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Books on Physical Disabilities from the New Hamphire Family Voices Lending Library
This is a catalog of books on coping with physical disabilities for parents, professionals and children. Books are sent through the mail, with a postage paid return envelope. For more information about this lending library, call (603)271-4525 or call toll free in New Hampshire (800) 852-3345 Ext. 4525.
Independent Living for Physically Disabled People:
Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating Self-Help Rehabilitation Programs
by Nancy M. Crewe, Ph.D., Irving Kenneth Zola, Ph.D., and Associates. This book chronicles the inception of the independent living movement for people with physical disabilities in the United States. This book was originally published by Jossey-Bass in 1983 and published by Disabilities Books in 2001. This book gives a comprehensive picture of the philosophy and services of independent living in the United States for anyone who is striving to create a path to full community integration.
Raising a Child Who Has a Physical Disability
by Donna G. Albrecht, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1995. This book offers real-life experience, helpful information on raising a child with a physical disability which can be challenging and complicated.
This is a very comprehensive book from the beginning diagnosis of physical disability, including family coping strategies, guide to health care professionals, rehabilitation skills, social skills, daily living skills, health care given in the home, education rights, adaptive equipment, planning for emergencies, evaluating long-term schooling or care, and includes a full list of resources to organizations that can assist. This is a book of solutions.
YES! WE MADE IT! The Story of New Horizons:
How People with Severe Disabilities in a Chronic Care Hospital Worked Their Way to Independence
by Polly Hincks, published by Disabilities Books, 2001.
This book is the story of young people with severe physical disabilities placed in a chronic disease hospital (nursing home) where they were expected to spend the rest of their lives. They decided to take charge of their own lives and escape! Today, an independent living housing complex, designed and managed by this dedicated group of people, serves over 100 residents.
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