Disability Awareness Month

Disability Awareness Month

Suggested Reading for October, 2009


Private Attorneys Fight for Disabled Veterans [7 min 45 sec]

NPR Weekend Edition Sunday, March 16, 2008 · In the last five years, as thousands of veterans have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with debilitating injuries, the Army has actually awarded fewer soldiers full disability retirement benefits than they did before the war started. Private attorneys have stepped in to help disabled soldiers get the benefits they deserve.


Adaptive technology for the Internet: making electronic resources accessible to all / Barbara T. Mates

027.663 M425a 2000

All the way back: a story of courage / Anne V. McGravie

New Readers Collection, Room 419 362.43092 B898m 1982

Attention deficit disorder: the unfocused mind in children and adults / Thomas E. Brown

616.8589 B881a 2005

Caring for people with learning disabilities / edited by Ian Peate, Debra Fearns

Health Occupations Lab, 26-219 371.9 C277 2006

Despite this flesh: the disabled in stories and poems / edited by Vassar Miller

810.8035 D468 1985

Framing ADHD children: a critical examination of the history, discourse, and everyday experience of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder / Adam Rafalovich

616.8589 R136f 2008

Helen Keller: rebellious spirit / Laurie Lawlor

New Readers Collection, Room 419 362.41092 K29L 2001

Joey / Joseph John Deacon

362.21092 D278j 1974

The legislative presentation of the Disabled American Veterans: hearing before the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, February 28, 2006.

Government Documents Y 4.V 64/4:S.HRG.109-463

Linked Resource: PDF

A matter of dignity: changing the lives of the disabled / by Andrew Potok

362.4048 P864m 2002

Muhammad Ali : a biography / Anthony O. Edmonds

796.83092 A398e 2006

Multiple sclerosis: the questions you have– the answers you need / Rosalind C. Kalb, editor

616.834 M961 2008

Ordinary lives: voices of disability & disease / edited by Irving Kenneth Zola

362.4 O65 1982

The physically handicapped and the community: some challenging breakthroughs / Louis Arthur Michaux

362.4 M622p 1970

The science and fiction of autism / Laura Schreibman

616.85882 S378s 2007

Talking books: pioneering and beyond / by Marilyn Lundell Majeska

362.41 M233t 1988

E-Books: (a selection)

Attention deficit disorder: the unfocused mind in children and adults / Thomas E. Brown

Electronic Book 616.85/89 2005

Children’s comprehension problems in oral and written language : a cognitive perspective / edited by Kate Cain and Jane Oakhill.

Electronic Book 372.47 2007

Could it be autism?: a parent’s guide to the first signs and next steps / Nancy D. Wiseman with Kim Painter Koffsky

Electronic Book 616.85/882 2006

Decline in employment of people with disabilities: a policy puzzle / David C. Stapleton, Richard V. Burkhauser, editors

Electronic Book 331.5/9/0973 2003

Drama therapy and storymaking in special education / Paula Crimmens

Electronic Book 616.89/165 2006

The disability pendulum: the first decade of the Americans with Disabilities Act / Ruth Colker

Electronic Book 342.7308/7 2005

A field guide for the sight-impaired reader: a comprehensive resource for students, teachers, and librarians / Andrew Leibs

Electronic Book 011.63 1999

Hearing loss: determining eligibility for Social Security benefits / Committee on Disability Determination for Individuals with Hearing Impairments

Electronic Book 362.4/264/0973 2005

Inner lives of deaf children: interviews and analysis / Martha Sheridan

Electronic Book 362.4/2/083 2001

Kids in the syndrome mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, bipolar and more!: the one stop guide for parents, teachers, and other professionals / Martin L. Kutscher

Electronic Book 618.928588 2005

The labor market experience of workers with disabilities: the ADA and beyond / Julie L. Hotchkiss

Electronic Book 331.5/9/0973

A matter of dignity: changing the lives of the disabled / by Andrew Potok

Electronic Book 362.4/048/0973 2002

Noise and military service: implications for hearing loss and tinnitus / Committee on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Associated with Military Service from World War II to the Present

Electronic Book 617.8/07 2005

Reflections from a different journey: what adults with disabilities wish all parents knew / edited by Stanley D. Klein and John D. Kemp

