Living with Disabilities: 6 Volume Basic Manuals for Friends of the Disabled

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Bick Publishing House, 1997 - Social Science - 350 pages
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LIVING WITH DISABILITIES. Practical guide to feelings, behavior patterns, medeical facts, technology, and resources for people who care about people with disabilities: people who are visually impaired, hearing-impaired, in wheelchairs, have mental illness, delayed developmental and mental problems, learning disabilities.
 

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Contents

Introduction
13
Causes And Conditions Of Blindness
15
Their Feelings Your Feelings
23
Both Sides
31
Seeking Diagnoses
39
White Canes And Braille
45
Techniques And Assistive Aids Communication Aids Mobility Aids Cosmetic Eyes Retraining New Training The Workplace And ADA Funds
51
At Home And Out There
61
Life Stories
211
Support Systems and Services
219
Selected Disorders
225
Introduction
231
Conditions And Causes
233
Their Feelings Your Feelings
239
Both Sides
243
Seeking Diagnosis
249

Their Feelings And Reactions Your Feelings And Reactions
129
Both Sides
137
Seeking A Diagnosis
139
Life Stories
149
Special Education IDEA And ADA Support Systems and Services
157
Other Conditions
163
Introduction
173
Conditions And Causes
175
Their Feelings And Reactions Your Feelings And Reactions
187
Both Sides
197
Seeking Diagnosis
201
A Day In A Life
259
Training Job Opportunities Housing Transportation Funding Appliances Diet And Exercise
265
Sources for Help
269
Fix Your Attitude And Your House
271
Selected Disorders
273
Their Feelings Your Feelings
287
Manners That Matter
295
A Day In A Wheelchair
303
Adaptive And Mobility Aids Bionic Parts
313
Adapt Adapt Adapt
322
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About the author (1997)

Hannah Carlson, M.Ed., LPC,past Director of Developmental Disabilitiesat the Kennedy Center for the Mentally Disabled, is now Behavioral Health Specialist for the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addictions Services. She is the author of The Courage to Lead: Mental Illnesses & Addictions, Start a Support Group. She is former Senior Therapist at Rusk Institute, New York University, has lectured and taught in her field of the developmentally and traumatically disabled. Carlson is published in the international journals Brain Injury and in the Journal of Applied Rehavilitation Counseling.

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