The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law in 1990, with additional amendments in 2009. This landmark civil rights law prohibits discrimination based on disability.
Amigos en la Escuela
by Rochelle Bunnett; Matt Brown (Photographer); Yenny Muñoz (Translator)
Call Number: LC4019.2 B851 1997
Publication Date: 1997-06-01
This photo essay shows mixed-ability preschoolers busily working and playing at school, illustrating the true meaning of 'inclusion.'
Bright Not Broken
by Diane M. Kennedy; Rebecca S. Banks; Temple Grandin (Contribution by)
Call Number: RJ137 K46 2011
Publication Date: 2011-09-13
The first work to boldly examine the widespread misdiagnosis and controversies that arise from our current diagnostic system, it serves as awake-up call for parents and professionals to question why our mental health and education systems are failing our brightest children. Most importantly, the authors show what we can do to help children, providing a whole child model for parents and educators to strengthen and develop a child's innate gifts while also intervening to support the deficits.
A Disability History of the United States
by Kim E. Nielsen
Call Number: HV1553 N54 2012
Publication Date: 2012-10-02
Disability is not just the story of someone we love or the story of whom we may become; rather it is undoubtedly the story of our nation. Covering the entirety of US history from pre-1492 to the present, A Disability History of the United States is the first book to place the experiences of people with disabilities at the center of the American narrative.
Disability in American Life
by Tamar Heller; Carol J. Gill (Editor); Sarah Parker Harris; Robert Gould
Call Number: Online: Gale Virtual Reference Library
Publication Date: 2018-12-07
Disability--as with other marginalized topics in social policy--is at risk for exclusion from social debate. This multivolume reference work provides an overview of challenges and opportunities for people with disabilities and their families at all stages of life. * Takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying disability in America * Traces the evolution of U.S. attitudes and policies towards disability through primary documents featuring context-setting headnotes * Provides easy reference via a glossary of terms related to disability studies, including those in the areas of law, health, arts, and culture * Includes contributions from major scholars across disciplines involved in the study of disability.
Educating Children with Multiple Disabilities
by Fred P. Orelove (Editor); Dick Sobsey (Editor)
Call Number: LC4015 O68 1996
Publication Date: 1996-07-01
Explains how to integrate skills of educators and service providers to improve education for learners with severe cognitive and physical disabilities, including sensorimotor difficulties, and vision/hearing impairments.
by Lennard J. Davis
Call Number: KF480 D38 2015
Publication Date: 2015-07-14
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the widest-ranging and most comprehensive piece of civil rights legislation ever passed in the United States, and it has become the model for disability-based laws around the world. Yet the surprising story behind how the bill came to be is little known. In this riveting account, acclaimed disability scholar Lennard J. Davis delivers the first behind-the-scenes and on-the-ground narrative of how a band of leftist Berkeley hippies managed to make an alliance with upper-crust, conservative Republicans to bring about a truly bipartisan bill.
Extraordinary People with Disabilities
by Deborah Kent; Kathryn A. Quinlan
Call Number: HV1552.3 K45 1996
Publication Date: 1996-08-01
This outstanding series of short, easy-to-read biographies and historical events is designed to acquaint children of all races with the accomplishments of extraordinary people. Famous and not-so-famous women and men are recognized for their achievements in education, politics, science, medicine, exploration, music, literature, and sports. Major historical events are also covered as young readers see how these events have helped shape society as we know it today. Extraordinary People with Disabilities brings together the dramatic, inspirational, and sometimes tragic stories of people who share a common thread -- they all have physical or mental disabilities. This collection includes artists and performers (Ludwig van Beethoven, Frida Kahlo, Itzhak Perlman, Tom Cruise), athletes (Roy Campanella, Jim Abbott, Jackie Joyner-Kersee), politicians (Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Robert Dole), scientists (Stephen Hawking, Thomas Edison), heroes of the disability rights movement (Helen Keller, I. King Jordan, Ed Roberts), as well as everyday people fighting everyday battles. Informational chapters provide historical background on the continuing struggle for disability rights.
