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You Will Dream New Dreams: Inspiring Personal Stories by Parents of Children with Disabilities

by Stanley Klein Sharon Schieve

Stanley Klein, former editor of Exceptional Parent Magazine, brings a unique awareness about disability issues to this unusually forthright and positive book, aimed at parents of children with disabilities. Recognizing that parents are usually busy and overwhelmed, this book is composed of more than fifty short essays that can be read separately or in sequence. Parents write about diagnosis, treatment, education, and social issues, with poignancy and humor. Among the essays is the often quoted piece about "Going to Holland," which compares raising a disabled child to making a trip to an unexpected but ultimately rewarding destination.

You Who Cross My Path: Selected Poems By Erez Bitton

by Erez Bitton

This first US publication of Erez Bitton, one of Israel's most celebrated poets, recalls the fate of Moroccan Jewish culture with poems both evocative and pure. Considered the founding father of Mizrahi Israeli, a major tradition in the history of Hebrew poetry, Bitton's bilingual collection dramatically expands the scope of biographical experience and memory, ultimately resurrecting a vanishing world and culture.Preliminary Background WordsMy mother my motherfrom a village of shrubs green of a different green.From a bird's nest producing milk sweeter than sweet.From a nightingale's cradle of a thousand Arabian nights.My mother my motherwho staved off evilwith her middle fingerswith beating her cheston behalf of all mothers.My father my fatherwho delved into worldswho sanctified the Sabbath with pure Araqwho was most practicedin synagogue traditions.And I—having distanced myselfdeep into my heartwould recitewhen all were asleepshort Bach massesdeep into my heartin Jewish-Moroccan.Erez Bitton was born in 1942 to Moroccan parents in Oran, Algeria, and emigrated to Israel in 1948. Blinded by a stray hand grenade in Lod, he spent his childhood in Jerusalem's School for the Blind. He is considered the founding father of Mizrahi poetry in Israel—the first poet to take on the conflict between North African immigrants and the Ashkenazi society, and the first to use Judeo-Arabic dialect in his poetry. His most recent award is the Bialik Lifetime Achievement Award (2014).

You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder

by Kate Kelly Peggy Ramundo

Straightforward, practical advice for taking control of the symptoms, minimizing the disabilities, and maximizing the advantages of adult ADD. There is a great deal of literature about children with attention deficit disorder, ADD. But what do you do if you have ADD and aren't a child anymore? You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! focuses on the experiences of adults, offering accurate information, practical how-tos and moral support to help readers deal with ADD. It explains the diagnostic process that distinguishes ADD symptoms from normal lapses in memory, lack of concentration or impulsive behavior, and it addresses: Achieving balance by analyzing one's strengths and weaknesses Getting along in groups, at work and in intimate and family relationships -- including how to decrease discord and chaos Learning the mechanics and methods for getting organized and improving memory Seeking professional help, including therapy and medication Widely used by support groups around the country, You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! is the indispensable reference for anyone who faces the challenge of ADD on a daily basis.

You Gotta Keep Dancin': In the Midst of Life's Hurts, You Can Choose Joy

by Tim Hansel

Stress, disappointment, heartache, hurt--all are part of the human condition. The ...message of [this book] is that no matter what your circumstances, with God's help, you can choose to be joyful. A discussion of how to live with pain and still discover a life rich with joy.

You Changed My Life: A Memoir (Movie Tie-In Edition)

by Abdel Sellou

"You Saved My Life" tells the extraordinary true story of the charming Algerian con-man whose friendship with a disabled French aristocrat inspired the record-breaking hit film, "The Intouchables. """SellouOCOs fictional reincarnation, Driss, played to critical acclaim by French comedian Omar Sy in the movie "Les Intouchables," captured the hearts of millions with his edgy charm. aAlready a bestseller in France and Germany, "You Changed My Life" shows us the real man behind SyOCOs smiling face. The book takes us from his childhood spent stealing candy from the local grocery store, to his career as a pickpocket and scam artist, to his unexpected employment as a companion for a quadriplegic. Sellou has never before divulged the details of his past. aIn many interviews and documentaries, he has evaded or shrugged off the question of his childhood and his stay in prison, until now. He tells his story with a stunning amount of talent, with humor, style, andOCothough he denies that he has anyOCohumility. SellouOCOs idiosyncratic and candidly charming voice is magnificently captured in this memoir, a fact to which his friendaPhilippe Pozzo di Borgo testifies in his touching preface for the book. "

You Can't Make Me!: From Chaos to Cooperation in the Elementary Classroom

by Sylvia Rockwell

Offering effective methods for teaching appropriate behavior to students who are defiant and disruptive, this book includes real-life teaching anecdotes, research-based strategies, and a unique parent supplement.

