Life on Wheels: The A to Z Guide to Living Fully with Mobility Issues

Life on Wheels: The A to Z Guide to Living Fully with Mobility Issues

by Gary Karp

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Overview

There are 1.7 million regular wheelchair users in the United State. Like anyone else, they work, marry, have children, travel, play sports, and are full members of their community. Life on Wheels makes sure they take full advantage of every available opportunity. It is the A-Z guide for all you need to know about every aspect of living with mobility impairment. This unique book offers an initial road map to the lifelong, complex, and fascinating road of the disability experience. Life on Wheels is primarily a guidebook for those with a mobility disability, offering practical information on how to:

  • adapt your home
  • choose a wheelchair
  • explore your sexuality
  • take care of your body and much more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935281108
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 08/27/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Gary Karp is an internationally recognized public speaker, corporate trainer, author, and editor, and was just inducted into the Spinal Cord Injury Hall of Fame as a Disability Educator. His work with university students in physical and occupational therapy is sponsored by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center.

He has been living with a T12 spinal cord injury since 1973 when he was injured in a fall from a tree at the age of eighteen.

Gary is the author of three books and his investigative articles and profiles have appeared regularly in New Mobility magazine. He is the former Executive Editor of SCI Life, the quarterly newspaper of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, for whom he was also program chair of the 2006 Summit on Spinal Cord Injury.

He is also an accomplished musician and juggler, and lives in Northern California with his wife Paula and their yellow Labrador retriever, Nava Leah.

Table of Contents

Rehabilitation
Healthy Disability
The Experience of Disability
Wheelchair Selection
Access
Intimacy, Sex, and Babies
Spinal Cord Research
Getting Out There
Appendices
Resources
Index

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