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Author: Hayley Mitchell Haugen
Publisher: Detroit [Mich.] : Greenhaven Press, ©2011.
Series: Social issues firsthand.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : English
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This volume provides an overview of people with disabilities in the United States, a chronology of important events, an annotated bibliography, and other resources for conducting further research. The author illuminates this often-neglected human side of these problems by presenting a collection of personal narratives of people who have had personal experience with physical and mental disabilities as participants,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hayley Mitchell Haugen
ISBN: 9780737747980 0737747986
OCLC Number: 449885752
Description: 112 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Living with a disability. Learning how to be disabled / Simi Linton ; Reflections on pain, illness, and memory / Leonard Kriegel ; Managing a mental illness / Wendy Braun --
Living with people with disabilities. Living in the shadow of an autistic brother / Karl Taro Greenfeld ; Losing my mother to schizophrenia / Laura M. Flynn ; Adventures in caring for my mentally disabled sister / Terrell Harris Dougan ; I never expected to become a caregiver in my marriage / George Mairs --
Society and people with disabilities. The deaf community is diverse / Jane K. Fernandes ; So-called accessible accommodations are sometimes not so for the disabled / Bruce Mumford ; Disabled people's lives are worth saving / Ben Mattlin.
Series Title: Social issues firsthand.
Responsibility: Hayley Mitchell Haugen, book editor.

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This volume provides an overview of people with disabilities in the United States, a chronology of important events, an annotated bibliography, and other resources for conducting further research. The author illuminates this often-neglected human side of these problems by presenting a collection of personal narratives of people who have had personal experience with physical and mental disabilities as participants, witnesses, or involved professionals.

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