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Par Donna Thomson. 2014
Donna Thomson’s life was forever changed when her son Nicholas was born with cerebral palsy. A former actor, director, and…teacher, Donna became his primary caregiver and embarked on a second career as a disability activist, author, and consultant. Thomson vividly describes her experience in treading delicately through daily care, emergencies, and medical bureaucracy as she and her family cope with her son’s condition while maintaining value and dignity (for Nicholas, too). She demonstrates the vital contribution that people with disabilities make to our society and addresses the ethics and economics of giving and receiving care. 2014.
Par Daniel L Roberts. 2006
Visually impaired educator and musician offers a month-by-month guide to coping with this progressive retinal disease and related conditions. Discusses…causes and characteristics, strategies for slowing its progression, and treatment options. Covers lifestyle issues such as traveling, staying healthy, combating boredom and depression, and navigating daily tasks. Includes resources. 2006.
Par Gary H Cassel, Michael D Billig, Harry G Randall. 1998
Two ophthalmologists and an optometrist provide an "owner's manual for your eyes." They describe vision changes that occur over time…and health problems that affect the ability to see. Topics include coping with low vision, eye trauma and emergencies, glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration. 1998.
Par Frieda Zames, Doris Zames Fleischer. 2011
Par Ernest Freeberg. 2001
Chronicles the life of Laura Bridgman, who, born into a New Hampshire farm family in 1829, became deaf and blind…at the age of two. Freeberg recounts Laura's transformation into a woman who voraciously absorbed the world around her under the tutelage of Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe of the Perkins Institution for the Blind. 2001.
Par Deborah Kent. 1996
A chronicle of milestones in the ongoing fight for disability rights in the United States; includes the 1940 establishment of…the National Federation of the Blind and the passing of both the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Grades 4-7. c1996.
Par Martin F Norden. 1994
Film has often shown people with physical disabilities as deserving isolation from the rest of society. Norden examines hundreds of…Hollywood and international movies and uncovers the industry's practices for maintaining this status quo, while offering an array of physically disabled characters who embody or break out of stereotypes. He observes the arrival of a new set of stereotypes tied to the growth of science and technology in the 1970s and 1980s, and underscores later movies that display a newfound sensitivity. Some descriptions of sex, strong language. 1994.
Par Pearl S Buck. 1992
First published as a magazine article in 1950, this book deals with Buck's feelings about her daughter Carol's mental retardation.…Buck, noted for her humanitarian work with children, relates her struggle to understand and help her daughter. She was perhaps the first prominent person to openly acknowledge a retarded child, and as such broke a national taboo with her article's publication. 1992.
Par Ian Brown. 2009
Walker Brown was born with a genetic mutation so rare that perhaps 300 people around the world also live with…it. Walker turned twelve in 2008, but he weighs only 54 pounds, is still in diapers, can't speak and needs to wear special cuffs on his arms so that he can't continually hit himself. Expanded from Brown's Globe and Mail series about Walker, he sets out to discover his son. Some strong language. Canada Reads 2012. 2009.
Par Aldous Huxley, David Bradshaw. 1994
When Aldous Huxley was sixteen, an eye disease left him with defective vision. Years later he discovered the method of…visual re-education invented by Dr Bates. Huxley's vision improved dramatically, and in this book he describes the eye exercises of the Bates method (still in use today), and explores Bates' theory of the relationship between mental wellbeing and clarity of vision. 1994.
Par Kathleen Yeomans. 1992
Yeomans, a nurse involved in occupational and physical therapy, suggests ways to adapt gardening techniques to a number of physical…challenges, including visual problems. Tips are included in each chapter, and 20 sample gardens provide ideas such as gardens which stimulate all of the senses, indoor and container gardens, and herb and dried-flower gardens. The sample gardens also include lists of plants by sensory categories, such as fragrant plants, plants to listen to, and plants which are pleasant to the touch. , c1992.
Par Ellen Notbohm. 2016
Ellen's personal experiences as a parent of children with autism and ADHD, a celebrated autism author, and a contributor to…numerous publications, classrooms, conferences, and websites around the world coalesce to create a guide for all who come in contact with a child on the autism spectrum. This updated edition delves into expanded thought and deeper discussion of communication issues, social processing skills, and the critical roles adult perspectives play in guiding the child with autism to a meaningful, self-sufficient, productive life. 2016.
Par Ellen Notbohm, Veronica Zysk. 2016
The unique perspective of a child's voice is back to help us understand the thinking patterns that guide their actions,…shape an environment conducive to their learning style, and communicate with them in meaningful ways. This book affirms that autism imposes no inherent upper limits on achievement, that both teacher and child can do it. It's the game plan every educator, parent, or family member needs to make the most of every teaching moment in the life of these children we love. 2016.
Par David W Shannon. 2007
The right to dignity for all is explicitly recognized in Canadian law; in practice a variety of individuals and groups…have been excluded from the concern and respect that their nature as persons demands. Prominent among these excluded groups are members of the disabled community, who are marginalized by a society that regularly neglects to recognize their needs, capacities, and merits as individuals. Shannon identifies the social and attitudinal barriers still present in Canadian society today, and cites the factors needed to reverse the process of exclusion. 2007.
Par Dhyan Cassie. 1984
Presents interviews with handicapped or physically "different" people. They tell of their experiences in childhood, school, social and work life,…religious faith, and what they would like to share with society. 1984.
Par Torey L Hayden. 1999
Four problem children were put in Torey Hayden's class because no one else knew what to do with them. Together,…with the help of a remarkable teacher who cared too much to ever give up, they became almost a family, able to give each other the love and understanding they had found nowhere else. 1999.
Smart medicine for your eyes: a guide to natural, effective, and safe relief of common eye disorders
Par Jeffrey Anshel. 2011
Information about the eyes; sections on nutrition, herbal therapies, and homeopathic remedies. Discusses disorders of the eye and visual system,…conventional treatments and self-treatments, eye care techniques, and refractive surgeries and vision therapies. c2011.
A look back on and celebration of Rick Hansen's Man In Motion World Tour, which began in 1985 and covered…40,000 kilometres through 34 countries on four continents before ending in Canada in 1987. The tour raised $26 million for spinal cord injury research and initiatives to improve the quality of life and accessibility for those with disabilities. 2017.
Par Patrick Downes, Jessica Kensky. 2018
Rescue thought he'd grow up to be a Seeing Eye dog -- it's the family business, after all. When he…gets the news that he's better suited to being a service dog, he's worried that he's not up to the task. Then he meets Jessica, a girl whose life is turning out differently than the way she'd imagined it, too. Now Jessica needs Rescue by her side to help her accomplish everyday tasks. And it turns out that Rescue can help Jessica see after all: a way forward, together, one step at a time. An endnote from the authors tells more about the training and extraordinary abilities of service dogs, particularly their real-life best friend and black lab, Rescue. Grades K-3. 2018.
Par Agnes De Mille. 1981