|How Did You Get
From There To Here?
The publishers of New Mobility magazine are seeking essays from people with spinal cord injuries for a new book called From There To Here: Stories of Adjustment to Spinal Cord Injury, to be co-edited by Gary Karp and Stanley Klein.
Your experience can be a source of insight for people in the early stages of adjusting to a spinal cord dysfunction the ones who are There. They want to know how they will get Here a place of adjustment and acceptance.
As you know from your own experience, looking at a future life with a disability is a daunting, uncertain place to be. Through your essay, others will be able to connect to their own experience and gain insight into what path might lead them to feeling whole and confident in their life.
Should your essay be accepted, either Mr. Karp or Dr. Klein will work with you to refine and finalize the piece. Authors of accepted essays will receive a one-time payment of $125, plus discounts on the finished book.
Gary Karp is the author of Life On Wheels: For the Active Wheelchair User and Choosing A Wheelchair: A Guide for Optimal Independence. and has been on wheels since his T-12 spinal cord injury in 1973. Mr. Karp is a highly regarded, international speaker. www.lifeonwheels.org
Stanley Klein, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with over 35 years experience working with children with disabilities and their families. He is the co-editor of You Will Dream New Dreams: Inspiring Personal Stories by Parents of Children With Disabilities. Dr. Klein is Education Director for Abilities Expo, and Series Editor, People With Disabilities Press, and a popular public speaker. www.youwilldreamnewdreams.com
Please submit your draft essay of no more than 2000 words by e-mail (preferred), fax, or postal mail by February 28, 2003. Please include your date of disability, present age, level of injury, e-mail address, and/or telephone number.