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In which young haremaid Martha Braebuck, wheelchair-bound since infancy, learns that the cure for her condition may be found at the mysterious ancient Abbey of Loamhedge. Other books in this series are available from Bookshare.
Lobster Boy recounts the disturbing story behind the sensational life and murder of Grady Stiles, Jr., the legendary carnival "freak." His wife, Teresa, and family revealed years of physical and emotional abuse that made her arrange for her husband's murder. Rosen mixes in short vignettes about Stiles's equally unfortunate acquaintances, including The World's Only Living Half Girl, Midget Man, the Electrified Girl and the Human Blockhead. During Teresa Stiles's dramatic murder trial, Rosen becomes a character in his own book, risking his life in pursuit of the truth.
Few people these days would oppose making the public realm of space, social services and jobs accessible to women and men with disabilities. But what about access to the private realm of desire and sexuality? How can one also facilitate access to that, in ways that respect the integrity of disabled adults, and also of those people who work with and care for them?Loneliness and Its Opposite documents how two countries generally imagined to be progressive engage with these questions in very different ways. Denmark and Sweden are both liberal welfare states, but they diverge dramatically when it comes to sexuality and disability. In Denmark, the erotic lives of people with disabilities are acknowledged and facilitated. In Sweden, they are denied and blocked. Why do these differences exist, and how do both facilitation and hindrance play out in practice?Loneliness and Its Opposite charts complex boundaries between private and public, love and sex, work and intimacy, and affection and abuse. It shows how providing disabled adults with access to sexual lives is not just crucial for a life with dignity. It is an issue of fundamental social justice with far reaching consequences for everyone.
This guide, which accompanies the Handwriting kit, sould by APH, can be used on its own, with a piece of metal screening in place of the writing board, and plastic cursive letters purchased at most teacher stores. Outlines a way to learn all of the letters in lower case and Capital as well as the numbers in cursive. Good resource for learning how to write.
Glen is determined to make his developmentally disabled brother a basketball player.
Long Time, No See is certainly an inspiring story, but Beth Finke does not aim to inspire. Eschewing reassuring platitudes and sensational pleas for sympathy, she charts her struggles with juvenile diabetes, blindness, and a host of other hardships, sharing her feelings of despair and frustration as well as her hard-won triumphs. Rejecting the label "courageous," she prefers to describe herself using the phrase her mother invoked in times of difficulty: "She did what she had to do. " With unflinching candor and acerbic wit, Finke chronicles the progress of the juvenile diabetes that left her blind at the age of twenty-six as well as the seemingly endless spiral of adversity that followed. First she was forced out of her professional job. Then she bore a multiply handicapped son. But she kept moving forward, confronting marital and financial problems and persevering through a rocky training period with a seeing-eye dog. Finke's life story and her commanding knowledge of her situation give readers a clear understanding of diabetes, blindness, and the issues faced by parents of children with significant disabilities. Because she has taken care to include accurate medical information as well as personal memoir, Long Time, No See serves as an excellent resource for others in similar situations and for professionals who deal with disabled adults or children.
Look At Me: A Resource Manual for the Development of Residual Vision in Children with Multiple Disabilitiesby Audrey J. Smith Karen Shane Cote
Look at me is a complete resource for educators working with visually/multiply handicapped as well as those having low vision as their only disability. It provides the reader with basic, written information on the structure and function of the eye.
A Look Into Our "i's": A Compilation of Introspective Writings From a Group of Extraordinary Young People With Visual Impairmentsby Delta Gamma Center for Children With Visual Impairments
Stories about how their visual impairments have affected their lives from a dozen teenagers aged 13 to 21.
Ever since he was small, John Robison had longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits--an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother in them)--had earned him the label "social deviant. " No guidance came from his mother, who conversed with light fixtures, or his father, who spent evenings pickling himself in sherry. It was no wonder he gravitated to machines, which could, at least, be counted on. After fleeing his parents and dropping out of high school, his savant-like ability to visualize electronic circuits landed him a gig with KISS, for whom he created their legendary fire-breathing guitars. Later, he drifted into a "real" job, as an engineer for a major toy company. But the higher Robison rose in the company, the more he had to pretend to be "normal" and do what he simply couldn't: communicate. It wasn't worth the paycheck. It was not until he was forty that an insightful therapist told him he had the form of autism called Asperger's syndrome. That understanding transformed the way Robison saw himself--and the world. Look Me in the Eyeis the moving, darkly funny story of growing up with Asperger's at a time when the diagnosis simply didn't exist. A born storyteller, Robison takes you inside the head of a boy whom teachers and other adults regarded as "defective," who could not avail himself of KISS's endless supply of groupies, and who still has a peculiar aversion to using people's given names (he calls his wife "Unit Two"). He also provides a fascinating reverse angle on the younger brother he left at the mercy of their nutty parents--the boy who would later change his name to Augusten Burroughs and write the bestselling memoirRunning with Scissors. Ultimately, this is the story of Robison's journey from his world into ours, and his new life as a husband, father, and successful small business owner--repairing his beloved high-end automobiles. It's a strange, sly, indelible account--sometimes alien, yet always deeply human. From the Hardcover edition.