You Can Still Go to Hell, and Other Truths About Being a Helping Professional

by David Moreau

From the back cover: Reading this collection while drinking bad coffee in a cheap motel room, I was struck by Moreau's honesty and humor These poems are irreverent, funny and provocative, raising important questions. Like, Why is no one recording staff's bowel movements? My coffee began tasting better, and I decided that everyone in the world should buy this book. Peter Leidy. Singer/Activist, author of Greetings from Human Service Land Read these poems. They pull no poetic punches, recording the skirmishes between human empathy and the institutions set up to organize it. David Moreau. with his eagle eye and his ear for the music of speech, details the clash between system and soul, fellow feeling and bureaucratic b.s. His clients may be limited in some ways, but in Moreau's fast-paced colloquial narratives, their humanity is heartbreakingly clear. And that clarity, mixed with edgy humor and affection, is cause for gratitude and hope. Betsy Sholl. Poet Laureate of Maine This is a wonderful (please buy it) collection. David Moreau doesn't waste a single word on setting or scenery, but I can tell you, I can draw a picture. This is a place for which a Holiday Inn architect phoned in the design, with each room having no egress to fresh air. This is no-exit land, but each resident has a personality and character and style. There are real people here and God bless them all. Bravo, Dave!

Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents and Caregivers

by Dion Betts Stacey W. Betts

Having successfully used yoga to combat the stress of their own busy lives, Dion and Stacey Betts discovered its potential for their son Joshua, who has Asperger Syndrome. This fully-illustrated book combines the authors' professional expertise with their experience of parenting, offering a range of gentle and fun yoga positions and breathing techniques that are effective in dealing with the increased levels of anxiety, disorientation and tactile sensitivity often found in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The authors give step-by-step descriptions of warming-up, strengthening, calming, and tension-releasing exercises that are suitable for reducing coping mechanisms, such as hand-flapping, and increasing muscle tone, muscle strength and body awareness. They also offer a range of short and long sequences that can be tailored to fit the needs of the individual child. Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders is ideal for parents and caregivers who want to use simple yoga techniques to help children with ASDs overcome some of the symptoms of the disorder.

Yo Puedo Ayudar

by Gabrielle Pratt

Daniela va a dormir en casa de la abuela Valeria y a pasar un tiempo con la tía Sofía que está enferma de cáncer. Mientras comparte con ellas, demuestra el aprecio y amor que siente por su tía. A través de actos sencillos de bondad, muestra además una gran compasión por ella. ‘’Yo puedo ayudar’’ es una historia clásica donde la Palabra de Dios puede influenciar a los niños y a las niñas de manera creativa para iluminar la vida de una persona enferma que ellos amen mucho. ¡Es una historia que todos deben leer! Pastor Ron Shearer, Máster en Teología Iglesia Evangélica Blue Hill Nassau, Las Bahamas Con gran placer y satisfacción elogio y felicito a Gabrielle Pratt por la publicación de ‘’Yo puedo ayudar’’. Aunque el libro está enfocado a lectores jóvenes, contiene una valiosa lección que eleva el espíritu en todas las edades. Mi esperanza está en que este texto pueda enseñar a los jóvenes a tener fe en Dios y que puedan mostrar aprecio, aceptación y generosidad a otros no solo en Las Bahamas, sino también alrededor del mundo. Vera Chase Presidenta de la Mancomunidad de Escritores de Las Bahamas

Yes We Can! General and Special Educators Collaborating in a Professional Learning Community

by Heather Friziellie Julie A. Schmidt Jeanne Spiller

As states adopt more rigorous academic standards, schools must define how special education fits into standards-aligned curricula, instruction, and assessment. Utilizing PLC practices, general and special educators must develop collaborative partnerships in order to close the achievement gap and maximize learning for all. The authors encourage all educators to take collective responsibility in improving outcomes for students with special needs.

