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Readers' Choice: Favorite New Special-Needs Memoir

Meet the 2013 Finalists

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The five finalists for Favorite New Special-Needs Memoir for the About.com Readers' Choice Awards tell stories about life with Asperger syndrome, autism, behavioral issues, and special healthcare needs. With faith, humor, and hope, they provide encouragement and insight for those facing the same challenges.

2013 Readers' Choice Award Winner: Uncommon Beauty

Uncommon Beauty: Crisis Parenting from Day One
Cover image courtesy of Margaret Meder

Title: Uncommon Beauty
Subtitle: Crisis Parenting from Day One
Author: Margaret Meder
Length: 190 pages
Website: www.uncommonbeautycrisisparenting.com
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Percentage of the Vote: 48%
Read more about Uncommon Beauty.

Runner-Up: Easy to Love But Hard to Raise

Easy to Love but Hard to Raise
Image courtesy of DRT Press

Title: Easy to Love But Hard to Raise
Subtitle: Real Parents, Challenging Kids, True Stories
Editors: Kay Marner and Adrienne Ehlert Bashista
Length: 344 pages
Website: www.easytolovebut.com
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Percentage of the Vote: 47%
Read more about Easy to Love But Hard to Raise.

Finalist: Finding Kansas

Finding Kansas
Image courtesy of Perigee

Title: Finding Kansas
Subtitle: Living and Decoding Asperger's Syndrome
Author: Aaron Likens
Length: 240 pages
Website: www.findingkansas.com
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Finalist: My Dreams, Challenges and Joys

My Dreams, Challenges and Joys
Cover image courtesy of Linda Jannozzo

Title: My Dreams, Challenges and Joys
Author: Linda A. Jannazzo
Length: 76 pages
Website: www.lindajannazzo.com/index.htm
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Finalist: Saving Lee, Finding Grace

Saving Lee, Finding Grace
Cover image courtesy of Anne Marie Hamming

Title: Saving Lee, Finding Grace
Subtitle: A Mother's Journey
Author: Anne Marie Hamming
Length: 178 pages
Website: annehamming.com
Find on: Facebook
Read more about Saving Lee, Finding Grace.

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