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Citizenship Inclusion and Intellectual Disability: Biopolitics Post-Institutionalisation (Routledge Advances in Disability Studies)

by Niklas Altermark

What happens when a group traditionally defined as lacking the necessary capacities of citizenship is targeted by government programs that have made ‘citizenship inclusion’ their main goal? Combining theoretical perspectives of political philosophy, social theory, and disability studies, this book untangles the current state of Western intellectual disability politics following the replacement of state institutionalisation by independent and supported living, individual rights, and self-determination. Taking its cue from Foucault’s conception of ‘biopolitics’, denoting the government of the individuals and the totality of the population, its overarching argument is that the ambiguous positioning of people with intellectual disabilities with respect to the ideals of citizenship results in a regime of government that simultaneously includes and excludes people of this group. On the one hand, its members are projected to become ideal-citizens via the cultivation of citizenship capacities. On the other, the right to live independently and by their own choices is curtailed as soon as they are seen as failing with respect to the ideals of reason and rationality. Therefore, coercion, restraints, and paternalism, which were all supposed to end with deinstitutionalisation, are still ingrained in services targeting the group. In equal parts a theoretical work, advancing debates of critical disability theory, social theory, and post-structural philosophy, as well as an empirical engagement with the history of intellectual disability politics and the ways in which present day politics target the group, this book will be of interest to all students and scholars of disability studies, disability politics, and political theory.

I Use a Wheelchair

by Althea

Just because I have to use a wheelchair to get about, does not mean that I am stupid or silly. My legs may not wrk, but my brain works just as well as anyone else's of my age. it makes me mad when people ignore me and tal about me as if I wasn't there. I am there. me and my wheelchair.

The Frog’s Golden Water

by Adam Altman Caroline Whelan

Skippy has enjoyed swimming in the pond's golden water his entire life. But now the golden sparkle has disappeared, so Skippy and his friends must find out what happened and return to pond to its former splendor. Come join Skippy on his adventure of discovery in his charming story.

International Measurement of Disability

by Barbara M. Altman

This volume provides an informed review of the accomplishments of the Washington Group on Disability Statistics (WG) in the provision of international data and statistics on disability. It does so within the context of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The volume includes a description of the development and testing of a short set of questions for Censuses, now used in approximately 29 countries and recommended in the U. N. 's Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses: The 2020 Round, which includes disability as a core topic to be collected in censuses. It discusses the experiences of several countries on the use of the WG questions and how this has impacted on national agendas in the area of disability. It follows the development and testing of an extended set of questions for use in national surveys other than censuses and examines the challenges of translation and the importance of generating comparable question sets in different languages and within different cultures. It studies the examination of cognitive testing techniques in a variety of countries, and presents the results of the first round of censuses in 2010 in countries using the six question set. The volume includes discussions of the new development of question modules on a broad range of child disability and functioning, and the environmental contexts of participation that are part of the current work of the WG. In addition, it contains a reflection on the use of the WG's functionality approach to identifying disabilities by humanitarian agencies to identify disabilities in populations of displaced persons. A thoughtful conclusion addresses what the development of cross-nationally comparable data can mean for the improvement of circumstances for all persons with disabilities.

Breaking Barriers: Working and Loving while Blind

by Peter Altschul

<P>For some unknown reason, Peter Altschul was born totally blind. He grew up in a working-class town where, with the help of his persistent mother, he broke through barrier after barrier, determined to live a full life. <P>After attending a private school that initially turned him away--simply because he was blind--Peter details how he discovered his gift for music, eventually playing percussion in the orchestra, marching band, and jazz ensemble at Princeton University. <P>But it was only after Peter graduated from college that it became evident he would need a guide dog. Heidi, a Weimaraner with a large repertoire of barks, howls, and grunts, would assist Peter for the next eight years through the halls of New England Conservatory, where he eventually obtained a master's degree in music composition. <P>Peter relays how he blazed a unique professional trail while simultaneously overcoming obstacles; managed his uneasy relationship with music; and embraced his unexpected entrance into an unfamiliar and romantic world. <P>He also provides an unforgettable glimpse into the wonderful ways his five guide dogs supported him on his journey from urban bachelorhood to the light of love. <P>Breaking Barriers shares a compelling account of one man's journey through life as he and each of his specially trained dogs learned to trust each other, ultimately melding into a smooth working team that tackled the world-together.

