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Launch of Special by Melanie Dimmitt, Sydney

  • Better Read Than Dead 265 King Street Newtown, NSW, 2042 Australia (map)
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Join Melanie Dimmitt for the launch of Special: antidotes to the obsessions that come with a child’s disability, at Better Read Than Dead, Newtown.

Special is an uplifting, candid companion for those in the early stages of navigating a child’s disability, offering honest, reassuring and relatable insight into a largely unknown (and so, initially terrifying) part of our world. 

It features antidotes to the obsessions at the forefront of a newly minted special-needs parent’s mind: Why has this happened to me? Will I ever stop comparing my child to typical children? How will my relationship survive? Will I be able to work again? Should I have another baby? And the big one: What will my future look like?

Inspired by the author’s own crash-landing into special-needs parenthood, and shaped by her conversations with parents of children with wide-ranging disabilities, alongside professional advice, Special shares stories, guidance and simple coping strategies to soothe and surprise anyone whose life has taken an unexpected turn.

RSVP essential.

More details to come.