Yellow Bird and Me

by Joyce Hansen

Doris becomes friends with Yellow Bird as she helps him with his studies and his part in the school play and discovers that he has a problem known as dyslexia. Sequel to The gift-giver.

WWW: Wake (WWW #1)

by Robert J. Sawyer

Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a genius at math, and blind. When she receives an implant to restore her sight, instead of seeing reality she perceives the landscape of the World Wide Web-where she makes contact with a mysterious consciousness existing only in cyberspace.

Writing Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives

by Barbara D. Bateman Cynthia M. Herr

A guide to quick and effective writing of accurate and measurable IEP goals and objectives. IEPs are necessary, required by law and when done properly can be extremely helpful in guiding the student's educational trajectory. This book, written by two of the foremost special educators and IEP legal experts is designed to bring you up to speed whether you're just entering the field or have worked in it for years.

Writing Deafness

by Christopher Krentz

Taking an original approach to American literature, Christopher Krentz examines nineteenth-century writing from a new angle: that of deafness, which he shows to have surprising importance in identity formation. The rise of deaf education during this period made deaf people much more visible in American society. Krentz demonstrates that deaf and hearing authors used writing to explore their similarities and differences, trying to work out the invisible boundary, analogous to Du Bois's color line, that Krentz calls the "hearing line." Writing Deafness examines previously overlooked literature by deaf authors, who turned to writing to find a voice in public discourse and to demonstrate their intelligence and humanity to the majority. Hearing authors such as James Fenimore Cooper, Lydia Huntley Sigourney, Herman Melville, and Mark Twain often subtly took on deaf-related issues, using deafness to define not just deaf others, but also themselves (as competent and rational), helping form a self-consciously hearing identity. Offering insights for theories of identity, physical difference, minority writing, race, and postcolonialism, this compelling book makes essential reading for students of American literature and culture, deaf studies, and disability studies.

Writing Assessment and Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities

by Nancy Mather Barbara J. Wendling Rhia Roberts

It Contains strategies for working with all students that struggle with writing, Offers classroom-tested strategies, helpful information, 100+writing samples with guidelines for analysis, and handy progress-monitoring charts, Includes ideas for motivating reluctant writers, Mather is an expert in the field of learning disabilities.

Writing and Developing Social Stories Ed. 2: Practical Interventions in Autism

by Caroline Smith

This practical resource provides an introduction to the theory and practice of writing social stories. In addition, there are examples of successful stories to use as guides, as well as information and photocopiable (and downloadable) resources for delivering training on the use of social stories. Based on detailed work carried out in homes, schools and pre-schools, this book offers practical support to anyone meeting the needs of a child or young adult with an autistic spectrum disorder, and with staff supporting adults with autism. Social stories are short stories intended for children and adults with autism to help them understand their social world and behave appropriately within it. The stories: provide clear, concise and accurate information about what is happening in a specific situation, outlining both why it is happening and what a typical response might be; are written by those directly supporting children or adults with autism and only successful stories are included in the book; are infinitely flexible and adaptable to an individual child in an individual social situation. FEATURES: This 2nd edition has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout. It also now contains: brand new stories including examples for use by parents at home; brand new section on mental health; and, additional stories for use with adults with autism.

Writers on the Spectrum

by Julie Brown

From Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale characters to Lewis Carroll's Wonderland and Emily Dickinson's poetic imagery, the writings and lives of some of the world's most celebrated authors indicate signs of autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Through analysis of biographies, autobiographies, letters and diaries, Professor Julie Brown identifies literary talents who display characteristics of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and uncovers the similarities in their writing that suggest atypical, autistic brains. Providing close readings of authors' works, Brown explores writing processes, content, theme, structure and writing style to reveal the underlying autistic traits that have influenced their writing. The book provides an overview of ASD and common threads in autistic writing followed by an illuminating exploration of how these threads are evident in the literature of both well-known and lesser known authors. This groundbreaking study of autism in literature will be of interest to anyone with a professional or personal interest in literature or the autistic mind.

