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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 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 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 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 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 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.
Des renseignements pratiques pour les personnes handicapées physiques et mentales qui visitent la France. Département par département, un choix d'adresses… de structures touristiques adaptées : transports, sites, hôtels, restaurants, activités sportives, loisirs, etc. 2014.
By Lillian Holcomb, Mary E Willmuth. 1993
An anthology of essays, most written by women with disabilities, documenting the adversity and abuse disabled women face. Conveys the… feelings of isolation and exclusion they feel in a "disability-phobic culture" and calls for activism and coalition building as a proper response. 1993.
By Susan E Browne, Debra Connors, Nanci Stern. 1985
By Beverly Biderman. 1998
Biderman follows the evolution of the cochlear implant and its use in restoring hearing to people who are deaf or… hearing impaired. She shares her own journey from deafness to having a cochlear implant, and her research into the implant before she received it. She also discusses recent developments in the use of the implants.
By Lucinda Hage. 2014
Unable to have her own child and anxious to adopt, Lucinda is overjoyed when a newborn baby is granted to… her and her husband. Devastation follows when the baby, Paul, is diagnosed with a serious genetic disorder that means he will be intellectually challenged and require medical intervention for the rest of his life. Lucinda’s already-tenuous marriage disintegrates, and she becomes a single mother caring for a difficult and fragile child. With exceptional resilience, tenacity, faith, and very hard work, she makes a successful life not just for herself but for her son. Summer camp changes Paul’s life, and Lucinda finds a new partner and love. The reader cheers for Paul as he struggles to take his rightful place in society, and for his mother as she works ceaselessly to make that possible. 2014.
This book gives you the advance information you need to plan a safe, comfortable and fun trip. It's packed with… tips and insights from the authors' years of first-hand experience visiting Disney while dealing with disabilities and special needs. It also includes extensive input gathered from other Disney guests with a wide variety of conditions. Well researched, it has the most in-depth descriptions of any book of the physical "feel" and the emotional impact of attractions. Learn how to get your needs met in the parks, resorts & restaurants, details on handling medication & medical equipment, dietary needs, transportation, wheelchair use in the parks & resorts, and much more. 2007.
By Nancy Mairs. 1996
A Tucson writer describes her experiences with multiple sclerosis. Having lived as both non-disabled and disabled, Mairs hopes her observations… and responses will "make the terrain seem less alien, less perilous, and far more amusing than the myths and legends about it would suggest." 1996.
By Patrick Segal. 1979
Dans son fauteuil roulant, il partait à la découverte des autres et de lui-même. Aujourd'hui, au-delà d'une guérison dont il… n'aurait que faire, la vie l'a enfin saisi et l'emporte. 1979.
By Pat Capponi. 1992
Pat Capponi, a former resident of Channan Court, a boarding house for ex-psychiatric patients in Toronto, describes the isolation and… poverty that awaits discharged psychiatric patients who lack adequate support systems. c1992.