Reasons to Smile (Hardcover)

Celebrating People Living with Down Syndrome

By Andrea Knauss (Editor), Elizabeth Martins (Editor), Keith Harris (Foreword by)

Schiffer Publishing, 9780764350405, 128pp.

Publication Date: February 22, 2016



This compilation of 56 encouraging and eye-opening short writings by a variety of authors across the globe celebrates the lives of people living with Down syndrome. Together with 56 inspiring "slice of life" photos, these candid true stories, including the renowned "Welcome to Holland," provide inspiration and connection. Parents and families of children living with Down syndrome will discover a wealth of positivity and valuable guidance. Special education teachers, social workers, mental health professionals, and policy makers will find helpful information and insight from stories regarding behavioral health. And anyone who is looking to learn more about Down syndrome will discover a world full of possibilities they never knew existed.

About the Author

Andrea Knauss and Elizabeth Martins are from Philadelphia. Andrea works in counseling, and Elizabeth works in publishing. Keith Harris is the father of Tim Harris, owner of Tim's Place, the first restaurant in the US owned by a person with Down syndrome.