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  • Crises, Conflict and Disabilityby David Mitchell; Valerie Karr

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    People with disabilities are among the most adversely affected during conflict situations or when natural disasters strike. They experience higher mortality rates, have fewer available resources and less access to help, especially in refugee camps, as well as in post-disaster environments. Already subject to severe discrimination in many societies,... more...

  • A Voyage Round the World, Volume 1by James Holman

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.95

    The Blind Traveler , James Holman, was a British adventurer who undertook a number of lone journeys unprecedented through history in their distance and methodology. Not only was Holman rendered totally blind from the age of 25, he also suffered from severe pain and restricted mobility. He was a pioneer of "human echolocation", using the sound... more...

  • Working for a Living?by Helen Barnes

    Policy Press 2000; US$ 28.95

    This valuable study compares the welfare states of Sweden, Germany and Britain on the basis of social policy provision for disabled people of working age, particularly in the areas of income maintenance and employment policy. more...

  • Disability and the Life Courseby Mark Priestley

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 35.00

    First published in 2001, this book explores the global experience of disability using a novel life course approach. more...

  • Water Under Waterby Peter Rix

    Random House Australia 2011; US$ 17.08

    A love story to make you question your own assumptions, emotions and actions. Water Under Water is the story of Jim and Tom Campion, a father and son who share a passion for the water. Jim is a high achiever - Tom has Down Syndrome. The novel is as much about their struggle to love and accept each other as it is a boy's coming of age tale. Tom... more...

  • Dear Marcusby Jerry Mcgill

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 22.00

    The idea to write to you was not an easy one. The scar from where the bullet entered my back is still there.   Jerry McGill was thirteen years old, walking home through the projects of Manhattan?s Lower East Side, when he was shot in the back by a stranger. Jerry survived, wheelchair-bound for life; his assailant was never caught. Thirty... more...

  • Helping Someone with Mental Illnessby Rosalynn Carter; Susan Ma Golant

    Crown Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.00

    The first thing you need to know is that life isn't over. "The good news," writes Mrs. Carter in Helping Someone with Mental Illness , "is that with proper diagnosis and treatment, the overwhelming majority of people with mental illness can now lead productive lives." Based on Mrs. Carter's twenty-five years of advocacy and the latest data from the... more...

  • Assistive Technologies and Other Supports for People With Brain Impairmentby Marcia Scherer

    Springer Publishing Company 2011; US$ 55.00

    Integrating current research with the experiences of people with cognitive disabilities, this volume examines how assistive and cognitive support technologies are being harnessed to provide assistance for thinking, remembering, and learning. The book vividly describes real-life situations in which cognitively impaired individuals use assistive supports... more...

  • Always Liza to Meby Cecilia Rice

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 29.99

    This is the story of the Rice family, and of Liza, their severely mentally-retarded eldest daughter. It's a story about what it was like growing up in a large, rowdy household forever in the thrall of this unknowable, unreachable child. When she was small Cecilia always believed Liza would not survive to adulthood, that she would never be her ?problem.?... more...

  • Meeting the Needs of Children with Disabilitiesby Laudan Y. Aron; Pamela J. Loprest

    Urban Institute Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    Seldom do the needs of children with disabilities divide neatly along program lines. Instead, children and their families navigate a large, complex, and fragmented array of programs with inconsistent eligibility standards, application procedures, and program goals. Meeting the Needs of Children with Disabilities examines these programs, focusing on... more...