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Disability Awareness Month

Recommended Reading for October 2010: Disability Awareness Month

Like most public institutions, Highline works diligently to help people with disabilities enjoy the benefits of our services. This month the HCC Library’s Recommended Reading List observes Disability Awareness Month.


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

College success for students with learning disabilities : strategies and tips to make the most of your college experience / Cynthia G. Simpson and Vicky G. Spencer

371.91 S613c 2009

The complete learning disabilities handbook : ready-to-use strategies & activities for teaching students with learning disabilities / Joan M Harwell

371.9 H343c 2008

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

Hiring family or friends as your caregiver : a guide for adults needing care

Pamphlet file, also available online.

The history of special education : a struggle for equality in American public schools / Robert L. Osgood.

371.90973 O82h 2008

Joey / Joseph John Deacon

362.21092 D278j 1974

Learning disabilities sourcebook: basic consumer health information … /

371.9 L438 2009

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 science and fiction of autism / Laura Schreibman

616.85882 S378s 2007

Your rights at work / Amanda DuBois

New Readers Collection 344.7301 D815y 2010

E-Books: (a selection)

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

Challenges to the human rights of people with intellectual disabilities [electronic resource] / edited by Frances Owen and Dorothy Griffiths ; foreword by Orville Endicott.

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

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

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

Drama therapy and storymaking in special education / Paula Crimmens

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

Effective communication : a workbook for social care workers / Suzan Collins.

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

A guide to special education advocacy : what parents, clinicians, and advocates need to know / Matthew Cohen

Guiding your teenager with special needs through the transition from school to adult life : tools for parents / Mary Korpi.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Safeguarding vulnerable adults and the law / Michael Mandelstam.

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

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

The ugly laws : disability in public / Susan M. Schweik.

Understanding autism spectrum disorders: frequently asked questions / Diane Yapko

Understanding multiple sclerosis / Melissa Stauffer

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

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 VHS

Creating equity / University of Maine Television

371.9 C912 1993 VHS

Deaf actor: Howie Seago

419 S438d 2003 VHS

Graduating Peter / State of the Art, Inc. ; Home Box Office ; producer & director Gerardine Wurzburg

371.9046 G733 2004 DVD

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

371.9 H847 1989 DVD

Introduction to universal design / written and directed by Jora Clokey ; produced by Jim Harrigan, Jora Clokey

720.87 I61u 2005 DVD

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

027.663 P297 2000 VHS

Rain man / United Artists

791.4372 R154 2004 DVD

Seven effective strategies for secondary inclusion

371.9046 S497 2007 DVD

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

362.78 S635 1995 VHS

Special education / CEV Multimedia

371.9 S741 2007 DVD

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

616.85882 S896 2008 DVD


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


National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2010


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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