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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.
My Life, A Little Off-Balance: Living and Dying with Cerebral Palsy Paperback – April 18, 2019, by Amelia McNeilly (Author), Jeanne Harrison (Contributor), This books follows Amelia from the time she was born early to face a lifelong journey with cerebral palsy. The journey would lead her to overcome stereotypes, discover true joy, and impact countless people along the way. This book is a compilation of her writing–her raw thoughts and feelings about singleness, suffering, laughter, disabilities, life, and death. Enter Amelia's world, and it just might change yours forever. (by Amazon)
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.