The Black Book of Colors

by Elisa Amado Menena Cottin Rosana Faria

<P>A New York Times Book Review choice as one of the <b>10 Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2008 </b> <P>It is very hard for a sighted person to imagine what it is like to be blind. This groundbreaking, award-winning book endeavors to convey the experience of a person who can only see through his or her sense of touch, taste, smell or hearing. Raised black line drawings on black paper, which can be deciphered by touch, complement a beautifully written text describing colors through imagery. Braille letters accompany the text so that the sighted reader can begin to imagine what it is like to use Braille to read. <P>Images removed

Teaching Social Skills Through Sketch Comedy and Improv Games: A Social Theatre® Approach For Kids And Teens Including Those With Asd, Adhd, And Anxiety

by Shawn Amador

Introducing a Social Theatre™, this book provides guidance on how to deliver fun and transformative activities to develop social skills in teenagers and children. Drawing on ideas from Social Thinking®, CBT, mindfulness and assertiveness training this book develops games, skits and short plays which can be adapted to suit children and teenagers including those who are gifted, typical, and those with mild to moderate cognitive abilities. These activities will help participants become more assertive and flexible as well as improving confidence, focus and self-esteem. Social Theatre™ can be used in small groups, in class or throughout the school, as well as in group therapy sessions. It provides a new and inclusive way to teach social skills and collaborative learning and is especially useful for those with anxiety, ADHD and ASD.

Russell Is Extra Special: A Book About Autism for Children

by Charles A. Amenta

For ages 4-8. Explaining autism to children can be a difficult task. This heart-warming portrayal of an autistic boy and his family will help children and their parents understand this serious developmental disorder. An introduction for parents and a list of resources supply further information. In addition, as they enjoy and identify with the family photographs so similar to their own, children will develop greater sympathy for those who may be different from themselves.

The Accessible Museum Model Programs of Accessibility for Disabled and Older People

by American Association of Museums

A very interesting guide to museums of all kinds, which cater to accessibility for disabled and older people.

The Official Pocket Guide To Diabetic Exchanges: Choose Your Foods (Third ed.)

by American Diabetes Association Staff

Completely updated to match the newest edition of Choose Your Foods: Exchange Lists for Diabetes Meal Planning, this pocket-sized bestseller is now better and more complete than ever. Every day and at every meal, millions of people use the exchange list system to help them plan their meal, choose the healthiest foods, and estimate the right portions. By grouping similar foods into exchangeable portion sizes, people with diabetes can instantly create entire meals, specifically designed to help them control their blood glucose and lose weight. This proven system is the most popular approach to diabetes meal planning and has been used by dietitians, diabetes educators, and millions of people with diabetes for over 40 years. This portable, pocket-sized version of the Choose Your Foods: Exchange Lists for Diabetes Meal Planning takes all of the information from the original and packages it in a format that's perfect for trips to the grocery store or a meal at a restaurant. Updates to this new, third edition, includes new foods, especially combination foods and fast foods, such as burritos, hamburgers, and other popular meals, revised portions, and updated meal planning tips and techniques. Also included is a new section on alcohol, including tips for working it into meal plans and information on consuming it safely and moderately within a diabetes meal plan. This new edition has also been redesigned to make finding particular foods and food groups even easier. Plus, the expanded index makes finding individual foods even easier than before. With more foods, revised portion sizes, and the combined knowledge of the American Diabetes Association and the American Dietetic Association, this handy guide is the ultimate meal planning tool for everyone with diabetes.

Sex Education for the Visually Handicapped

by American Foundation for the Blind

Sexuality is at present very much in the spotlight. It is stressed over and again by educators and child psychiatrists how important a good sex education is for the optimum development of the child.


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.

Helping Out

by George Ancona

It's fun to work beside a group of grown-ups. You can learn new skills this way. But, even better, you can have a great time just being in the adult world. Helping Out shows young people lending a hand with many different grown-up jobs. You'll see them at work inside and out, at home or at school, in the city or on a farm. And you're sure to start thinking of jobs you might do to share the special rewards that come with helping.

Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence in Special Education: A Practical Guide to Supporting Students with Learning Differences

by Ange Anderson

New technologies and ongoing developments in the fields of Virtual reality, augmented reality and artificial intelligence are changing the ways in which we facilitate learning. Recognising the positive role these technologies can play in the learning and progress of students assessed as having special educational needs, this practical guide explains the characteristics, benefits, risks and potential applications of new technologies in the classroom. An innovative and timely resource, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence in Special Education offers a background in the evidence-based theory and practice of using new technologies in an educational context. Accessible and free of complex jargon, chapters provide information on the development, intended uses and most current terminology used in relation to technologies, and explains how modern equipment, approaches and possibilities can be used to promote improved communication skills, independent learning and heightened self-esteem amongst students diagnosed with SEND. Offering a wealth of practical tips, downloadable resources and ideas for engaging with technology in the classroom, the text will support teachers to ensure that students can benefit from exciting technological advances and learn to use them appropriately. Demystifying a complex and varied field, this practical resource will inspire and inform teachers, SENCOs and practitioners working with children and students with SEND as they harness the use of technology in the classroom.

