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  • The Making of Blind Menby Robert A. Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    The disability of blindness is a learned social role. The various attitudes and patterns of behavior that characterize people who are blind are not inherent in their condition but, rather, are acquired through ordinary processes of social learning. The Making of Blind Men is intended as a systematic and integrated overview of the blindness problem... 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...

  • Disability and the Life Courseby Mark Priestley

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 37.00

    First published in 2001, this book explores the global experience of disability using a novel life course approach. more...

  • Water Under Waterby Peter Rix

    Penguin Random House Australia 2011; US$ 14.59

    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$ 13.98

    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...

  • The Quiet Roomby Lori Schiller; Amanda Bennett

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 16.00

    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 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • Dyslexiaby Tom Campbell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 105.00

    The Government of Reading describes the genealogy of dyslexia and the positioning dyslexia as an event in the history of reading rather than as an event in the history of medicine or psychology. more...

  • The Boys in the Bunkhouseby Dan Barry

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 11.99

    With this Dickensian tale from America’s heartland, New York Times  writer and columnist Dan Barry tells the harrowing yet uplifting story of the exploitation and abuse of a resilient group of men with intellectual disability, and the heroic efforts of those who helped them to find justice and reclaim their lives. In the tiny Iowa farm town of Atalissa,... more...