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Books: Disability Culture and History


A Matter of Dignity: Changing the Lives of the Disabled, written by Andrew Potok, offers "extraordinary portraits of men and women who are changing the world not just for those with disabilities but for all of us." More importantly, the book discusses the need for a fundamental change in the way we think about the disabled. ISBN: 0553802151.

Awakening to Disability: Nothing About Us Without Us by Karen G. Stone

Author Karen G. Stone offers education and enlightenment of the disability culture. The book is in paperback, 288 pages, and under $20.00. For more information on the author or the book visit Book Review by Independent Living Institute.

New Sign Extraordinary People With Disabilities (Extraordinary People) (Paperback)

by Deborah Kent and Kathryn A. Quinlan covers over 40 profiles of extroardinary individuals through the ages in various professions with various disabilities, including Thomas Edison, Robert Dole, Stephen Hawking, Itzak Perlman and Stevie Wonder to name just a few. "The poet John Milton brought light to his own troubled time, and to all the ages since, through some of the most admired poetry ever..." This book also covers historical challenges, the fight for disability rights legislation, the development of sports for the disabled and the disabled empowerment movement. This book is available through Amazon.com

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