Los dos hemisferios de Lucca

by Bárbara Anderson

El viaje a India de un niño mexicano para reparar su cerebro con un tratamiento futurista. Bárbara Anderson narra con brutal franqueza el día a día de tener un hijo con discapacidad: los retos dentro y fuera de casa, las complicaciones de salud y de vida; los cambios de prioridades; el Everest de cada día al tener un hijo con -hasta ahora- un diagnóstico irreversible como es la parálisis cerebral infantil. La autora detalla cómo emprende un viaje a India con toda su familia para que Lucca sea uno de los primeros niños en someterse a un tratamiento de 28 días, dos ocasiones durante 2017 y otra en 2019, y los asombrosos resultados que vieron en él: una neurogénesis que arranca con el Cytotron, aparato creado por el científico indio Rajah Kumar. Como buen viaje de todo héroe, la historia no termina ahí: Bárbara, a quien no le gusta aceptar un no por respuesta, se embarca en una lucha para lograr impulsar el uso del Cytotron en México. Un vistazo a las posibilidades que se abren desde ahora para pacientes con parálisis cerebral y otras condiciones neurológicas además de otro tipo de enfermedades como el cáncer desde México, el punto más lejano en el mundo a Bangalore. "Un libro estremecedor, hermoso, y últimamente esperanzador. Los dos hemisferios de Lucca es la prueba de que la perseverancia y el empeño siempre tienen su recompensa, y de que el Cytotron marcará un cambio de paradigma para millones de personas a nivel mundial que sufren problemas de salud hasta ahora intratables. Una joya de historia." -Michael Rowe, director de cine.

Annie's Song

by Catherine Anderson

Annie Trimble lives in a solitary world that no one enters or understands. As delicate and beautiful as the tender blossoms of the Oregon spring, she is shunned by a town that misinterprets her affliction. But cruelty cannot destroy the love Annie holds in her heart. Alex Montgomery is horrified to learn his wild younger brother forced himself on a helpless "idiot girl." Tormented by guilt, Alex agrees to marry her and raise the babe she carries as his own. But he never dreams he will grow to cherish his lovely, mute, misjudged Annie-her childlike innocence, her womanly charms and the wondrous way she views her world. And he becomes determined to break through the wall of silence surrounding her-to heal...and to be healed by Annie's sweet song of love.

Here to Stay

by Catherine Anderson

Mandy Pajeck had a tough childhood. Now 28, she feels responsible for the accident that took her younger brother's sight. But his complete reliance on her care is making them both miserable. When she meets handsome Zach Harrigan and his mini guide horse, she thinks she's found the ticket to her brother's happiness--and maybe her own.

My Sunshine (Kendrick-Coulter-Harringan #6)

by Catherine Anderson

Five years ago, Laura Townsend's life was nearly destroyed when a head injury impaired her ability to use language and forced her to abandon a brilliant career. <P><P> Her vivacious spirit intact, she has found a great new job at an animal clinic-and a handsome new boss who fills her heart with longing. Now he's moving heaven and earth to convince her they belong together, but since she can't fulfill all of his needs, shouldn't she love him enough to walk away? .

Phantom Waltz (Kendrick/Coulter #2)

by Catherine Anderson

Confined to a wheelchair, Bethany has accepted that she'll never have an intimate relationship-or have children. But Ryan Kendrick makes her believe she can overcome anything. Kendrick/Coulter #2

The Child with Spina Bifida (Routledge Library Editions: Children and Disability #3)

by Elizabeth M. Anderson Bernie Spain

First published in 1977, this book focuses on the disability of spina bifida in children. Children with the condition frequently suffer with severe physical handicaps such as lower limb paralysis and incontinence, as well as intellectual impairment. It can be difficult for the families of these multiply handicapped children and they often require the help of professionals from many disciplines. In this book, the authors focus on practical suggestions for alleviating many of the problems brought about by the condition. Their suggestions are designed to help parents, as well as professionals.