A paralyzed stroke victim and poet tells her story of decades of being treated as a vegetable in a public hospital and her release from isolation when a speech therapist taught her to communicate. Julia Tavalaro had it all, a beautiful young daughter, and a loving husband, until two strokes left her in a coma for three years. When she finally emerged, she couldn't move her arms or legs, and couldn't speak except to groan. She had a tube that helped her breathe, and was being fed liquids to survive. For six years she was treated like a vegetable, until a speech therapist discovered she was cognizant, and so began her journey of learning to communicate.
When 18 year old Becky Andrews is diagnosed with the degenerative eye condition Retinitis Pigmentosa, she understands her childhood of softball strikeouts, notorious clumsiness, and why she's never been able to see the stars. This is Becky's remarkable story of living life to the fullest is a journey of courage and determination. Part memoir and part resilience manifestor, Look up, move forward will inspire readers to face their own lives with more creativity, grit, determination and joy.
Have you ever seen a handsome, intelligent dog wearing a leather harness and leading a blind person at a steady clip along a busy city street full of obstacles? That kind of training, trust and teamwork doesn't just happen It happens at Guide Dogs for the Blind of San Rafael, California. The story begins in 1941 in Los Gatos, ironically, a city named for cats. It is the story of determined, strong-minded pioneers who wanted a West Coast school that would train newly blinded servicemen who came home during and after World War II to achieve greater mobility and independence. It is the story of dogs--"Blondie," "Frank of Ledge Acres," "Abby," "Lee," "Dugan" and "Mozart"--of 4-H puppy raisers and adult volunteer puppy testers, of instructors and veterinarians. It is the story of the seven six-week-old yellow Labrador retriever puppies on the cover of this book. There are dogs everywhere on the Guide Dogs campus, and there are dogs everywhere in this book. They range from silly puppies who trip over their own paws to dignified adult Guide Dogs. This is a success story, one filled with courage, optimism, hope, humor and hard work, from dogs, instructors, staff, students and graduates alike. It is the story of a struggling school that started in a rented farm house with one trainer, two students and donated dogs, a school that today has graduated more than 6,000 teams of blind person and Guide Dog. It is the story of a group of graduates that includes people from all walks of life, from ranchers to college students, homemakers, attorneys and musicians.
Looking at Employment Through a Lifespan Telescope: Age, Health, and Employment Status of People with Serious Visual Impairmentby Corinne Kirchner Emilie Schmeidler Alexander Todorov
This book gathers representative survey data from the legally blind population on employment issues, and analyzes it using a lifespan perspective (considering age, career stage, and age-at-onset of visual impairment), which is critical to understanding widely different employment issues for subgroups of the blind and visually impaired population.
Looking Beyond Limitations: A New Understanding of Learning Disabilities in a Disabling School Systemby Joan Kilbourne Steve Köehmstedt
An investigation into the ways in which educational institutions disable students with learning disabilities.
Perry a yellow labrador tells about a day in his life. Where he goes with his owner Sara to the park, to the post office, to a diner, and to a school where Sara tells about guide dogs. Perry also remembers the time Sara and him walked from Boston to New York to show what a Guide dog could do.<P><P> Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award
This handbook provides teachers with practical tips and advice on improving literacy skills for students with low vision with easy-to-understand explanations of vital topics such as interpreting eye reports, performing functional vision assessments, and working with low vision service providers along with chapters on games and activities that teachers can use in their classrooms.
Implement a more constructive approach to difficult students Lost and Found is a follow-up to Dr. Ross Greene's landmark works, The Explosive Child and Lost at School, providing educators with highly practical, explicit guidance on implementing his Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) Problem Solving model with behaviorally-challenging students. While the first two books described Dr. Greene's positive, constructive approach and described implementation on a macro level, this useful guide provides the details of hands-on CPS implementation by those who interact with these children every day. Readers will learn how to incorporate students' input in understanding the factors making it difficult for them to meet expectations and in generating mutually satisfactory solutions. Specific strategies, sample dialogues, and time-tested advice help educators implement these techniques immediately. The groundbreaking CPS approach has been a revelation for parents and educators of behaviorally-challenging children. This book gives educators the concrete guidance they need to immediately begin working more effectively with these students. Implement CPS one-on-one or with an entire class Work collaboratively with students to solve problems Study sample dialogues of CPS in action Change the way difficult students are treated The discipline systems used in K-12 schools are obsolete, and aren't working for the kids to whom they're most often applied - those with behavioral challenges. Lost and Found provides a roadmap to a different paradigm, helping educators radically transform the way they go about helping their most challenging students.
