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Recommendations for reading

Postby kalon_in_ma » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:15 am

I hope this is an appropriate forum for this question...

I am currently writing a novel about a couple who have mild mental retardation. I want to portray them accurately and sympathetically.

Can anyone recommend books or internet sites that collect the life stories of those with mental retardation? I'm not looking for anything too clinical, just the stories of those with MR (or from family members), with enough detail to get a feel for life with a developmental disability.

Thanks in advance,

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Re: Recommendations for reading

Postby salted lipstick » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:09 pm

I'm not sure this forum gets too busy so I'll reply with my suggestion...

I think perhaps you should take a look on amazon. You can search there for books on mental retardation and it will probably come up with a variety of results and some of them will be reviewed by people who have read them and you will be able to preview some of the book also. I have found this to be the most effective way for me to locate resources on the topic of my diagnosis so I am optimistic that you should be able to have some success there also.
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