Tales from the Table: Lovaas/ABA Intervention with Children on the Autistic Spectrum

by Margaret Anderson

Tales from the Table is a practitioner's account of the successes and limitations of using Lovaas/ABA home education with five young boys on the autistic spectrum. The abilities and skills of these children before, during and after intervention are documented with a focus on the realities of undertaking Lovaas/ABA home education: the impact of a 35-hour learning week on both child and parents, changing tutors and issues of commitment to the approach. Each chapter includes a commentary on the programme from a different perspective, with the voices of parents, siblings and teachers providing the context to the individual children's learning processes. This book will help parents to make an informed decision about using Lovaas/ABA interventions and will give professionals and students practical insights and useful information on the approach.

We Go in a Circle

by Peggy Perry Anderson

What happens to a racehorse who hurts his leg? Used to a world where the strongest and the fastest wins, how will he ever feel special and important again? Taken to a new place, the horse is soon carrying some very special riders. Some of them can’t walk and some of them can’t even see, but they play games, they wave, they smile. Like the horse, they may not be the strongest and the fastest, but they are all special and important. In this simple and sensitive story, Peggy Perry Anderson reveals the interconnection between everyone involved in hippotherapy and the benefits they all share from the experience.

Life at 8 mph: How a Man with Cerebral Palsy Taught Me the Secret to Happiness

by Peter Bowling Anderson

In the spirit of Tuesdays with Morrie…“An honest, unsentimental, sometimes terribly funny and deeply poignant account of lasting friendship…” — Dr. Rosalie de Rosset, Moody Bible InstituteLife at 8 mph is the rare book that celebrates the friendship between two men while reminding readers that everyone has something to offer, regardless of physical limitations.When Peter Bowling Anderson began working for Richard Herrin, a man with cerebral palsy, Peter didn’t want the job. But the role as Richard’s assistant became a life-changing experience that opened Peter’s eyes to what life is really about, what joy actually looks like, and how courage is truly defined.Richard taught Peter that it was never too late to start over if only he would be willing to break through the walls he’d hidden behind for years. After five years of working with Richard, Peter had a new outlook on life, faith, and love—and a new wife he never would have met without Richard’s encouragement.Peter Bowling Anderson’s heartfelt debut inspires readers to question their assumptions, push beyond their boundaries, and view their struggles as springboards to authentic, lasting happiness.

Paul's Prayers: A Mother's Account of Raising an Autistic Son

by Susan Anderson

Recipient of the Catholic Writers Guild 2018 Seal of Approval“A journey of compassion, frustration, and triumph . . . Anderson’s love for her son marks this beautiful portrait of family and faith.” —Publishers WeeklyPaul's Prayers is the story of a moderately autistic young man navigating life with a spiritual intelligence that runs further than most people can walk. Written by Paul's mother, this insightful memoir gives readers a unique look at the challenges and joys of raising her autistic son in a large Catholic family. The first of six children, Paul's early years were an exciting and confusing time for his parents. At the time, very little information on autism and its early signs was available, and the fact that the disorder is a spectrum ranging from mild to severe was not widely known. Unpredictable outbursts and sensitivities to light and schedule disruptions lead Paul's parents to refer to his condition as "The Marauder." The Marauder sweeps over the hospital nursery as the fluorescent lights blind Paul's eyes. The Marauder throws his black cape over the Christmas holidays, stealing four-year-old Paul's speech for three long days. In school, The Marauder keeps other students at bay, leaving Paul isolated and alone. Finally a developmental assessment gives some clarity to the exhausted family: Paul is on the autism spectrum, and they will all have to adjust their perspectives. Small victories emerge as Paul begins to reach developmental milestones in creative ways. Six years of piano lessons lead to a dramatic improvement in reading skills. A jaunt through the mountains with his father introduces Paul to his talent for running; with his brothers, he joins the high school cross country running team, which goes on to win the state championship. After high school, Paul works for the family business and attends college. Throughout this intimate memoir, every day is a challenge to be met with creative thinking, patience, and faith. Paul finds comfort in contemplative prayer and the support of his family when the world around him becomes too chaotic. As her son grows up, Susan Anderson learns how to cope with autism and embrace the importance of faith in the things unseen. Her family's experience is a beacon of light for those who find themselves on a similar path.

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury

by Vicki Anderson Keith Owen Yeates

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in children and adolescents Worldwide and represents a largely "silent" public health epidemic. Advances in acute medical care have resulted in better survival rates, but long-term quality of life remains of ongoing concern. The cognitive, emotional and behavioral consequences of TBI frequently pose life long problems for these children and their families leading to substantial economic and societal costs.

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