Yantra Bertelli

Education

B.A., The Evergreen State College, 2003
MiT, Seattle University, 2012

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My Baby Rides the Short BusPublication Type

Non-Fiction

Latest Publication Title

My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities, PM Press, 2009

Publication Excerpt

In lives where there is a new diagnosis or drama every day, the stories in this collection provide parents of “special needs” kids with a welcome chuckle, a rock to stand on, and a moment of reality held far enough from the heart to see clearly. Featuring works by “alternative” parents who have attempted to move away from mainstream thought--or remove its influence altogether--this anthology, taken as a whole, carefully considers the implications of parenting while raising children with disabilities.

From professional writers to novice storytellers including Robert Rummel-Hudson, Ayun Halliday, and Kerry Cohen, this assortment of authentic, shared experiences from parents at the fringe of the fringes is a partial antidote to the stories that misrepresent, ridicule, and objectify disabled kids and their parents.