ErtG4tRlazazMr987V1830i

Featured Disability Books

Seeing Voices

Seeing Voices

In this work, Sacks explores all facets of the deaf world–he meets with deaf people and their families and visits schools for the deaf, spending a good deal of time at Gallaudet University. As he writes, “I had now to see them in a new, ‘ethnic light,’ as people with a distinctive language, sensibility, and […]

Featured Disability Books

The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public (History of Disability)

The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public (History of Disability)

In the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, municipal laws targeting “unsightly beggars” sprang up in cities across America. Seeming to criminalize disability and thus offering a visceral example of discrimination, these “ugly laws” have become a sort of shorthand for oppression in disability studies, law, and the arts.In this watershed study of the ugly laws, Susan […]

Featured Disability Books

Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs, and Declarations of Independence

Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs, and Declarations of Independence

A journalist for National Public Radio and ABC News recounts the challenges he has faced as a paraplegic at home and abroad, from the dangers of war-torn Iraq and Jerusalem to discrimination at home. Reprint…. More >> Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs, and Declarations of Independence

Featured Disability Books

Touch the Universe: A NASA Braille Book of Astronomy

Touch the Universe: A NASA Braille Book of Astronomy

Touch the Universe is an innovative and unique astronomy book. It is a combination of Braille and large-print captions that face 14 pages of brilliant Hubble Space Telescope photos with embossed shapes that represent various astronomical objects such as stars, gas clouds, and jets of matter streaming into space. “Universally designed” for both the sighted […]

Featured Disability Books

A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

At the age of 21, a brilliant and highly eccentric graduate student made a major contribution to game theory: John Nash had discovered an influential theory of rational human behaviour. But ten years later, at the peak of a dazzling mathematical career and soon after his marriage to a physicist, Nash suffered a breakdown. Diagnosed […]

Nov 20


Katie always thought her dad was smart; he is one of the busiest attorneys in town! People are always asking him for advice! She has been a bit confused since asking him for help with her weekly spelling list. How can her very smart dad struggle with one of her spelling words? This definitely didn’t make sense. the word Mississippi has changes everything…

Book Series Endorsements:

“It is hard to overstate how much better children are served if they believe, rightly, tha…

Read more about If You’re So Smart, How Come You Can’t Spell Mississippi? (The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses).

Nov 19


What are the motivations and desires behind relationship choices and sexual behaviour? Are they very different for those with Asperger Syndrome (AS) than for anyone else? Does having extreme sensitivity to physical touch or an above average need for solitude change one’s expectation of relationships or sexual experience? Many people on the autism spectrum have limited knowledge of how to establish or conduct sexual relationships: drawing on extensive research with people on the autism spectrum, …

Read more about Love, Sex and Long-Term Relationships: What People With Asperger Syndrome Really Really Want.

Nov 17


Teaching Conversation to Children with Autism describes scripts that parents and teachers can use to help children learn to initiate conversation, thereby improving communication. Drs. McClannahan and Krantz—-authors of Activity Schedules for Children with Autism—-have successfully used scripts and script-fading techniques based on their clinical observations and research, and founded on applied behavior analysis principles. The authors begin by thoroughly explaining the script and scrip…

Read more about Teaching Conversation to Children With Autism: Scripts And Script Fading (Topics in Autism).

Nov 15


This very applied text introduces preservice teachers to best practices for teaching learners with mild disabilities. The authors illustrate interactions among regular teachers, special education teachers and students with mild disabilities through the use of eight hypothetical case studies of students and teachers….

Read more about Teaching Learners With Mild Disabilities: Integrating Research and Practice (Special Education).

Nov 13


In this heartfelt testament to the power of love and the strength of the human spirit, Travis Roy, who suffered a devastating injury eleven seconds into his first college hockey game, reveals how he has managed to cope after the accident and, with the help of family and friends, overcome tremendous barriers to begin a new life.Within the 11 seconds that inspired this memoir, Travis Roy realized his dream, then smashed into his nightmare.

Read more about Eleven Seconds: A Story of Tragedy, Courage & Triumph.

Disability Books Design by  wordpress themes