University of Cincinnati's Special Education Department has made Paul Daugherty's An Uncomplicated Life: A Father's Memoir of His Exceptional Daughter required reading!
Paul’s book is an exhilarating and funny love letter to Jillian, his daughter with Down syndrome, recounting tales from her mischievous childhood, through high school and college, and up to the present day, as Jillian works to support herself, and is engaged to the love of her life. Through her unmitigated love for others, her sparkling charisma, and her boundless capacity for joy, Jillian has inspired those around her to live better and more fully.
Praise from University of Cincinnati:
“Paul Daugherty recently made several presentations at our request at the University of Cincinnati and shared his book An Uncomplicated Life with faculty and students. As a result, the special education program has decided that his powerful story is essential reading for all future teachers. The book will be read by ALL Early Childhood, Middle School, Secondary & Special Education teacher candidates who enroll in the required course—Individuals with Exceptionalities. Paul's book offers important parent perspective to future educators and fosters essential collaboration between educators and parents.”—Karen S. Troup M.Ed., Special Education Program Coordinator, School of Education, University of Cincinnati
To read more about the book, please click here.