Everybody's Different: Understanding and Changing Our Reactions to Disabilities

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Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company, Jan 1, 1999 - Social Science - 359 pages
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Sensitive and practical, this book openly discusses the ways in which personal thoughts, feelings, and questions about disabilities can influence effective communication between people with and without disabilities. It offers simple and effective ways to become more comfortable with the concept of disability, and it opens the door to better social and professional relationships. Featuring activities and exercises that encourage self-examination, this guide helps us all create more enriching personal relationships and work toward a fully inclusive society. It will help you overcome fears and dispel stereotypes while enhancing personal growth, professional development, and community outreach.

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Contents

Differences in Everyday Life
1
About Disability Differences
25
Understanding Your Reactions
49
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About the author (1999)

Nancy B. Miller is a writer, painter, and retired editor. She lives part-time in Minneapolis and part-time in the southeastern Mexican state of Oaxaca, where she first met Hanni Sager, the courageous and creative friend who became the subject of this book. Nancy is a high-energy woman who regards her life as extraordinarily generous in providing good health, a loving and admirable family, opportunities to expand her horizons in new and interesting places, and warm and inspiring friends???like Hanni???who often serve as models.

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