Students explore disabilities as part of awareness effort
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 8 Feb 2007, p. 33, 34

Irv Leavitt
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Disability Awareness Week was held in January with presentations to show parents, teachers and students what it's like to face the challengs of a disability. Presentation of Joel Berman described. Berman lost a leg in a train accident 21 years ago and now owns Adaptive Adventures, a nonprofit firm that eases the disabled into athletics. James Williams, 18, of Northbrook who has autism, also gave a presentation. Williams is the author of "Jack Lack" a comic novel about an 11-year-old autistic boy. He also co-authored "The Self-Help Guide for Special Kids and Their Parents." Comments by Veronique Frede, mother of Hannah, 6, a Central School first-grader with autism. Bobbi Goldman, mother of a 9-year-old boy with autism who attends Romona School, was another presenter.

Photograph Joel Berman of Wilmette with students at Central School
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8 Feb 2007
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Berman, Joel
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Williams, James
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Students explore disabilities as part of awareness effort