Jul 31


Disability Workbook for Social Security Applicants (7th edition, Rev. March 2008) by Douglas M. Smith, Attorney at Law Review: More than two-thirds of claims for Social Security disability are denied in the initial decision. In this updated Disability Workbook for Social Security Applicants, experienced disability lawyer Douglas Smith guides applicants through the process with the goal of getting benefits promptly, without unnecessary appeals. The new edition discusses the “proofs” …

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Jul 20


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 M. Schweik uncovers the murky history behind the laws, situating the varied legislation in its historical context and…

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Jul 11

Authored by a legal specialist and an education professor, this study is targeted to everyone involved in the education of students with disabilities and provides a full examinatiaon of the legal issues. Each chapter blends classroom vignettes and “teachable moments” with relevant legal rights and responsibilities of all school personnel…. More >>

Disability Matters: Legal and Pedagogical Issues of Disability in Education

Jul 09

Brantlinger discusses the current medical and legal trends in sterilization with special emphasis on people with disabilities. She explores the issues surrounding sterilization decisions from the perspectives of judges, lawyers, social workers, doctors, family planners, as well as the families and individuals themselves. Woven throughout the book are case studies of individuals ranging from mild to severe retardation…. More >>

Sterilization of People with Mental Disabilities: Issues, Perspectives, and Cases

Jul 08

Highly qualified authors analyze the participation and experiences of disabled students in higher education over a two year period, by comparing the responses of eight universities to the new anti-discriminatory practice with student case studies…. More >>

Disabled Students in Higher Education

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