The book is a collection of amazingly sincere stories that the families of autistic, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome children face in today’s Georgia. The stories are told by mothers who fight for their children’s health and rights, who strife to change the society’s attitude towards them and break the stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding their kids.
The publication includes various articles and letters that appeared in the press as well as the internet, such as the magazine Liberali, Forbes Woman, mastsavlebeli.ge and mshobeli.ge. Apart from the articles written within the project supported by The National Centre of Children and Youth, our readers will find stories from the video project Women for Children’s Rights, as well as highly emotional narratives spread through the social media.
The stories are told by women of different ages and professions, but they are united by their children. Dealing with them is like putting together an extremely hard puzzle or pushing a heavy wheelchair, but living with them is like knitting a multi-coloured sock.
The authors are: Diana Anpimiadi, Irma Malatsidze, Maia Kudava, Inga Loladze, Veko Kipiani, Maka Makharadze, Baia Davitaia, Nino Tsintsadze, Shukia Chincharauli, Natia Gogsadze, Sali Balavadze, Sopio Kereselidze, Nino Meunargia, Tamta Dolidze, Nikala Sanaia, Khato Khavtasi, Nino Martiashvili, Nana Lebanidze, Mari Korkotadze, Luiza Gabaidze, Lia Tabatadze, Ani Danelia, Mariam Burduli, Tamuna Bazerashvili, Mariam Maglakelidze, Tamriko Kvernadze and Nino Tarkhnishvili.