Heal Ge Disabilities
Capitalism and Disability
Paperback ISBN: 1608466868
Spread out over many years and many different publications, the late author and activist Marta Russell wrote a number of groundbreaking and insightful essays on the nature of disability and oppression under capitalism. In this volume, Russell’s various essays are brought together in one place in order to provide a useful and expansive resource to those interested in better understanding the ways in which the modern phenomenon of disability is shaped by capitalist economic and social relations. The essays range in analysis from the theoretical to the topical, including but not limited to: the emergence of disability as a “human category” rooted in the rise of industrial capitalism and the transformation of the conditions of work, family, and society corresponding thereto; a critique of the shortcomings of a purely “civil rights approach” to addressing the persistence of disability oppression in the economic sphere, with a particular focus on the legacy of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; an examination of the changing position of disabled people within the overall system of capitalist production utilizing the Marxist economic concepts of the reserve army of the unemployed, the labor theory of value, and the exploitation of wage-labor; the effects of neoliberal capitalist policies on the living conditions and social position of disabled people as it pertains to welfare, income assistance, health care, and other social security programs; imperialism and war as a factor in the further oppression and immiseration of disabled people within the United States and globally; and the need to build unity against the divisive tendencies which hide the common economic interest shared between disabled people and the often highly-exploited direct care workers who provide services to the former.
A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me
Hardcover ISBN: 0812993071
An inspiring memoir written in the form of a letter to an unknown man who shot the author in the back at the age of 13 and rendered him a paraplegic describes how he embraced forgiveness, earned a master's degree and became an advocate for the disabled.
People With Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement
Paperback ISBN: 0812924126
Discusses the struggle of disabled people to challenge discrimination and explains how the disabled used their political clout to gain passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence
Paperback ISBN: 159486845x
An inspirational memoir about a car accident that ended the lives of two of the author's family members and rendered the author a paraplegic describes how his other surviving family members and he picked up the pieces of their lives, his recuperation at the Mayo Clinic, and his decision to become a disabled yoga instructor. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Everyday Health and Fitness with Multiple Sclerosis
Achieve Your Peak Physical Wellness While Working with Limited Mobility
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1592337414
Achieve real gains and remove obstacles in your path to fitness with Everyday Health and Fitness with Multiple Sclerosis. David Lyons' program is designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle maintain a healthy lifestyle and includes anecdotes from real people with MS, their limitations and how they followed this plan to reach their fitness goals. The customizable, high-intensity, calorie-burning workout builds lean muscle mass. Find advice and solutions for overcoming mental hurdles, nutrition fundamentals to properly fuel workouts, easily adaptable exercises, and motivation. Everyday Heath and Fitness is a road map for every person who wants to conquer a disease or disability, and just get moving.
Putting on the Brakes
Understanding and Taking Control of Your ADD or ADHD
3rd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1433811340
"Self-help guide and resource for preteens with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Includes strategies to manage disorder and practical ways to improve organization, focus, studying, and homework skills. Also tips for making friends, controlling emotions, and being healthy"--
Signing in Puerto Rican
A Hearing Son and His Deaf Family
Paperback ISBN: 1563684179
The only child of deaf Puerto Rican immigrants, Andrés Torres writes of growing up in New York in a Deaf/hearing family that communicated freely in a mix of Spanish, ASL, and English.
Hardcover ISBN: 0679443541
A full-scale biography draws on the massive archives of Helen Keller's estate and the unpublished memoirs of Keller's teacher, Annie Sullivan, to trace Keller's transformation from a furious girl to a world-renowned figure. 17,500 first printing. Tour.