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  • Women and Disability

    "The main purpose of this book is to provide information about the issues women with disabilities face in simply surviving and trying to find their proper place within their families and in the cities, towns and villages where they live" (p. vii).

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  • Women and Disability: The experience of physical disability among women

    This book describes the experience of physical disability through detailed interviews with women of different ages, races and socioeconomic backgrounds, and explores the impact of gender on the process of being or becoming disabled.

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  • I Always Wanted to be a Tap Dancer

    Twelve women with disabilities (physical, intellectual and psychiatric) talk about growing up and living in a world where their disabilities mean that they have to fight to be accepted.

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  • Greater Expectations: A Source Book for Women's Groups

    This book is designed for workers with young women and women's groups, who are concerned about raising the status of women; and for those working with men and boys to increase their awareness about women's role in society.

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  • Far Far Greater Things

    This book is a companion to Greater Expectations (File No. 3096) and includes many new approaches and covers new subject matter not included in the previous book.

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  • Brother & Sisters: A Special Part of Exceptional Families

    Rich with personal testimonies, this book shares the joys and sorrows so familiar to families in which there is a person with a disability.

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  • Brothers, Sisters and Special Needs

    This is a book for parents and professionals concerned with how they can help a child's understanding of disability of chronic illness develop in a healthy direction during formative school years.

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  • Living Community Inclusion

    This article describes a woman's move from an institution (described as her "liberation") to university and family life. It is also about friendship and commitment, about how professionals can work in a truly supportive role.

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  • How do I feel about having Down Syndrome?

    In this article, this young woman says that she feels really good about herself, that she is a human being, and asks "Who better to give advice about Down Syndrome than people with Down Syndrome?" (This is why she is involved in forming an advocacy group).

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  • Listen to me

    A really positive article written by a young woman through the eyes of her brother about who he is. It is powerful because it does not cast his differences in a negative light , but rather acknowledges them as just part of who he is.

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