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  • Caring for the Mentally Handicapped Childby David Wilkin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1979, this book concerns itself primarily with the mothers of mentally handicapped children. It discusses the problems of assistance that they may have experienced from their families, the community, or the available services. Whilst arguing for far more support for mothers when they are the main carer, this book also suggests reasons... more...

  • Childhood Disability and Family Systemsby Michael Ferrari; Marvin B. Sussman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1987, this book focuses on childhood disability within the family. It examines the very nature of disability itself, as well as many of the fundamental elements of families. The book was written at a time when the meaning level of disability and its effect on family and society were rapidly changing and people with disabilities... more...

  • Communication, Sport and Disabilityby Dr Michael S Jeffress; Dr Mark Sherry

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Sports are ubiquitous in American society, and given their prominence in the culture, it is easy to understand how most youth in the United States face pressure to participate in organized sports. But what does this mean for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who live with one or more physical disabilities and, in particular, those in powered... more...

  • The Costs of Caringby Sally Baldwin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    First published in 1985, this book considers the financial consequences of parents and other relatives caring for severely disabled children at home. At the time of publication little reliable information was available on the costs incurred by ?informal carers?, which this book set to rectify. The volume interweaves hard statistical material about... 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...

  • 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...

  • Dementia (RUSSIAN)by WHO

    World Health Organization 2013; US$ 24.00

    The world's population is ageing. Improvements in health care in the past century have contributed to people living longer and healthier lives. However this has also resulted in an increase in the number of people with noncommunicable diseases including dementia. Although dementia mainly affects older people it is not a normal part of ageing. Dementia... 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...

  • The Disabled Schoolchildby Anderson Elizabeth M.

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    First published in 1973, this book considers the differences between mainstream schools and special educational needs schools, for children with learning disabilities. It contains a wealth of research data, case history material and reference to existing literature, designed to answer many questions which parents, heads, and schoolteachers have asked.... more...

  • Disabled people, work and welfareby Chris Grover; Linda Piggott

    Policy Press 2015; US$ 45.95

    Led by the disability movement?s concern with the employment choices faced by disabled people, this controversial book uses sociological and philosophical approaches, as well as international examples, to critically engage with possible alternatives to paid work for disabled people. more...