Everybody's Different: Understanding and Changing Our Reactions to Disabilities
Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company, 1999 - Social Science - 359 pages
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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Differences in Everyday Life
About Disability Differences
Understanding Your Reactions
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4D approach ability action options Action Tips adults appearance differences assistance assistance dogs Autism Awareness Activity behave behavior differences body brain breathing cause cerebral palsy Chapter child chronic chronic fatigue syndrome co-worker communication differences daily deaf Debriefing Deciding Detecting disability differences disease disorders emotional ences encounter epilepsy example expectations experience facial difference family members feel ference focus friends hearing impairment hearing loss injury interac interaction language learning differences learning disabilities living look ment mental illness mental retardation million move movement difference muscles Myth nonvisible disabilities parents Parkinson's disease person-first words personal comfort zone physical Post Office Box problems react reactions READINGS AND RESOURCES relax relevant role situation skills social someone speak specific spinal cord staring Stuttering syndrome talk television tinnitus tion Tourette Syndrome uncomfortable understand unexpected unfamiliar unsettling wheelchair York