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This summer, Arturo Sandoval declares, his son Marcelo will learn about the real world. He will work in the mail room of Arturo's law firm. He will interact with everyone in the office. He will be normal, as Arturo has always said he is, and not have a highly functioning form of Asperger's Syndrome, as Marcelo knows he does. And Marcelo, reluctantly, must agree to his father's terms. He soon learns reality isn't easy. Wendell, the son of Arturo's partner, offers friendship to further his own ends. The law firm hides an injustice that will transform Marcelo's world. But through it all, there is Jasmine, his beautiful and tenacious coworker, his true friend -- ...and perhaps more. <P><P> Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award
Married to Distraction: Restoring Intimacy and Strengthening Your Marriage in an Age of Interruptionby Edward M. Hallowell Sue George Hallowell Melissa Orlov
Bestselling author and attention deficit expert, Dr. Hallowell teams up with his couples' therapist wife to explain the subtle yet deadly toll a hectic lifestyle takes on intimate relationships. The author offers strategies for restoring connection and communication.
Married with Special-Needs Children is the first book for parents to examine the stress that is often placed upon a marriage when a couple has a child with a disability. Many parents worry that even strong marriages can buckle--and some may break--under the intense demands of raising a child with special needs. In this practical, supportive guide, the authors draw on their combined professional experience in marital counseling and parent training, and feedback from hundreds of parents of children with disabilities who share their solutions and secrets for a healthy relationship.
`This deceptively little book contains more truth and provides more insight into what it is like to have Asperger's Syndrome than many a weighty tome on the subject. It offers a view from the inside, but it is not yet another autobiography. Admirably and refreshingly, the author has refrained from giving an account solely based on her own experiences. Instead she sets out observations from 25 different suffers, giving often astonishing and sometimes harrowing glimpses of what actually happens to a child with Asperger's Syndrome in the classroom, in the playground, in the lunch queue and at home' - The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry This award-winning book illuminates what it means to be a person who has Aspergers Syndrome by providing a window into a unique and particular world. Drawing on her own experience of schooling, and that of a network of friends and correspondents who share her way of thinking and responding, Clare Sainsbury reminds us of the potential for harm which education holds for those who do not fit. This book holds insights that take us beyond the standard guidance on how to manage autistic spectrum disorder. It challenges the way we might handle obsessional behaviour. It invites us to celebrate the pure passion of the intellect, which such obsessions can represent, and to recognise the delight which can be experienced by children who love to collect. It reminds us that many of the autistic mannerisms we might try to suppress actually help the child to think. This revised edition includes an additional introduction and extensive summary of research in the field of Asperger's Syndrome, both by Tony Attwood.
(back of book)ages 8-12 MARY INGALLS lost her sight after a devastating bout of scarlet fever. Now Mary has the opportunity to attend the Iowa College for the Blind, where she will get a fresh start with her education and can learn the skills she needs for an independent future as well. It seems like a dream come true. But it also means leaving her cherished family behind in Dakota Territory, including her sister Laura. Laura's feisty personality has always complemented Mary's quiet nature, and ever since Mary lost her sight Laura has served as Mary's "eyes" to the world. Now that she's on her own, Mary must learn to get along without her beloved sister, and in the process realizes that she may have a bit of Laura's spunk in her after all. For the first time, readers will get a glimpse into the life of Mary Ingalls and will discover a whole new side of this Little House sister they've gotten to know through Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic Little House books.
Embarrassed about her stuttering, a 2nd grader almost misses a chance to have lunch with her favorite author.
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.
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