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The Story of My Life
The Story of My Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0451531566
Helen Keller's personal recollections and correspondence reveal her relationship with her beloved teacher, Annie Sullivan, and the problems and obstacles she encountered as she struggled to overcome her disabilities, in this special edition that features a new afterword by Marlee Matlin. Reprint.
Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most
Fully Alive
Discovering What Matters Most
Paperback      ISBN: 0374535825
The chairman of Special Olympics shares inspiring stories about athletes with intellectual disabilities who have become champions in the face of seeming powerlessness and vulnerability, sharing additional insight into the Shriver family and their dedication to advocacy.
Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice
Care Work
Dreaming Disability Justice
Paperback      ISBN: 1551527383
Leah Piepzna-Samarasinha is a poet and essayist whose most recent book, the memoir Dirty River, was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and the Publishing Triangle
Helen Keller: A Life
Helen Keller
A Life
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A full-scale biography draws on the massive archives of Helen Keller's estate and the unpublished memoirs of Keller's teacher, Annie Sullivan, to trace Keller's transformation from a furious girl to a world-renowned figure. 17,500 first printing.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.
The Life and Times of T. H. Gallaudet
The Life and Times of T. H. Gallaudet
Hardcover      ISBN: 1512600512
Edna Edith Sayers has written the definitive biography of T. H. Gallaudet (1787
Dear Marcus: A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me
Dear Marcus
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.
The World I Live in / Helen Keller
The World I Live in / Helen Keller
Paperback      ISBN: 1590170679
Out of print for nearly a century, The World I Live In is Helen Keller's most personal and intellectually adventurous work—one that transforms our appreciation of her extraordinary achievements. Here this preternaturally gifted deaf and blind young woman closely describes her sensations and the workings of her imagination, while making the pro-vocative argument that the whole spectrum of the senses lies open to her through the medium of language. Standing in the line of the works of Emerson and Thoreau, The World I Live In is a profoundly suggestive exercise in self-invention, and a true, rediscovered classic of American literature. This new edition of The World I Live In also includes Helen Keller's early essay "Optimism," as well as her first published work, "My Story," written when she was twelve.
Dear Marcus: A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me
Dear Marcus
A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me
Paperback      ISBN: 0812983165
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.
Deaf World: A Historical Reader and Primary Sourcebook
Deaf World
A Historical Reader and Primary Sourcebook
Paperback      ISBN: 0814798535
Argues that deaf Americans consider English secondary to American Sign Language, and have hence developed their own culture of behavior, values, beliefs, and expression within mainstream culture.
Extreme Caregiving: The Moral Work of Raising Children with Special Needs
Extreme Caregiving
The Moral Work of Raising Children with Special Needs
Paperback      ISBN: 0190491787
Parents who care for children with special needs, particularly those whose children have multiple disabilities or intellectual delays, are pioneers in home health care and caregiving, yet their experience and expertise are rarely recognized. This book collects parent narratives, personal experience, and academic research to portray the lives of parent caregivers, looking at both the trials and the triumphs inherent in raising a child with special needs. Parents raising children with special needs often must devote all of their resources, both tangible and spiritual, to providing care long into their offspring lives. Their experience exceeds the usual parameters of parenting. This book examines all of the facets of their parenting role, from the care they provide to the challenges they face, and questions many assumptions. It presents parents as neither emotional wrecks nor overburdened saints, but as moral individuals struggling to find their own way through relatively unexplored territory. This book begins to recognize the moral consequences of providing long-term care for a child with complex needs. Using a virtue ethic framework, it isolates the various tasks involved and evaluates the moral demands placed on the parent attempting to perform them. On their journey to provide for their child the best life possible, parents must alter their own lives and attitudes, and become the sort of person who can perform the necessary caregiving. Raising a child with special needs demands from the parent a reassessment of their personal and social lives. Some of the consequences, such as the presumed emotional and physical burden of constant attentiveness and the numerous unexpected responsibilities, have been reported previously. But the need for competence, which drives an acquisition of medical knowledge, has not previously been analyzed, nor has there been recognition of the enormous moral task of encouraging identity formation in a child with intellectual delays or disabilities. For a child who cannot attain independence, parents must continue to provide care and support into an uncertain future.