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Rebecca's Trust



When Rebecca started school I looked for a book for her classmates, something that would introduce 'ability/disability' to them. I found nothing that covered Rebecca's level of disability.

After several weeks I decided to write one myself.

It is written with five-year-olds in mind, and strives to introduce some basic concepts:

Rebecca is more like her classmates then different from them
Rebecca has friends, and it is OK to be friends with her
Rebecca had wide interests, likes and dislikes
Rebecca had a family and an extended family
Rebecca is learning the same school subjects
Rebecca has several methods of communication, and there will be others in the future
There are some differences, for example her food, cloth to keep her clothes clean, flotation jacket for swimming

I hope you enjoy 'Rebecca's Gift'.