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Through the Eyes of Aliens: A Book About Autistic People

by Jasmine Lee O'Neill

The author, who describes herself as a person with autism, describes this condition as rare and beautiful. She offers suggestions to parents, teachers, and caregivers, encouraging them to respect the autistic person's uniqueness and wholeness. She urges that autistic people should be accepted for who they are, and that efforts to change them and rid them of autism are futile and painful for everyone concerned.

Through the Rain and Rainbow: The Remarkable Life of Richard Kinney

by Lyle M. Crist

Richard Kenny lost his sight at age seven. He spent his childhood adjusting to and overcoming blindness. He entered college but had to drop out in his second year when his hearing failed. The next ten years contained motes of both great anguish and sweet victory as he adjusted to being totally deaf-blind. With perseverance, the support of family and friends, and the counsel of such leaders as Helen Keller and other workers for the deaf and blind, Kenny became the third deaf-blind person in history to earn a college degree. He married, became a father, traveled and wrote.

Thunder Dog: A Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero

by Michael Hingson Susy Flory

A blind man and his guide dog show the power of trust and courage in the midst of devastating terror. It was 12:30 a. m. on 9/11 and Roselle whimpered at Michael's bedside. A thunderstorm was headed east, and she could sense the distant rumbles while her owners slept. As a trained guide dog, when she was "on the clock" nothing could faze her. But that morning, without her harness, she was free to be scared, and she nudged Michael's hand with her wet nose as it draped over the bedside toward the floor. She needed him to wake up. With a busy day of meetings and an important presentation ahead, Michael slumped out of bed, headed to his home office, and started chipping away at his daunting workload. Roselle, shivering, took her normal spot at his feet and rode out the storm while he typed. By all indications it was going to be a normal day. A busy day, but normal nonetheless. Until they went into the office. In Thunder Dog, follow Michael and his guide dog, Roselle, as their lives are changed forever by two explosions and 1,463 stairs. When the first plane struck Tower One, an enormous boom, frightening sounds, and muffled voices swept through Michael's office while shards of glass and burning scraps of paper fell outside the windows. But in this harrowing story of trust and courage, discover how blindness and a bond between dog and man saved lives and brought hope during one of America's darkest days.

Tia's Story

by Judy Baer

This is a stunningly written Christian novel.

Tilt: Every Family Spins on Its Own Axis

by Elizabeth Burns

The story of a mother coming to terms with her daughter's autism and her husbands's manic-depression

Time For Art: Art Projects and Lessons for Students with Visual Impairments

by Gail Cawley Showalter

This simple manual gives some helpful suggestions for people who want to teach art to children who are blind or visually impaired. It also gives some suggestions on projects that the students can do. It is not intended as the "all around authority" on the topic but serves as a spring board into other projects and ideas. Topics and projects include, fake fossils, aluminum repousse, papier mache bowls, wire sculptures, and raised line drawings. Good book for anyone interested in ways to adapt lessons in art for learners with special needs. Also includes art projects which relate to science.

A Time to Embrace (Women of Faith Series #6)

by Karen Kingsbury

Sequel to A Time to Dance...another excellent book about God's mercy and grace through trials and tradgedy

To Catch A Golden Ring

by Marilyn Cram Donahue

Novel for teens about two friends seeking the untouchable dream

To Elvis with Love

by Lena Canada

Loneliness of a young Swedish nurse's aid trainee named Lena and of an orphan girl named Karen with cerebral palsy is alleviated when they meet and form a close bond. When Karen shares her secret love of Elvis with Lena, they embark on a difficult quest to make contact with him. The story tells of the deep emotional struggles of Lena and Karen--their joys and sorrows, told with sensitivity and compassion.

To Guide and Guard

by Alexandra Hasluck

Relates the early history of the guide dog movement in Australia, the beginning ideas, the challenges, pitfalls, and successes.

To Race the Wind

by Harold Krents

The autobiography of Harold Krents, a young blind man who was a well-known lawyer in the early 1970's. Harold was the inspiration for the film and play, Butterflies Are Free.

To Ride the Public's Buses: The Fight That Built a Movement

by Barrett Shaw Mary Johnson

How could you go to school, or go on a date, or volunteer somewhere if the only trips deemed worth funding for you were medical trips? How could you get a job if you could only get three rides a week? If you were never on time? How could you raise a family, shop for food, get your kids to and from school or wherever, if all the rides were taken up with work trips (and this for a population with a 70% unemployment rate)? Most of all, you heard the oppressive, overbearing message that other people -- from the transit authority CEOs and systems managers down to the drivers -- could decide better than you -- and would decide -- what it was most worthwhile for you to be doing. You simply did not count. . . . Who could forget Edith Harris's death grip on a bus windshield wiper? Cathy Thomas and George Cooper throwing "blood" stained money at the Dallas transit board of directors? Mickey Rodriguez's gentle, giant frame quietly refusing to move? Mark Ball's and Bob and Renate Conrad's political raps? George Florum and Mel Conrardy showing neophytes like myself how you block a San Antonio bus? Dana Jackson's chant of "Can you hear us, on the inside?" echoing off the walls of the Los Angeles County Jail at midnight? In DC, the Preacher intoning "We will be back again, and again, and again ..." as the crowd drank it in? Jim Lundville's silent smile as he "wandered out" in front of a Phoenix bus? . . .

