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Elizabeth Palmer Peabody: A Reformer on Her Own Terms
Bruce A. Ronda
March 1999
Book Description
This is the first full-length biography of Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, one of the three notable Peabody sisters of Salem, Massachusetts, and sister-in-law of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Horace Mann. In elegant prose it traces the intricate private life and extraordinary career of one of nineteenth-century America's most important Transcendental writers and educational reformers. Yet Peabody has also been one of the most scandalously neglected and caricatured female intellectuals in American history. Bruce Ronda has recaptured Peabody from anecdotal history and even blue-stocking portrayals in film--most recently by Jessica Tandy in Henry James's The Bostonians. Peabody was a reformer devoted to education in the broadest, and yet most practical, senses. She saw the classroom as mediating between the needs of the individual...

Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome: A Parent's Guide to Student Success
Ann Palmer
November 2005

University of Minnesota: Off the Record (College Prowler Series)
Amy Palmer
January 2005
Laura Randall and Kimetris N. Baltrip, New York Times, January 18, 2004
The real lowdown on campus life.

Benjamin Gilbert, Washington Post, April 27, 2004
The new kid on the block when it comes to student-to-student assessments of college campuses.

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Parenting across the Autism Spectrum: Unexpected Lessons We Have Learned
Maureen F. Morrell
May 2006
Book Description
Maureen F. Morrell and Ann Palmer are raising two very different children: Justin, a whirlwind of activity and mood swings, who is supervised in a residential farm community, and Eric, quiet and passive, who lives independently at college. The authors give an account of the striking similarities as well as the stark differences in their experiences of parenting children at opposite extremes of the autism spectrum. The two mothers speak openly about their children’s diagnosis and early childhood through to adolescence, young adulthood and the day they leave home. They give a moving account of the challenges they faced and the surprising consolations they found along their sons’ very different paths in life. Through their friendship and two decades of shared experiences of parenting an ASD child, each has...

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