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- 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...
- 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...
- Springer Publishing Company 2011; US$ 60.00
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...
- 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...
- Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 19.82
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...
- Spinifex Press 2006; US$ 19.95
Personal stories of women who have resisted medical eugenics - women who were told they shouldn't have babies because of perceived disability or because of some imperfection in the child. They have confronted the stigma of disability and had their children anyway, in the belief that all life is valuable. more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95
A prominent artist ventured behind locked doors to portray three "forgotten" social classes: the elderly, people in mental institutions, and the prison population. These 92 expressive pen-and-ink portraits recall the traditions of DŁrer and Grosz. more...