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  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    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...

  • 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 Quiet Roomby Lori Schiller; Amanda Bennett

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 23.65

    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...

  • The Quiet Roomby Lori Schiller; Amanda Bennett

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; Not Available

    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...

  • Autismby Steven Hyman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 215.00

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • »Ein Stück normale Beziehung«by Birgit Behrisch

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 49.00

    Der Eintritt einer »Körperbehinderung« in eine Paarbeziehung verändert meist nicht allein den Alltag der nun behinderten Person, sondern betrifft immer auch den/die Lebenspartner/in. Anhand von qualitativen Interviews bietet die wissenssoziologische Studie von Birgit Behrisch Einblicke in die individuellen und paarbezogenen Deutungs- und Aushandlungsprozesse... more...

  • Defiant Birthby Tankard Reist Melinda

    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...

  • Barrierefreie Informationssystemeby Dirk Lewandowski; Friederike Kerkmann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.00

    In an era in which social integration is increasingly predicated on digital participation, barrier-free access to the Internet and key information systems has become vital for equal participation in social life. This volume presents the basic theory and practice of designing barrier-free information systems, which are a key element of an inclusive... more...