Best Disabled People Demographic Studies Books

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1. Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

Author: by Andrew Solomon
976 pages

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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Books for a Better Life Award, and one of The New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of 2012, this masterpiece by the National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon features stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children, but also find profound meaning in doing soa brave, beautiful book that will expand your humanity (People).

Solomon’s startling proposition in Far from the Tree is that being exceptional is at the core of the human conditionthat difference is what unites us. He writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, or multiple severe disabilities; with children who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become criminals, who are transgender.

While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, the experience of difference within families is universal, and Solomon documents triumphs of love over prejudice in every chapter. All parenting turns on a crucial question: to what extent should parents accept their children for who they are, and to what extent they should help them become their best selves.

2. Awkward Bitch: My Life with MS

Author: by Marlo Donato Parmelee
316 pages

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3. Taking Care of Myself

Author: by Mary Wrobel
Future Horizons, Inc.

246 pages

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Puberty can be especially tough when young people have autism or other special needs. Through simple stories similar to Carol Gray’s Social Stories , author Mary Wrobel teaches caregivers exactly what to say (and not say) and shows how you can create helpful stories of your own.

Mary addresses hygiene, modesty, body growth and development, menstruation, touching, personal safety, and more. Young students can benefit from self-care skills such as using the toilet, brushing teeth, and washing hands. Parents and teachers should begin teaching these necessary skills as early as possible, even from ages three to five.

The ultimate goal is to maximize the child’s potential for independence and lifelong social success.

4. Coming to Our Senses: A Boy Who Learned to See, a Girl Who Learned to Hear, and How We All Discover the World

Author: by Susan R. Barry
Basic Books (June 8, 2021)
June 8, 2021

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A neurobiologist reexamines the personal nature of perception in this groundbreaking guide to a new model for our senses. We think of perception as a passive, mechanical process, as if our eyes are cameras and our ears microphones. But as neurobiologist Susan R.

Barry argues, perception is a deeply personal act. Our environments, our relationships, and our actions shape and reshape our senses throughout our lives. This idea is no more apparent than in the cases of people who gain senses as adults.

Barry tells the stories of Liam McCoy, practically blind from birth, and Zohra Damji, born deaf, in the decade following surgeries that restored their senses. As Liam and Zohra learned entirely new ways of being, Barry discovered an entirely new model of the nature of perception.

Coming to Our Senses is a celebration of human resilience and a powerful reminder that, before you can really understand other people, you must first recognize that their worlds are fundamentally different from your own.

5. 30 Days to Your Special Needs Trust: A Quick-Start Guide to Your Special-Needs Estate Plan

Author: by Rob Wrubel CFP
142 pages

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30 Days to Your Special Needs Trust A Quick Start Guide to Your Special Needs Estate PlanEstate planning is an urgent issue for families who have a member with an intellectual or developmental disability. This crucial planning step can preserve income, health insurance and access to programs to support a person with disabilities, but too many families get stuck and don’t act.

Families cannot afford to get stuck. The potential value of benefits is too great to lose.

6. Affirming Disability: Strengths-Based Portraits of Culturally Diverse Families (Disability, Culture, and Equity Series)

Author: by Janet Story Sauer
176 pages

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Providing both a theoretical framework and practical strategies, this resource will help teachers, counselors, and related service providers develop understanding and empathy to improve outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students with disabilities. The text features narrative portraits of six immigrant families and their children with disabilities, including their cultural histories and personal perspectives regarding assessment, diagnosis, Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, and other instances in which families engaged with the special education process.

Using guiding questions for reflection and Talk Back comments from preservice students throughout the text, readers are encouraged to reflect on their own positionality and to develop nuanced and dynamic understandings of CLD children, youth, and familiescountering persistent and stereotypical deficit views.

Book Features: In-depth descriptions of immigrant family ecologies. Strategies for challenging a system that has been implicated in the overrepresentation of minorities in special education. Artwork, photographs, and other materials from students and families. Talk Back sections featuring personal reflections and feedback on the portrait narratives from preservice teachers.

