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The Survival Guide for Kids with Physical Disabilities & Challenges


For many kids with physical disabilities and challenges, the barriers they face go beyond what they can and can’t do with their bodies. Loaded with tools for coping with the intense social, emotional, and academic difficulties these students often must deal with—as well as their secret fears—this book helps kids succeed in and out of the classroom and confidently handle their physical challenges. Friendly illustrations, think-about-it prompts, true-to-life stories gathered from the authors’ decades of experience, and specific tips and advice provide comfort, hope, and supportive guidance.

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ISBN: 978-1-63198-033-6
Reading Level: Grade 5
Interest Level: Ages 8–13
Guided Reading Level: V
Lexile Measure: 850L
Illustrated: two-color, illust.
Trim Size: 6" x  9"
Page Count: 160
Praise for The Survival Guide for Kids with Physical Disabilities & Challenges
The Survival Guide for Kids with Physical Disabilities & Challenges is a must-read for every family that has a child with physical challenges. Filled with practical advice and concrete examples, this book will empower kids to take charge of their own lives, regardless of any obstacles they may face. I wish I had had the book growing up with a physical disability, and I am thankful that millions of kids will now have the benefit of this excellent resource.”—Chuck Aoki, International Paralympic rugby player
“Enthusiastically recommended for every young adult with a physical disability as well as school and public library collections.”—Midwest Book Review
  • 2015 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Silver Medal
  • 2016 Living Now Book Award, Gold Medal
  • 2016 Feathered Quill Book Award, Silver Medal
  • 2016 Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY), Bronze Medal

Download a printable worksheet from the book.

  • Common Core State Standards


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