People With Disabilities

People With Disabilities

by Hayley Mitchell Haugen

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ISBN-13: 9780737747980
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 04/22/2011
Series: Social Issues Firsthand Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Introduction 12

Chapter 1 Living with a Disability

1 Learning How to Be Disabled Simi Linton 17

2 Reflections on Pain, Illness, and Memory Leonard Kriegel 29

3 Managing a Mental Illness Wendy Braun 41

Chapter 2 Living with People with Disabilities

1 Living in the Shadow of an Autistic Brother Karl Taro Greenfeld 54

2 Losing My Mother to Schizophrenia Laura M. Flynn 62

3 Adventures in Caring for My Mentally Disabled Sister Terrell Harris Dougan 74

4 I Never Expected to Become a Caregiver in My Marriage George Mairs 80

Chapter 3 Society and People with Disabilities

1 The Deaf Community Is Diverse Jane K. Fernandes 87

2 So-Called Accessible Accommodations Are Sometimes Not So for the Disabled Bruce Mumford 91

3 Disabled People's Lives Are Worth Saving Ben Mattlin 95

Organizations to Contact 99

For Further Research 105

Index 109

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