An Accidental Advocate: A mother's journey with her exceptional son

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A health care consultant turned education advocate, Kathryn Burke is the parent of a son with learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. An Accidental Advocate chronicles her journey to identify her son's challenges and obtain supports necessary to address his needs. Also described are the steep learning curve and emotions that accompany being her son's advocate. More

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About Kathryn Burke

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Kathryn has an honours undergraduate and graduate degree in Sociology from the University of Calgary. She has held senior management roles in hospital administration and health policy, and has undertaken numerous consulting projects in the field of health and human services.

Kathryn has been active as a volunteer throughout her entire adult life. She joined the volunteer community dedicated to raising awareness and providing support to people with learning disabilities shortly after her son was diagnosed with this challenge. She has served as a Director and Vice President of the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta. In late 2008, she transitioned to the role of the Association's Executive Director, a role she continues to hold. In October 2009, she launched LDExperience.ca, a website created to help people affected by learning disabilities share their experience.

Kathryn lives in Edmonton, Alberta. Her first book, An Accidental Advocate, was released in February 2011.

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Review by: Nancy Popovich on March 08, 2012 : star star star star star
This is a must read for anyone dealing with a learning challenged child. A mother's journey to advocate for her child is heartfelt and honest and gives the reader sound, practical advice.
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