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By Claire H Liachowitz. 1988
By examining American legislation from 1770 to 1920, the author concludes that physically handicapped people have been disadvantaged by legislation… that keeps them dependent rather than allowing them to become independent. 1988.
By Ed Pothier Dianne, Richard F Devlin, Dianne Pothier. 2005
Twenty-four scholars from a variety of disciplines come together here to identify the problems with traditional approaches to disability and… to provide new directions. The essays range from focused empirical and experiential studies of different disabilities, to policy analyses, legal interrogations, and philosophical reconsiderations. 2005.
Explores how, applying the principles of neuroplasticity, Barbara Arrowsmith Young developed cognitive remediation exercises, founded the Arrowsmith Program and opened… the first Arrowsmith School in Toronto, Ontario over 30 years ago. The lives of nine children are discussed as they start the Arrowsmith Program and then move on to either private or public schools. 2011.
By David Lambert, Margaret Doyle. 1996
This is an up-to-date straightforward guide designed to help teenagers understand and cope responsibly with the physical and emotional changes… of emerging adulthood. The book includes chapters on periods, sexual attraction, making love, safe sex, sex and the disabled and sex and the laws. Junior and Senior High . 1996.
By Elizabeth Noble. 1983
By Deborah Stienstra. 2012
Through an examination of employment, education, transportation, telecommunications, and health care, this survey finds that, while important advances have been… made, Canadians with disabilities still experience significant barriers in obtaining their human rights. Argues that disability is not about “faulty” bodies that need to be fixed but about the institutional, cultural, and attitudinal reactions to certain kinds of bodies, contending that neoliberal ideas of independence and individualism are at the heart of the continuing discrimination against “disabled” people. Achieving disability rights is possible through universal design, disability supports, social and economic assistance, and a sense of belonging. 2012. (About Canada series)
By Lisa Bendall. 2006
More than 3.6 million Canadians are living with some sort of disability, with mobility-related issues affecting nearly one in ten… people. This Canadian resource guide is geared to the rising number of adults who have experienced injury, stroke, disease, arthritis, or the effects of aging. Includes information on assistive devices and technology, accessible housing, financial concerns, health care, self-advocacy and the law, and family life and parenting. Some descriptions of sex. 2006.
By Michael Winerip. 1994
The author examines the lives of five members of a Long Island, New York, group home for mentally ill people.… He first explains why neighbours objected to a group home and how those same people now accept it. Then he recounts the daily lives of the residents, who deal with illness in varying degrees as they struggle for dignity. He also describes the interaction between residents, family members, and social workers. 1994.
By Karen Gravelle, Jennifer Gravelle. 1997
Karen Gravelle and her 15-year-old niece, Jennifer, look at physical, emotional and social changes, as well as other issues associated… with menstruation. The book seeks to ease the confusion many teenage girls might feel, and celebrates the new sense of maturity their period can bring.
By Vicki Iovine. 1995
A guide for the expectant mother, containing practical tips and humorous tales on anything pregnant. Vicki Iovine discusses what really… happens to your body, common fears and paranoia, the pregnancy experts, how to have sex during pregnancy, and looking and feeling your best. 1995.
By Joan Dash. 2001
A biography of the woman who overcame her disabilities to be an inspirational public figure. Discusses the cause of Helen… Keller's blindness and deafness, her determination to lead a useful life, and the importance of her teacher, Annie Sullivan, throughout Helen's life. Grades 5-8. 2001.
By Roland Cachelou. 2008
"Pilule, patch, implant, nouveaux stérilets, anneau vaginal... de nouvelles méthodes contraceptives ont récemment vu le jour. Que faut-il en penser… ? Comment se repérer face à cette diversité ? Permettre à chacune (et à chacun) de choisir la bonne contraception en toute connaissance de cause, tel est l'objectif de ce livre. Les avantages et inconvénients de chaque moyen contraceptif, les contre-indications, les effets secondaires... sont tour à tour présentés. Est-il préférable de choisir une contraception médicale ou non médicale ? Quelle contraception adopter si l'on fume ? Que faire en cas d'oubli de la pilule ? Quelle est l'efficacité de la pilule du lendemain ? Quels sont les recours en cas de grossesse non désirée ? Comment se protéger contre les infections sexuellement transmissibles ? Quelle contraception privilégier pendant les vacances ? Ce livre répond à toutes ces interrogations, mais aussi aux multiples questions que peuvent se poser hommes et femmes sur leur sexualité tout au long de leur vie. Un ouvrage clair et accessible, qui dresse un panorama complet et actuel de toutes les questions touchant à la contraception et à la sexualité". -- 4e de couv.
By Katherine Schneider. 2006
Millions of North Americans have chronic illnesses or disabilities requiring them to make accommodations in their lives. The author, a… psychologist who has been blind since birth, hopes to help this adjustment with her own humorous life stories, as well as provide understanding of what life is really like for those with disabilities. 2006.
By Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi Eisenberg Murkoff, Sandee Eisenberg Hathaway. 1991
The authors offer a month-by-month guide designed to take the worry out of pregnancy. Topics include planning for pregnancy, nutritional… needs, lifestyle changes, and the emotional aspects of pregnancy. They also discuss medical terminology and procedures. 1991.
By Helen Keller. 2000
Quotations from speeches, letters, articles, and interviews by the author, lecturer, and humanitarian who became deaf-blind at nineteen months of… age. Topics include the senses, faith, women in society, human nature, war and peace, education, happiness, friendship and love, and triumph over adversity. Includes a chronology of Keller's life from 1880 to 1968. 2000.
By Helen Keller. 1985
Deaf-blind Helen Keller tells of her early years with Anne Sullivan, the Irish immigrant girl who became her teacher-companion. She… also describes her years at Radcliffe, Anne's marriage to John Macy, and their work together for the blind. 1985.
By Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, Teresa Pitman. 2010
Breastfeeding is a normal, healthy way to nourish and nurture your baby. Now the La Leche League’s classic guide has… been updated for today’s mothers and lifestyles. Working mothers, stay-at-home moms, single moms, and mothers of multiples will all benefit from its nursing advice, stories, and information - from preparing for breastfeeding during pregnancy to feeding cues, from nursing positions to expressing and storing breast milk. c2010.
By Charlotte Owen. 1995
Based on current research and endorsed by the Brook Advisory Centre, this book covers everything a girl needs to know… about periods. Written by the agony aunt of "19" magazine, it contains practical information and real-life quotes. It also includes a list of useful addresses.
By Mahadeo A Sukhai, Chelsea E Mohler. 2017
Provides insights and advice on integrating students with disabilities into the STEM fields. Features research and best practices that are… interwoven with experiential narratives. The book is reflective of the diversity of STEM disciplines (life and physical sciences, engineering, and mathematics), and is also reflective of cross-disability perspectives (physical, sensory, learning, mental health, chronic medical and developmental disabilities). A useful resource for STEM faculty and university administrators working with students with disabilities, as well as STEM industry professionals interested in accommodating employees with disabilities. 2017.
By Peter Vardy. 1997
Exploring where sex, God and religion meet, this book asks whether there is a clear teaching in the Church and… the Bible about how we should behave sexually. It also considers whether these are matters over which the modern church is out of touch and has no business ruling on.