When a child has a disability, each member of the family (including siblings) is powerfully affected. Annie talks with author Rachel Simon about her award-winning memoir, Riding the Bus With My Sister. They discuss Rachel’s complex relationship with her sister Beth, an endearing, feisty, and independent woman who has an intellectual disability. They also talk about the Sibling Community and the support and resources they offer families and kids. This unpublished conversation was originally recorded on October 13, 2010.
About Rachel Simon
Rachel Simon is the award-winning author of six books and a nationally-recognized public speaker on issues related to diversity and disability. Her titles include The House on Teacher’s Lane and the bestsellers The Story of Beautiful Girl and Riding The Bus With My Sister. Rachel’s work has been adapted for theater, NPR, the Lifetime Channel, and Hallmark Hall of Fame, whose adaptation of Riding The Bus With My Sister starred Rosie O’Donnell and Andie McDowell, and was directed by Anjelica Huston. Learn more at RachelSimon.com
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