works in publishing where she enjoys the written word, and Anna is a fashionista who enjoys performance arts. You can follow along with their journey and this book at www.reasonstosmilestories.com. Keith Harris is the father of Tim Harris, owner of Tim’s Place, the first restaurant in the US owned by a person with Down syndrome.