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  • Enabling Actsby Lennard J. Davis

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    The first significant book on the history and impact of the ADA?the ?eyes on the prize? moment for disability rights   The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the widest-ranging and most comprehensive piece of civil rights legislation ever passed in the United States, and it has become the model for disability-based laws around the world. Yet... more...

  • Special Needs and Legal Entitlementby John Friel; Melinda Nettleton; Columb Friel

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    This essential and accessible guide to the legal entitlements of children and young people with special needs explains the new system of Education, Health and Care Plans which replaces the Statement of Special Educational Needs. It provides essential information for parents about how the system works, what they can expect, and how they can appeal. more...

  • Disabling Interpretationsby Susan Gluck Mezey

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2005; US$ 28.95

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 was intended to send a clear message to society that discrimination on the basis of disability is unacceptable. As with most civil rights laws, the courts were given primary responsibility for implementing disability rights policy. Mezey argues that the act has not fulfilled its potential primarily... more...

  • Disabled Children and the Lawby Janet Read; Luke Clements; David Ruebain

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2006; US$ 39.95

    Now in its completely updated second edition, this accessible guide provides essential information about how the law can be used to promote good practice and policy development for disabled children and young people. The authors take an anti-discriminatory and inclusive approach that involves parents and children in decision-making and advocacy. more...

  • Win Your Social Security Disability Caseby Benjamin Berkley

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2008; US$ 22.99

    Win Your Social Security Disability Case provides step-by-step information to successfully obtain and keep receiving Social Security Disability benefits. more...

  • Multiple Sclerosisby Sara Perkins; Lanny Perkins

    Demos Medical Publishing 2008; US$ 21.95

    This extensively revised third edition continues to provide reliable basic information and possible solutions to the legal problems that often affect people with multiple sclerosis (MS). In the past seven years, since the publication of the last edition, significant legislative changes have taken place that affect the lives of anyone living with MS.... more...

  • ADHD on Trial: Courtroom Clashes over the Meaning of Disabilityby Michael Gordon

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 49.00

    In 2006 Philadelphia, graduate student Jonathan Love sued the organization that publishes the Law School Admissions Test. Love had attained average scores on the test, but claimed he should have been given extra time because he qualified as a person with a disability - and allowances provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act - due to Attention... more...

  • The Legal Rights of Students with Disabilitiesby Charles J. Russo; Bronagh Byrne; Greg M. Dickinson; Kate Diesfeld; Petra Engelbrecht; John Hancock; Neville Harris; Jim Jackson; Laura Lundy; Jr. Allan G. Osborne; Nina Ranieri; Marius Smit; M K. Teh; Fatt Hee Tie; Sally Varnham; Ran Zhang

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 64.99

    The Legal Rights of Students with Disabilities: International Perspectives examines the rights of disabled students in ten diverse countries on six continents. Written by leading experts in education law, this volume provides comparative insights to help meet the educational needs of disabled students. The book also offers strategies to manage... more...

  • The Disability Pendulumby Ruth Colker

    NYU Press 2005; US$ 89.00

    Signed into law in July 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became effective two years later, and court decisions about the law began to multiply in the middle of the decade. In The Disability Pendulum , Ruth Colker presents the first legislative history of the enactment of the ADA in Congress and analyzes the first decade of judicial decisions... more...

  • Their Time Has Comeby Valerie Leiter

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    Valerie Leiter argues that there are crucial missing links between federal disability policies and youth’s lives. Her argument is based on thorough examination of federal disability policy and interviews with young people with disabilities, their parents, and rehabilitation professionals. Attention is given to the diversity of expectations,... more...