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~ Niccolo Machiavelli, historian and writer

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Introducing ... Exceptional Family

I've always been a big fan of the Exceptional Parent magazine. Its got lots of good info on almost every aspect of daily living when you have a child with a disability. Medical research, products available, legal info ... only problem is, its all American. And as is often the case, there never seems to be a Canadian equivalent.

So I was very pleased and surprised to come across the Exceptional Family magazine recently. Yes, Virginia, it is Canadian.

Apparently its a quarterly publication (published four times per year) and has been around for a couple of years.

In her first editorial published in the inaugural issue in the fall of 2005, Aviva set out her mandate as Editor:

As a public resource, Exceptional Family was born to unify the special needs community that often feels isolated, misunderstood and marginalized. As such, it will serve as both a reference and support network for exceptional families in search of validation of their unique emotions, challenges and experiences. In addition to the publication’s parent audience, EF will also serve as a resource for medical and mental-health professionals who wish to be on top of the latest research and developments within the exceptional population.

For his part, Warren who accepted to act as Publisher of the new magazine, describes the venture as “an exciting opportunity to reach out and connect not only with our clients and their families, but to the broader population of exceptional people and service providers.”

He vows to “break the silence and stigma surrounding disabilities…to serve as the communal voice of strength and inspiration.”

I've only read halfway through the Fall 2007 issue but so far I'm pleased. No, its not Exceptional Parent but it is Canadian!

Here are some excerpts from Fall 2007 Issue:
Going the distance

Sexuality in the schoolyard

Dentistry for Exceptional Families

Cracking the code

From The Editor: At the risk of sounding cliché

1 comment:

LawSchoolBlogger said...

It's got a great cover too.