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Second-grader Mary Marony wants to be something scary for Halloween so she can get back at Marvin, who makes fun of her stuttering.
In a compelling sequel to the highly praised "The Dreams of Mairhe Mehan", Mairhe, who has now taken the name Mary, leaves Washington, D.C., to take a position as a domestic servant in upstate New York. The Civil War has ended. Mary's brother, Mike, has been killed at Gettysburg, her father has returned home to Ireland, and, after two years of nursing wounded and dying soldiers in the capital's hospitals, Mary is emotionally exhausted and physically defeated. But in her new life on the shores of Lake Ontario, Mary finds renewal and her senses gradually re-awaken. Each of the novel's five sections focuses on a different sense -- as Mary learns to assist explorer and naturalist Jasper Dorsett in photographing birds, she begins to see things with a photographer's eye; as she falls in love with Dorsett's stable hand, a veteran left deaf by the war, she learns to describe the sounds she hears for him; and so forth, through the renewal of smell, taste, and touch. This challenging and poetic young adult novel concludes Mary's story with a mixture of sparkling language, thematic richness, and emotional depth.
My Sister's Keeper in nonfiction: a family's real-life struggle to cure their daughter by creating her genetic match Katie Trebing was diagnosed at three months old with Diamond Blackfan anemia, a rare form of anemia that prevents bone marrow from producing red blood cells. Even with a lifetime of monthly blood transfusions, she faced a poor prognosis. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Beth Whitehouse follows the Trebings as they make the decision to create a genetically matched sibling using preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and in vitro fertilization, and proceed with a risky bone-marrow transplant that could kill their daughter rather than save her. The Match is a timely and provocative look at urgent issues that can only become more complex and pressing as genetic and reproductive technologies advance.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The author, a paraplegic, tells about her own hunt for medical advice before getting pregnant--and then about the normal births of her two children--before widening the conversation to other disabled women and sympathetic members of the medical community.
I realized that I needed to learn about the legislative and legal aspects of disability as much as I did about our feelings regarding wholeness, beauty and ugliness, about the state called normalcy, about liberating technologies and therapies, about the role of the disabled in history and literature. And what could better inform and enlighten me than contact with people who help create access, who elicit change via care, support, teaching, and study as their life's work? As it turned out, I have learned from them that, in spite of the American addiction to youthfulness, "normalcy," virility, activity, and physical beauty, diversity in all its forms provides not only fascination but strength. Diversity tends toward higher forms, uniformity toward dullness and extinction. What could make more sense than to value all that is diverse, unexpected, and exuberantly impure?
From doctors and health professionals at the Mayo Clinic Spinal Cord Injury Program, this guide provides basic information to those who have suffered a spinal cord injury. It contains advice on many aspects of dealing with living with the injury, including emotional adjustment, changes to body functions and ways to prevent problems, sexual health and fertility, managing independence and hiring a personal care assistant, nutrition, exercise, substance abuse, going back to work, traveling, and actively participating in life. There is no bibliography.
Writer, activist and artist Connie Panzarino was born in 1947 with the rare disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type III, formerly called Amytonia Congenita. Throughout a childhood filled with both pain and joy, she strove to define herself: "I knew I was different. Now I had a name for the. difference, like being Italian or Jewish. I was an Amytonia. I didn't understand if that meant that I would never walk, or if all it meant was lack of muscle tone. I didn't know that most children with this disease die before they're five years old." In this deeply moving and eloquent memoir, Connie Panzarino describes her decades of struggle and triumph, her relationships with family members and long-time lover Ron Kovic (author of Born on the Fourth of July), her eventual turn to lesbianism, and her years of pioneering work in the disability rights movement. Filled with spirit, passion and defiance, The Me In The Mirror tells the story of a remarkable life.