Financial Aid for Persons with Disabilities and Their Families
by Gail Schlachter; R. Weber
Call Number: Ref. LB 2337.2 F58 2018
Publication Date: 2018-04-05
Financial Aid for Persons with Disabilities and Their Families is the first and only publication to identify and provide comprehensive information on the nearly 1,400 programs established to provide funding to those with physical, sensory, or other disabilities, as well as to their family members. The listings in this book cover every major field of study, are sponsored by more than 600 different private and public agencies and organizations, and are open to all levels of applicants - from high school and college students to professionals, post doctorates, and others. And, not only does Financial Aid for Persons with Disabilities and Their Families provide the most comprehensive coverage of available funding, it also displays the most informative program descriptions (on the average, more than twice the detail found in any other listing).
by Douglas R. Bucy
Call Number: HV302.2 U6 B83 1996
Publication Date: 1996-08-01
A handbook for disabled persons who wish to lead active, independent, and fulfilling lives covers such topics as financial aid, sources of emotional support, listings of assistance equipment, and more.
by Mark L. Lengnick-Hall (Editor)
Call Number: HD7256 U5 H53 2007
Publication Date: 2007-04-30
Despite the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, many forms of discrimination against people with disabilities are still practiced, denying opportunity for employees, as well as the employers who might hire and support them. Based on a multi-year research project by a team of experts in human resource management, economics, and communications, Hidden Talent showcases the innovative practices of organizations that are actively hiring, training, and retaining people with disabilities--and thriving as a result. The authors reveal the roots of disability discrimination and demonstrate the benefits, to employers and employees alike, of investing in disabled workers, featuring in-depth case examples. Additional resources, including an overview of the ADA, information on tax and legal incentives, and listing of related publications, organizations, and websites, will make this book essential for anyone researching, managing, or experiencing the dynamics of disability in the workplace.
Just as I Am
by Ellen Dossett; Carolyn Sherer (Photographer)
Call Number: HV1552.3 S54 1999
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
Profiling 40 individuals with disabilities from all around the United States, authors Dossett and Sherer capture in words and art-quality photographs 40 stories of courage, endurance, and spirit.
A Matter of Dignity
by Andrew Potok
Call Number: HV1552.3 P68 2002
Publication Date: 2002-01-29
Covering medical, legal and psychological issues in depth and with intellectual vigor, the most provocative of Potok's work is his examination ‘about our feelings regarding wholeness, beauty, and ugliness [and] about the state called normalcy,’ making the book less about changing the world of the disabled than about in re-imagining the world in which we all live.
The Miracle Worker
Call Number: DVD MIRACLE WORKER
Publication Date: 2001 (1 videodisc)
A dramatization of the story about the struggle of a Boston teacher, Annie Sullivan, to communicate with and teach the deaf, blind, and mute child, Helen Keller.
My Left Foot
Call Number: DVD MY LEFT
Publication Date: 2011 (1 Videodisc)
Born with cerebral palsy, the 10th of 22 children of a Dublin bricklayer and his wife, Christy Brown was doomed to life as a vegetable by physicians in 1932. His strong-willed mother's love and faith encouraged him to overcome this label. At age seven, he made a mark with chalk grasped between the toes of his left foot, the only limb on his body he could control. With this proof of intelligence, his schooling begins, and aided by his loving family, Christy learns to grapple with life's physical tasks and psychological pains. His courage and determination inspire a teacher, who lends support as he develops into a brilliant if cantankerous writer, poet, and painter. The astounding story of an artist who defeated a physical disability, degrading stereotypes, and poverty to fulfill his dreams.
by Kenny Fries (Editor)
Call Number: PS508 P56 S73 1997
Publication Date: 1997-10-01
In this groundbreaking and far-reaching collection, writers such as Andre Dubus, Stanley Elkin, and Adrienne Rich, confront what it means to be disabled in our society. Through the vehicles of nonfiction, poetry, fiction, and drama, Staring Back is the first anthology to open the landscape of the disabled experience for exploration and discussion.
What's Wrong with Timmy?
by Maria Shriver; Sandra Speidel (Illustrator, Artist)
Call Number: PZ7 S559173 Wk 2001
Publication Date: 2001-10-16
What is the response when a child points out that a disabled child or adult looks 'different'? Shriver tells the story of Kate, who finds that making friends with a special needs boy helps her learn that the two of them have a lot in common.
by Melvin Juette; Ronald J. Berger; Ronald Berger
Call Number: HV3013 J84 A3 2008
Publication Date: 2008-03-28
Melvin Juette has said that becoming paralyzed in a gang-related shooting was OC both the worst and best thing that happened to him. The incident, he believes, surely spared the then sixteen year-old African American from prison and/or an early death. It transformed him in other ways, too. He attended college and made wheelchair basketball his passion ultimately becoming a star athlete and playing on the U.S. National Wheelchair Basketball Team.