Author Talk: What Ever Happened to My White Picket Fence? by Janet Johnson Schliff


Mar 25, 2019
06:30 PM until 08:00 PM


March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and the East Fishkill Public Library is proud to have author and educator  Janet Johnson Schliff for this Author Talk.   Janet Johnson Schliff was an award-winning special education teacher for 25 years. But, as her abilities began to fade away with no medical explanation, she suffered obsessive-compulsive disorder(OCD) behaviors that wrecked havoc on her much-loved teaching career.  A massive brain tumor was discovered, and finally after brain surgery, the odd behaviors it caused were gone, only to be replaced by a different set of life-long challenges due to her injured brain.   Her main reason for writing this book are to try to help other families that have experienced brain injury, a difficult challenge that changes the lives of everyone involved, and to help the community at large understand people with disabilities better. Many of her doctors and therapists are surprised at how well she manages life's difficulties. Though she is no longer teaching she loves volunteering with children so she can still contribute to society in some way. Janet lives with her Puggle, Happy, in Lake Katrine, NY.   Copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing. Registration suggested.




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348 Route 376
Hopewell Junction, NY

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