From a ParentsOCO Choice and NAPPA Award-winning author, a play-based American Sign Language program with music CD to de-stress babyOCOs mealtime and bedtime"
In 1959, the year Terry Galloway turned nine, the voices of everyone she loved began to disappear. No one yet knew that an experimental antibiotic given to her mother had wreaked havoc on her fetal nervous system, eventually causing her to go deaf. As a self-proclaimed "child freak," she acted out her fury with her boxy hearing aids and Coke-bottle glasses by faking her own drowning at a camp for crippled children. Ever since that first real-life performance, Galloway has used theater, whether onstage or off, to defy and transcend her reality. With disarming candor, she writes about her mental breakdowns, her queer identity, and living in a silent, quirky world populated by unforgettable characters. What could have been a bitter litany of complaint is instead an unexpectedly hilarious and affecting take on life.
from the book jacket twelve year old Darcy, trying to project a 'normal' image in junior high despite her wheelchair, runs for ofice with the promise of exposing cruel and unfair teachers in the school until prayer and her friends reveal to her that every situation has two sides.
The Measure of Manliness is among the first books to focus on representations of disability in Victorian literature, showing that far from being marginalized or pathologized, disability was central to the narrative form of the mid-century novel. Mid-Victorian novels evidenced a proliferation of male characters with disabilities, a phenomenon that author Karen Bourrier sees as a response to the rise of a new Victorian culture of industry and vitality, and its corollary emphasis on a hardy, active manhood. The figure of the voluble, weak man was a necessary narrative complement to the silent, strong man. The disabled male embodied traditionally feminine virtues, softening the taciturn strong man, and eliciting emotional depths from his seemingly coarse muscular frame. Yet, the weak man was able to follow the strong man where female characters could not, to all-male arenas such as the warehouse and the public school. The analysis yokes together historical and narrative concerns, showing how developments in nineteenth-century masculinity led to a formal innovation in literature: the focalization or narration of the novel through the perspective of a weak or disabled man. The Measure of Manliness charts new territory in showing how feeling and loquacious bodies were increasingly seen as sick bodies throughout the nineteenth century. The book will appeal to those interested in disability studies, gender and masculinity studies, the theorization of sympathy and affect, the recovery of women's writing and popular fiction, the history of medicine and technology, and queer theory.
Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Diseases, Fourth Edition covers the medical aspects of those conditions commonly encountered by rehabilitation and other health professionals and discusses symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, and prognoses. This Fourth Edition has been completely revised and updated and reflects an approach consistent with the philosophical underpinnings of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). New chapters on Conceptualizing Chronic Illness and Disability; Intellectual Disability; and Financing Rehabilitation have been added. In addition, chapters on Psychiatric Disability, Substance Use, and Conditions of the Blood and Immune System have been expanded
A comprehensive guide to disabilities for rehabilitation professionals.
"Do you know what's really good for you?" In this age of countless miracle cures, it's vital to separate the myths that endanger your health from the medical truths you need. TRUTH: Unfiltered coffee can clog your arteries. TRUTH: Tossing and turning at night may shorten your life. TRUTH: Boring jobs can kill you. Get the information you need to revitalize your body, maintain your longevity, manage your health care, and possibly even save a life--yours.
The text is widely used at the master's level for students in the broad field of rehabilitation counseling and allied health services. The text has become a standard in the field of rehabilitation counseling and is a useful reference for professionals involved in day-to-day case work.
A textbook for rehabilitation counseling.
A textbook intended for professionals who assist disabled people
This book is a textbook for students and a reference book for practicing counselors and other helping professionals. The intended audience includes rehabilitation counselors in both public and private sectors, rehabilitation educators and their students (undergraduate and graduate programs), vocational experts, work evaluators, counselors in a variety of settings, and other helping professionals.