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law (2nd Edition)

by Pamela Darr Wright Peter W. D. Wright

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition provides a clear roadmap to the laws and how to get better services for all children with disabilities. This Wrightslaw publication is an invaluable resource for parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys. You will refer to this book again and again.

Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy - The Special Education Survival Guide

by Peter Wright Pamela Darr Wright

The Special Education Survivor Guide: A Must for Parents!

The Wright Stuff: From NBC to Autism Speaks

by Bob Wright Diane Mermigas

The former CEO of NBC &“reflects on his years at the pinnacle of network television, and also on the Wrights&’ work as co-founders of Autism Speaks&” (Palm Beach Daily News). Named president and CEO of NBC at the age of 43, he faced a two-headed dragon: on one hand, distrust from the network people deeply skeptical of the &“suit&” from GE, their new corporate parent; and on the other, fiscal oversight demands from a cautious, conservative institution reluctant to invest heavily in a media business they didn&’t understand. For the next 20 years, he managed to navigate the fine line between the two and in the process completely reinvent—and save—the network. His name is Bob Wright. Under his leadership, a traditional network, struggling to survive a changing landscape, was transformed into a $45 billion cable and internet giant. What does someone like that do when he retires? If he&’s Bob Wright, he starts all over again. At almost the exact same time as Bob&’s NBC reign was winding down, his grandson Christian was diagnosed with autism, a condition then poorly understood. Baffled by a lack of medical knowledge and community support, Bob and his wife Suzanne founded Autism Speaks, which in short order became the leading advocacy and research funding organization for this mysterious condition that so devastates families. As the two story lines unfold in The Wright Stuff, readers will gradually see that both endeavors—revitalizing NBC and building Autism Speaks—reflect the same key management tenets that apply to any organization facing disruptive change. A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to advance autism research.

The Wounded Spirit

by Frank E. Peretti

Frank Peretti's story of growing up with a medical condition that left him disfigured. Surgery and the miracle of prayer took care of the deformity, but not the reality of being different.

Worth a Thousand Words

by Brigit Young

Whether it’s earrings, homework, or love notes, Tillie “Lost and Found” Green and her camera can find any lost thing—until a search for a missing person forces her to step out from behind the lens. Ever since a car accident left Tillie Green with lasting painful injuries, she's hidden behind her camera. She watches her family and classmates through the lens, tracking down misplaced items and spotting the small details that tell a much bigger story than people usually see. But she isn’t prepared for class clown Jake Hausmann’s request: to find his father.In a matter of days, Tillie goes from silent observer to one half of a detective duo, searching for clues to the mystery of Jake’s dad’s disappearance. When the truth isn’t what Jake wants it to be, and the photographs start exposing people’s secrets, Tillie has to decide what—and who—is truly important to her.Worth a Thousand Words is the debut book by Brigit Young.

Worlds of Care: The Emotional Lives of Fathers Caring for Children with Disabilities (California Series in Public Anthropology #51)

by Aaron J. Jackson

The stories of fathers caring for non-verbal children and how these experiences alter their understandings of care, masculinity, and living a full life.Vulnerable narratives of fatherhood are few and far between; rarer still is an ethnography that delves into the practical and emotional realities of intensive caregiving. Grounded in the intimate everyday lives of men caring for children with major physical and intellectual disabilities, Worlds of Care undertakes an exploration of how men shape their identities in the context of caregiving. Anthropologist Aaron J. Jackson fuses ethnographic research and creative nonfiction to offer an evocative account of what is required for men to create habitable worlds and find some kind of "normal" when their circumstances are anything but. Combining stories from his fieldwork in North America with reflections on his own experience caring for his severely disabled son, Jackson argues that care has the potential to transform our understanding of who we are and how we relate to others.

The World Under My Fingers: Personal Reflections on Braille

by Barbara Pierce

Braille: What Is It? What Does It Mean to the Blind?

The World Through Blunted Sight: An Inquiry into the Influence of Defective Vision on Art and Character

by Patrick Trevor-Roper

A British ophthalmologist discusses his impressions of visually-impaired artists, including a number of the Impressionists.

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