Lost Eye: Coping with Monocular Vision After Enucleation or Eye Loss from Cancer, Accident, or Diseaseby Jay D. Adkisson
Lost Eye is a collection of e-mails and message threads from Jay Adkisson's LostEye.com website, along with articles and other helpful information to help persons who have lost an eye to cope with the experience. The message is that life can continue as normal after the loss of an eye, and that there are many other people who are similarly situated and have successfully coped with the loss of an eye for many years.
In Lost Girls, bestselling author George D. Shuman's riveting new thriller, beautiful blind psychic Sherry Moore becomes embroiled in her most perilous and disturbing case to date and finds that the lives of hundreds of women hang in the balance. Sherry Moore would do anything for her confidant and best friend, retired Admiral Garland Brigham. So when he suddenly asks her to assist a team of U.S. Navy SEALs in a daring high-altitude rescue on Mount McKinley, she doesn't hesitate and soon finds herself flying across the country to hang vertically off an Alaskan cliff, tethered to Captain Brian Metcalf. Sherry, renowned for her ability to see the last eighteen-seconds of a deceased person's memory, takes the hand of a dead climber, hoping to ascertain the whereabouts of his missing climbing team. But what she sees leaves her with visions that will haunt her long past Alaska. While rumors of slave girls being trafficked around the Caribbean have circulated for years, little credible evidence has been uncovered about these "lost girls." When detective inspector Roily King George recovers the body of a young blond woman, naked except for a shocking tattoo branded onto her cheek, he knows she may hold the key to toppling this criminal underworld. Through delicate back-channel negotiations, Sherry arrives in Kingston, Jamaica, to see the deceased and finds that things are more complicated than she thought: the remains are of Jill Bishop, an American teenager last seen in a Santo Domingo marketplace. Carol Bishop, relentless in her pursuit to.find out how her daughter died, and Sherry, the distressing images from Mount McKinley still fresh in her memory, embark on a frantic hunt for clues from the Dominican Republic to the remote jungles of Haiti, racing against time to save others from Jill's fate. Along the way, Sherry must confront a legendary voodoo priest, who possesses abilities eerily similar to her own, and take on a man whose depraved practices give new meaning to the word evil.
The author relates how she discovered a combination of behavioral therapy, diet and supplements that saved her son Evan from autism.
Louis was 12 years old and blind, but he made up his mind that he was going to invent an easy way for all blind people to read and write. It took him 3 years to work out his alphabet of raised dots.
A biography of Louis Braille which is written for young adult readers. An excellent choice for a book report.
Shy high schooler Kyle Jamieson and Hailey Bosler, a musician with degenerative blindness, team up to tackle a bucket list of greatest fears in this compelling novel that explores what it means to take risks.It starts with a list of fears. Stupid things really. Things that Hailey shouldn't worry about, wouldn't worry about if she didn't wake up every morning with the world a little more blurry. Unable to see her two moms clearly. Unable to read the music for her guitar. One step closer to losing the things she cares about the most. For a while, the only thing that keeps Hailey moving forward is the feeling she gets when she crosses something off the list. Then she meets Kyle. He mumbles--when he talks at all--and listens to music to drown out his thoughts. He's loaded down with fears, too. So Hailey talks him into making his own list. Together, they stumble into an odd friendship, helping each other tackle one after another of their biggest fears. But fate and timing can change everything. And sometimes facing your worst fear makes you realize you had nothing to lose after all.
When Jenny Lexhed and her husband have their first child, Lucas, they are living the dream. They're happily married, they've just bought a house, the company they built together from the ground up is starting to blossom. But with the arrival of their son, a feeling of anxiety slips into their life. What starts as a feeling becomes a conviction. Lucas is not like other children. Everything seems to indicate, and psychiatric evaluation concludes, that their son is severely autistic. Will he ever be able to communicate?Jenny vows to do whatever she can to help Lucas connect with his parents and others and live an independent life. Tossed between hope and despair, she begins a frantic effort to research the best among many competing therapies and find exactly the right treatment for her son. Her obsession takes her to the brink of exhaustion-and over, when she suffers a psychotic breakdown and must be committed to a psychiatric clinic. There begins another journey, to find her balance and recover her strong, healthy life, before she can begin again to fight for her son.Both brutally honest and deeply affecting, Love Is Not Enough is a page-turning memoir that offers insight into autism and what a parent goes through for her child.