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"Sandy’s Handbook for Caregivers is an important resource for anyone with a family member who has a disability. Her thorough explanations and examples give readers a step-by-step guide to creating their own handbooks. I particularly appreciate that she keeps the individual with a disability at the center of the handbook...Thank you, Sandy, for sharing this important guide."
Julie Peters, CBIS, Executive Director, Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut
"As a psychologist who has worked for forty years with the disability population who require support from paid, professional, staff I know that one of the most consistent challenges for people with disabilities and their families is to find caregivers who see “beyond the diagnosis,” and who can relate to individuals as whole human beings with interests, needs, and personalities distinct from their disabilities. Who Will Butter My Toast? is an invaluable resource for professionals like me, and for the agencies and staff providing services. I highly recommend this heartfelt, personal, and well-written resource to anyone involved in a helping relationship."
Peter Love, MPH, PhD
"As a caregiver, this book is amazing from start to finish, as it made it so much easier for me to bond with Rayna. The handbook was always easily accessible and when I had a question, I never had to guess. I think all households that engage caregivers should provide a handbook like this; it truly makes the lives of everyone involved much easier."
Jacqueline Lapointe, Professional Caregiver
"Although my son’s challenges were far different than Sandy’s daughter’s, she had a deep understanding capturing my emotions. This same pathos shines through in who Will Butter My toast?—a true gem of a book for anyone hiring caregivers."
Amy Jaffe Barzach, Accidental Courage, Boundless Dreams, coauthored with Sandy Tovray Greenberg
"This guide is a must read for anyone who is caring for someone or who may be responsible for the task in the future. Sandy Greenberg provides a thorough, heartfelt book on what it takes as well as how to allow others to share in the process. "
Luisa DiNino-Jones, MSW, LMSW, CBIS, of Connecticut Community Care
Learn more about it on the Butter My Toast Blog
I am the mother of Tovah and Rayna, my two amazing, adult daughters and devoted sisters. When Rayna was three, she suffered a bleed in her brain, and this changed our family’s path in life.
Because Rayna’s right side is semi-paralyzed, she requires help with many tasks. One day when she was around 10, she asked, “Mommy, who will file my nails when I am older?”
Although our family put all the appropriate securities in place for Rayna’s future, we wanted to make sure caregivers would attend to her needs the way her family does. This includes things like knowing her favorite brand of cottage cheese, or how she likes her laundry separated, or how to butter her toast.
I have written books that tell the stories of individuals and families who prevail and thrive despite unforeseen life challenges; stories that have empowered others. Now it was time for me to write our story in a way that will be helpful to other families and caregivers.
IN THE PRESS
Taking My Breath Away has given me hope that love is possible even when you have CF. My advice is if you know someone with CF or you want to learn more about it then read this book.
now that the publication date is around the corner, we will announce our launch event(s) here.
Stay tuned for online and in person events, opportunities to win a copy of my book, and to learn about what I can bring to your community.