Oct 08


Beth Luxenberg was an only child. Everyone knew it: her grown children, her friends, even people she’d only recently met. So when her secret emerged, her son Steve Luxenberg was bewildered. He was certain that his mother had no siblings, just as he knew that her name was Beth, and that she had raised her children, above all, to tell the truth. By then, Beth was nearly eighty, and in fragile health. While seeing a new doctor, she had casually mentioned a disabled sister, sent away at age two.

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Sep 19


Apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and get the most assistance from the system

Nolo’s Guide to Social Security Disability is an essential book for anyone dealing with a long-term or permanent disability. Written both for first-time applicants and existing recipients of Social Security disability, the book demystifies the program and tells you everything you need to know about qualifying and applying for benefits, maintaining you…

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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 06

This user-friendly guide helps parents of children with disabilities plan family outings in Connecticut that are stimulating and fun. Intended for youngsters who use wheelchairs or who have visual, hearing, or mental impairments, it presents places throughout the state that are easily accessible and reasonably priced and that require little or no prior planning. The entries are arranged by type of activity. They include places to see animals (zoos, aquariums, hatche… More >>

Accessible Connecticut: A Guide to Recreation for Children with Disabilities and Their Families

Jun 17

Deaf Heritage: A Narrative History of Deaf America

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