Who's The Slow Learner?

Who's The Slow Learner?

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Sean McElwee has lived a rich extracurricular life. As a student, he played every sport offered, joined Cub Scouts, attended dances, and even dated a celebrity. Sean, who has Down syndrome, functions according to a combination of the a€œita€™s easier to gain forgiveness than permissiona€ principle and the Nike tag line, a€œJust Do It!a€ Whoa€™s the Slow Learner? Adventures in Independence offers a series of poignant and often hilarious anecdotes about Sean and his parents as they support and facilitate Seana€™s life skills education at home through extracurricular activities. Follow along as he learns housekeeping skills and money management and moves on through his transition program and community college classes. Seana€™s antics will keep you smiling, while others may scare you as he exerts his independencea€”at times without his parentsa€™ knowledge or permission. Riding the bus, creative spending sprees, dating, moving into a supported living apartment and back home, and obtaining his first paid joba€”these stories will both entertain and inspire. In this triumphant sequel to Whoa€™s the Slow Learner? A Chronicle of Inclusion and Exclusion, we follow Seana€™s journey to independent adulthood as his parents give him more freedom and responsibility while learning what he is truly capable of achieving.The unmistakable odor of microwave popcorn being poppeda€”and I anticipated the next odor to be the unmistakable ... of the vent-mounted microwave, carefully avoiding the burners on the oven below, and removing a perfectly popped bag of anbsp;...

Title:Who's The Slow Learner?
Author: Sandra Assimotos McElwee
Publisher:Outskirts Press - 2015-03-25

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