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Chasing Normal - A Guide for the Newly Disabled

Author: Dinah Chaudoir Federer

Published: 2009-04-02 : (Rev. 2010-07-11)

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Chasing Normal - A Guide For The Newly Disabled And For Those Who Love Them.

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Chasing Normal - A New Resource for the Newly Disabled

Author, Dinah Chaudoir Federer has released her new book: Chasing Normal - A Guide For The Newly Disabled And For Those Who Love Them to help the newly disabled navigate the long and winding road that comes with adjusting to a new disability.

Chasing Normal uses the author's personal and professional experiences to help people survive and learn to thrive with disability challenges. She addresses topics such as feeling fragile, dealing with failure, and talking about the 'Big IT' and suggestions are provided to assist the reader in moving through these emotionally trying situations.

"We have people surviving illnesses and accidents at increasingly higher rates thanks to medical advances; and combat survivors are also growing in unprecedented numbers" says Chaudoir Federer.

She wrote the book to support those who suddenly find themselves trying to weave their way through the dizzying mine field of doctors, therapists, loss of functioning, family fears and personal terror.

Chaudoir-Federer has worked in the field of vocational rehabilitation for over 20 years. She herself grew up with a mobility impairment and then developed a secondary chronic pain issue at age 35. Her message to herself, her clients, and their families is simple and clear: "There is life after disability."

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