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Arts Calling Podcast: Author Catherine Shields




Do you either have a child with disabilities, or know someone who does? If so, you might want to check out the Arts Calling podcast featuring Catherine Shields, author of THE SHAPE OF NORMAL: PARENTING, DISABILITIES AND SELF-DISCOVERY, which will be published in November.


Cathy is such a down-to-earth person when telling her story, one that many of us share at some level: we expect our lives to go one way, and they go the other.


In Cathy’s case, one of her three girls was born with cerebral palsy. At first Cathy, a teacher, assumed she and other specialists would be able to “fix” the situation through various therapies and educational efforts. After fully realizing the extent of her daughter’s developmental delay, however, she understood her task: she didn’t need to fix her daughter, but instead adjust her own attitude and accept her daughter for who she is.


This is a really great story, and as always, host Jaime Alejandro asks all of the right questions that show how far the author went to share her enlightenment with others.


You can also find Cathy via her Facebook page.


Have you ever felt like that, of expecting one thing and having the opposite occur?


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