7. Orientation and Mobility Techniques: A Guide for the Practitioner

Author: by Diane L. Fazzi
290 pages

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The very first techniques book in orientation and mobility has been completely revised and updated for today’s fast-changing world, while remaining true to Hill and Ponder’s simple organizational principles that generations have known and loved. A new, easy-to-read color format, accompanying photographs, updated information on street crossings at complex intersections, and a new chapter on O&M for people with low vision make this revised edition a must-have in your O&M library.

8. The Disabled God: Toward a Liberatory Theology of Disability

Author: by Nancy L Eiesland
ABNDP – Abingdon Press
139 pages

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Draws on themes of the disability-rights movement to identify people with disabilities as members of a socially disadvantaged minority group rather than as individuals who need to adjust. Highlights the hidden history of people with disabilities in church and society.

Proclaiming the emancipatory presence of the disabled God, the author maintains the vital importance of the relationship between Christology and social change. Eiesland contends that in the Eucharist, Christians encounter the disabled God and may participate in new imaginations of wholeness and new embodiments of justice.

9. Seeing Voices

Author: by Oliver Sacks
240 pages

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Like The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, this is a fascinating voyage into a strange and wonderful land, a provocative meditation on communication, biology, adaptation, and culture. In Seeing Voices, Oliver Sacks turns his attention to the subject of deafness, and the result is a deeply felt portrait of a minority struggling for recognition and respect-a minority with its own rich, sometimes astonishing, culture and unique visual language, an extraordinary mode of communication that tells us much about the basis of language in hearing people as well.

Seeing Voices is, as Studs Terkel has written, “an exquisite, as well as revelatory, work.”

10. Deaf Like Me

Author: by Thomas S. Spradley
Gallaudet University Press

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Deaf Like Me is the moving account of parents coming to terms with their baby girl’s profound deafness. The love, hope, and anxieties of all hearing parents of deaf children are expressed here with power and simplicity. In the epilogue, Lynn Spradley as a teenager reflects upon being deaf, her education, her struggle to communicate, and the discovery that she was the focus of her father’s and uncle’s book.

At once moving and inspiring, Deaf Like Me is must reading for every parent, relative, and friend of deaf children everywhere.

11. Beyond the Bear: How I Learned to Live and Love Again after Being Blinded by a Bear

Author: by Dan Bigley
March 21, 2013

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A 25-year-old backcountry wanderer, a man happiest exploring wild places with his dog, Dan Bigley woke up one midsummer morning to a day full of promise. Before it was over, after a stellar day of salmon fishing along Alaska’s Kenai and Russian rivers, a grizzly came tearing around a corner in the trail.

Dan barely had time for bear charging to register before it had him on the ground, altering his life forever. Upper nose, eyes, forehead anatomy unrecognizable, as the medevac report put it. Until then, one thing after another had fallen into place in Dan’s life.

He had a job he loved taking troubled kids on outdoor excursions. He had just bought a cabin high in the Chugach Mountains with a view that went on forever. He was newly in love. After a year of being intrigued by a woman named Amber, they had just spent their first night together.

All of this was shattered by the mauling that nearly killed him, that left him blind and disfigured. Facing paralyzing pain and inconceivable loss, Dan was in no shape to be in a relationship. He and Amber let each other go.

12. No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement

Author: by Joseph P. Shapiro
June 22, 2011

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People with disabilities forging the newest and last human rights movement of the century.

13. The Science of Making Friends: Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adults

Author: by Elizabeth Laugeson
August 22, 2013

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The groundbreaking book that puts the focus on teens and young adults with social challenges This book offers parents a step-by-step guide to making and keeping friends for teens and young adults with social challengessuch as those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, bipolar, or other conditions.

With the book’s concrete rules and steps of social etiquette, parents will be able to assist in improving conversational skills, expanding social opportunities, and developing strategies for handling peer rejection. Each chapter provides helpful overview information for parents; lessons with clear bulleted lists of key rules and steps; and expert advice on how to present the material to a teen or young adult.

Throughout the book are role-playing exercises for practicing each skill, along with homework assignments to ensure the newly learned skills can be applied easily to a school, work, or other “real life” setting. The bonus DVD shows role-plays of skills covered, demonstrating the right and wrong way to enter conversations, schedule get-togethers, deal with conflict, and much more.