CJ, the Guide Dog Puppy, tells the story, in her own words, of a guide dog puppy's first year of life. CJ's story begins at the Southeastern Guide Dog kennels where she was 12 weeks old, and follows her experiences in the home of her loving puppy raisers. Although CJ enjoys the usual puppy life of games and toys, she already knows her future will be very special. Her year with puppy raisers provides her with many experiences that prepare her for her formal training as a guide dog for a blind person. Young children will not only learn about the training of a future guide dog, they will also be able to internalize feelings CJ has about learning, working, and sharing her love with the people in her life. Author Mary Ereth is a former first grade teacher, who was selected as Teacher of the Year in the Akron Public Schools. "A wonderfully appealing way for children to understand the world of the physically challenged."--Frank Kavanaugh, Ph.D., Professor of Communications, Punta Gorda, Florida. "The puppies and dogs in training are truly God's gift to those individuals with special needs."--Beth A. Campbell, Cleveland, Ohio. "Before we met CJ, we thought dogs were just good buddies, but now we understand that CJ and other guide dogs are the "eyes" for someone. We are lucky to have met CJ, the guide dog when she was just a puppy. It's really cool that Mary Ereth wrote this book so that lots of kids can read about guide dogs and how important they are to everyone."--Richard Freshwater, age 9, and Kent Freshwater, age 8, Englewood Elementary School, Englewood, Florida.
In 1955, a 13-year-old Lyric finds her whole life changing when her family moves from the hills of Virginia to Flint, Michigan and her older sister Summer begins descending into mental illness. A touching story of love and how schizophrenia affects the family.
Gary Small, M.D., is hhead of the Dept. on Aging at UCLA, and he and his colleagues have done research on age-related memory and cognitive disorders, dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease. For caregivers, their families, and patients who must cope with these disorders.
Even after Miles returns to military duty, his late death seems to be having a greater effect than he's willing to admit. His weakness reveals itself to the world at large at just the wrong time and in just the wrong way, and Miles is summoned home to face the Barrayarn Imperial Security chief.
Christian romance set in Missouri in which one of the main characters is disabled.
Children living in poverty are more likely to have mental health problems, and their conditions are more likely to be severe. Of the approximately 1. 3 million children who were recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits in 2013, about 50% were disabled primarily due to a mental disorder. An increase in the number of children who are recipients of SSI benefits due to mental disorders has been observed through several decades of the program beginning in 1985 and continuing through 2010. Nevertheless, less than 1% of children in the United States are recipients of SSI disability benefits for a mental disorder. At the request of the Social Security Administration, "Mental Disorders and Disability Among Low-Income Children" compares national trends in the number of children with mental disorders with the trends in the number of children receiving benefits from the SSI program, and describes the possible factors that may contribute to any differences between the two groups. This report provides an overview of the current status of the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, and the levels of impairment in the U. S. population under age 18. The report focuses on 6 mental disorders, chosen due to their prevalence and the severity of disability attributed to those disorders within the SSI disability program: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder/conduct disorder, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, learning disabilities, and mood disorders. While this report is not a comprehensive discussion of these disorders, "Mental Disorders and Disability Among Low-Income Children" provides the best currently available information regarding demographics, diagnosis, treatment, and expectations for the disorder time course - both the natural course and under treatment.
Current estimates suggest that between one and three percent of people living in the United States will receive a diagnosis of mental retardation. Mental retardation, a condition characterized by deficits in intellectual capabilities and adaptive behavior, can be particularly hard to diagnose in the mild range of the disability. The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) provides income support and medical benefits to individuals with cognitive limitations who experience significant problems in their ability to perform work and may therefore be in need of governmental support. Addressing the concern that SSA’s current procedures are consistent with current scientific and professional practices, this book evaluates the process used by SSA to determine eligibility for these benefits. It examines the adequacy of the SSA definition of mental retardation and its current procedures for assessing intellectual capabilities, discusses adaptive behavior and its assessment, advises on ways to combine intellectual and adaptive assessment to provide a complete profile of an individual's capabilities, and clarifies ways to differentiate mental retardation from other conditions.