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  • 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...

  • Helen Kellerby Johanna Hurwitz

    Random House Children's Books 2010; US$ 3.99

    When a childhood illness leaves her blind and deaf, Helen Keller's life seems hopeless indeed. But her indomitable will and the help of a devoted teacher empower Helen to triumph over incredible adversity. This amazing true story is finally brought to the beginner reader level.†† From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • Disability and the Life Courseby Mark Priestley

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 36.00

    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$ 13.08

    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 and... 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

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 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...

  • 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...

  • The Eternal Sonby Cristov„o Tezza; Alison Entrekin

    Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth 2013; US$ 18.99

    An extraordinary account of a common human drama?the birth and parenting of a disabled child?investigated profoundly by a father who is a gifted writer more...

  • The Quiet Roomby Lori Schiller; Amanda Bennett

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 18.96

    At seventeen Lori Schiller was the perfect child -- the only daughter of an affluent, close-knit family. Six years later she made her first suicide attempt, then wandered the streets of New York City dressed in ragged clothes, tormenting voices crying out in her mind. Lori Schiller had entered the horrifying world of full-blown schizophrenia. She began... more...