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  • Not Fade Awayby Rebecca Alexander; Sascha Alper

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    Even a darkening world can be brilliantly lit from within. Born with a rare genetic mutation called Usher Syndrome type III, Rebecca Alexander has been simultaneously losing both her sight and hearing since she was a child, and was told that she would likely be completely blind and deaf by age 30. Then, at 18, a fall from a window left her athletic... more...

  • Weil es dich gibtby Gisela Hinsberger

    Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 16.19

    »Ein bemerkenswertes Buch von literarischer Kraft.« (aspekte, ZDF) »Regelrecht verschlugen habe ich dieses Buch wie einen Krimi.« (Marion Brüssel, Hebammenforum Berlin) »Ein sehr anrührendes Buch, das die ethische Frage diskutiert: Sollen Kinder, die behindert sind, überhaupt geboren werden? Eine Geschichte voller Lebensmut und ein berührendes... more...

  • The Price of Silenceby Liza Long; Harold Koplewicz

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    Liza Long is the mother of a child who has bipolar disorder. When she heard about the Newtown shooting, her first thought was, ?What if my son does that someday?? She wrote an emotional response to the tragedy, which the Boise State University online journal published as ?I Am Adam Lanza's Mother.? The post went viral, receiving 1.2 million Facebook... more...

  • Supporting People with Intellectual Disabilities Experiencing Loss and Bereavementby Mandy Parks; Helena Priest; Philip Dodd; Rachel Forrester-Jones; Ted Bowman; Philip J Larkin; Michele Wiese; Erica Brown; Linda Machin; Sue Read; Noelle Blackman; William Gaventa; Owen Barr; Patsy Corcoran; Mary Davies; Mike Gibbs; Ben Hobson; Karen Ryan; Suzanne Guerin

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 49.95

    This authoritative edited text looks at how diverse and complicated experiences of loss can be for people with Intellectual Disabilities (ID). It discusses current theory, practice issues in health and care settings, and specific considerations for children, individuals with autism, those in forensic environments, and those facing their own death. more...

  • Saving Faceby Heather Laine Talley

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    Imagine yourself without a face—the task seems impossible. The face is a core feature of our physical identity. Our face is how others identify us and how we think of our ‘self’. Yet, human faces are also functionally essential as mechanisms for communication and as a means of eating, breathing, and seeing. For these reasons, facial... more...

  • The Human Enhancement Debate and Disabilityby Miriam Eilers; Katrin Grüber; Christoph Rehmann-Sutter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Improving human characteristics goes beyond compensating for an impairment. This book explores the rich and complex relationship between enhancement and impairment, showing that the study of disability offers new ways of thinking about the social and ethical implications of improving the human condition. more...

  • Managing the Symptoms of MSby Randall T. Schapiro

    Demos Health Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    The fully updated and revised sixth edition of the definitive guide to clinically tested and proven methods for effectively managing all of the symptoms characteristic of MS and MS treatment. Based on the most up-to-date disease management strategies, medical and research breakthroughs, and latest drug therapies, Dr. Randall T. Schapiro provides the... more...

  • I See a Voiceby Jonathan Rée

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    A groundbreaking study of deafness, by a philosopher who combines the scientific erudition of Oliver Sacks with the historical flair of Simon Schama. There is nothing more personal than the human voice, traditionally considered the expression of the innermost self. But what of those who have no voice of their own and cannot hear the voices of others?... more...

  • Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disabilityby David Hassan; Sandra Dowling; Roy McConkey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    There are more opportunities than ever before for young people with disabilities to participate in sport and adapted physical education. For example, there are more than 3.7 million athletes worldwide aligned to the Special Olympics organisation, with national associations active in more than 200 countries worldwide. Despite this rapid growth, all... more...

  • Gesundheit als Gabeby Lothar Stempin

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 26.48

    Gesundheit und Religion werden heute in einer Selbstverständlichkeit verbunden, die in den zurückliegenden Jahrhunderten nicht zu beobachten war. Die Verknüpfung von Heilung und Heil, sowie die Erschließung von Spiritualität als Gesundheitsressource können als beginnende Orientierungswende in Kultur und Gesellschaft interpretiert werden. Denn das gesetzlich... more...