Electronic Book 649/.151 2004

Relationship development intervention with children, adolescents and adults: social and emotional development activities for Asperger syndrome, autism, PDD, and NDL / Steven E. Gutstein, and Rachelle K. Sheely

Electronic Book 618.92/898203 2002

Relationship development intervention with young children: social and emotional development activities for Asperger syndrome, autism, PDD, and NDL / Steven E. Gutstein, and Rachelle K. Sheely

Electronic Book 618.92/898203 2002

Special stories for disability awareness: stories and activities for teachers, parents, and professionals / Mal Leicester

Electronic Book 362.4 2007

Thinking in pictures : and other reports from my life with autism / Temple Grandin ; with a foreword by Oliver Sacks.

Electronic Book 616.85 2006

Understanding autism spectrum disorders: frequently asked questions / Diane Yapko

Electronic Book 2003

Understanding multiple sclerosis / Melissa Stauffer

Electronic Book 616.8/34 2006

The views and experiences of disabled children and their siblings: a positive outlook / Clare Connors and Kirsten Stalker

Electronic Book 362.4/083 2003

Reference Books:

Encyclopedia of learning disabilities / Carol Turkington, Joseph R. Harris

371.92603 T939e 2002

Gallaudet encyclopedia of deaf people and deafness / John V. Van Cleve, editor

362.42 G165 1987

Learning disabilities sourcebook / edited by Dawn D. Matthews

371.926 L438 2003

State of Washington Voters’ Pamphlet, Braille; General Election, November 4, 2008

Reference Desk 2008


616.02 W447 c2004


A celebration of differences / Rush Neurobehavioral Center

371.9 C392 1999 VHS

Child care and the Americans with Disabilities Act Tape 7. Family day care homes / Beth Ann Carr Associates

362.712 C536 1992

Creating equity / University of Maine Television

371.9 C912 1993

How difficult can this be?: understanding learning disabilities / produced and directed by Peter Rosen

371.9 H847 1989

I teach him but he doesn’t learn: understanding cognitive problems / Northland Video Associates

371.9 Y68 1982

Learning to learn: intervention, cognitive problems / Northland Video Associates

371.9 Y68 1982

Pathways to independence through assistive technology / D&F Associates, Inc

027.663 P297 2000 VHS

Rain man / United Artists

791.4372 R154 2004 DVD

Small differences / City of Pittsburgh Allegheny County Task Force on Disabilities

362.78 S635 1995 VHS

Straight talk about autism: with parents & kids / IEP Resources

616.85882 S896 2008 DVD

Teaching children to see : intervention, visual impairment / Northland Video Associates, Lebanon, NH, and Interact Television Network Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Ctr.

371.9 Y68 1982 VHS


The Association For Service Disabled Veterans


ASDV is a national association that is establishing greater economic participation for service disabled and prisoner of war veterans and all of the 80 million veteran family members in the United States. Membership is comprised of individuals from the 2.2 million SDVs of the nation and organizations that support the goals of ASDV. To pursue its mission, ASDV has established programs and services that address the areas of legislative and legal advocacy, business development, healthcare, and information access.



Provides quick and easy access to comprehensive information about disability programs, services, laws and benefits

Disabled American Veterans


Formed in 1920 and chartered by Congress in 1932, the million-member DAV is the official voice of America’s service-connected disabled veterans — a strong, insistent voice that represents all of America’s 2.1 million disabled veterans, their families and survivors.

Disabled Peoples’ International


A network of national organizations or assemblies of disabled people, established to promote human rights of disabled people through full participation, equalization of opportunity and development.

Highline Community College Access Services http://flightline.highline.edu/access/index.htm

Access Services at Highline Community College supports and assists students with disabilities with campus and classroom accommodations.

King County Office of Civil Rights


King County Office of Civil Rights Disability Awareness Month (2007) * * *


Portal to local and national resources

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2008


Ready.gov: Disabled and Special Needs


Instructional Video addresses emergency preparedness for persons with disabilities.

Working While Disabled– A Guide To Plans For Achieving Self-Support


Working While Disabled–How We Can Help



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