To Rome With Love (Seven Sisters Series Book 4)

by Debra White Smith

Melissa gazed into velvet brown eyes. Kinkaide hadn't changed much in six years. His expressive eyes and vibrant smile brought back memories and images of a time filled with promise and love... at time she thought would last forever. Melissa stepped back. Nothing could break through the barriers surrounding her heart...nothing (note the..."nothing" And now Kinkaide was standing before her, believing she had accepted his invitation for a Mediterranean excursion. He held out a note signed with her name...a note she had never seen before. Shock slowly softened to interest. Despite his broken promises, hope stirred. What if... A captivating tale of romance and suspense

To the Edge and Back: My Story from Organ Transplant Survivor to Olympic Snowboarder

by Steve Jackson Chris Klug

Story of Chris Klug, Olympic snowboarder. His life, dreams, and organ transplant survival.

To the Left of Inspiration: Adventures in Living with Disabilities

by Katherine Schneider

When is the last time you've read an honest, funny book about living with disabilities? To the Left of Inspiration: Adventures in Living with Disabilities is just such a book. You'll learn from a woman blind from birth about activities of daily life, like talking to children about disabilities, traveling, going to church, and working. Great memoirs about amazing people with disabilities exist, as do hundreds of books about the diagnosis and treatment of a particular disability. There are also books for specialists about teaching, rehabilitating, or accommodating a particular kind of disability. Since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, more and more people interact daily with students, customers, and clients with disabilities and want to do so knowledgeably and sensitively. The life experiences Schneider describes to exemplify her suggestions to the reader highlight the warmth and humor in all of our struggles to be humane with each other, whether we are temporarily able-bodied or disabled. Fifty-four million Americans have chronic illnesses or disabilities requiring them to make accommodations in the ways they live their lives. They have families, friends, coworkers, teachers, health care professionals, and church leaders who want to know what their disabled friend is going through and how to help. Schneider writes about living with blindness for over fifty years and fibromyalgia for ten years.

Toddler Adoption: The Weaver's Craft

by Mary Hopkins-Best

Advice for parents and others involved with international or domestic adoption of a toddler with or without other special needs.

Together: A Story of Shared Vision

by Tom Sullivan Betty White

From the book "If this dog loves me enough to lay down his life for my survival, how can I just give up?" One misstep on a mountain climbing trip plunged Brenden McCarthy into darkness by stealing his sight and everything else he held dear. But a too-independent guide dog named Nelson just might lead him back to life . . . if they don't kick him out of guide dog school first. Brenden can't accept the fact that he's lost his sight. And Nelson can't accept that he's been paired with someone other than his former master. Just as Brenden starts to live again, a devastating setback causes him to try to end it all. Brenden releases Nelson and sits down in the middle of an intersection. At that moment, everything changes when Nelson freely decides he'd rather join Brenden in death than live without him. Now they need a leap of faith and a love beyond words to make it.

Tom and Bear: The Training of a Guide Dog Team

by Richard Mcphee

The author tells in diary format of his twenty-six days observing a young blind man training with a guide dog at Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a school in New York state.

Too Late to Die Young: Nearly True Tales From a Life

by Harriet Mcbryde Johnson

Harriet McBryde Johnson isn't sure, but she thinks one of her earliest memories was learning that she will die. The message came from a maudlin TV commercial for the Muscular Dystrophy Association that featured a boy who looked a lot like her. Then as now, Johnson tended to draw her own conclusions. In secret, she carried the knowledge of her mortality with her and tried to sort out what it meant. By the time she realized she wasn't literally a dying child, she was living a grown-up life characterized by intense engagement with people, politics, work, struggle, and community, and also by a deep appreciation for the ephemeral beauty of life. Due to a congenital neuromuscular disease, Johnson has never been able to walk, dress, or bathe without assistance. With help, however, she lives life on her own terms, from the streets of Havana, where she covers an international disability rights conference, to the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, to an auditorium in Princeton, where she defends the value of lives like hers against philosopher Peter Singer. Her idea of fun leads her (as a law student) to take on the Secret Service during a presidential visit, as well as to undertake a last-minute campaign for local political office and to set the world endurance record for telethon protesting. And she may be the thinnest of all the thin women who have been photographed for the cover of The New York Times Magazine. Too Late to Die Young opens with a lyrical mediation on death and ends with a tough sermon on pleasure. In between, we get the tales Johnson most enjoys telling from her own life. This is not a book "about disability" but it will surprise anyone who has ever imagined that life with a severe disability is inherently worse than another kind of life. As disarmingly bold, funny, and unsentimental as Johnson herself, Too Late to Die Young marks the arrival of an unforgettable American voice.

Toothpaste and Railroad Tracks

by Kenneth Jernigan

This is the eighth book in the Kernel Books Series--a series of books in which people who are blind tell about life situations and how they coped with them. "What do toothpaste and railroad tracks have in common? Just about the same that axes and law books do--nothing and everything. They are the building blocks of the routine of daily existence. In a very real sense they are the essence of humanity itself. When I was younger (maybe 40 years ago), there was a popular song called "Little Things Mean a Lot." It dealt with what the title implies, but its message was much more than that. It was that each little incident (relatively unimportant in and of itself) combines with all of the other trivial events that are constantly happening to us to form the pattern of our lives. It is not the major events but the recurring details that make us what we are--that determine whether we will succeed or fail, be happy and productive or sad and miserable. Other books in this series are available from Bookshare."

Tortuga

by Rudolfo Anaya

Set in a hospital for crippled children, this novel explores the meaning of pain and suffering. Tortuga, meaning turtle, is a young boy who is paralyzed and is hospitalized. He nevertheless finds the courage to outdo pain and tragedy.

Touch and Blindness: Psychology and Neuroscience

by Morton A. Heller Soledad Ballesteros

This is a scholarly document concerning the neurological aspects of visual impairment.

Touch Of Light: The Story Of Louis Braille

by Anne E. Neimark

A biography of Louis Braille.

The Touch of Magic

by Lorena A. Hickok

The story of Helen Keller's great teacher, Anne Sullivan Macy

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