October 2013: Disability Awareness Month and Campus Diversity


People with disabilities are all around us. Those of us temporarily without them can gain a lot by becoming aware of their issues through the resources on this month’s reading list. You can find these materials on our Recommended Reading Display rack on the Plaza Level of the Library. Please borrow and learn from them!

Disability Awareness Month

Suggested Reading for October, 2013


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

Deaf education in America : voices of children from inclusion settings / Janet Cerney.

371.9120973 C415d 2007

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

810.8035 D468 1985

Disability and the media : prescriptions for change / Charles A. Riley II.

302.23087 R573d 2005

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

616.8589 R136f 2008

Hands of my father : a hearing boy, his deaf parents, and the language of love / Myron Uhlberg.

362.42092 U31h 2009

Hearing, mother father deaf : hearing people in deaf families / Michele Bishop and Sherry L. Hicks, editors.

362.42 H435 2008

Helen Keller: rebellious spirit / Laurie Lawlor

New Readers Collection, Room 419 362.41092 K29L 2001

Joey / Joseph John Deacon

362.21092 D278j 1974

Learning disabilities, A to Z : a complete guide to learning disabilities from preschool to adulthood / Corinne Smith and Lisa Strick.

371.926 S644L 2010

Mary Fran and Mo / Maureen Lynch. 1979

362.3092 L987L

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, ed.

616.834 M961 2008

No apologies / Florence Weiner.  1986

362.4 W423n

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

362.4 O65 1982

Secret girl / Molly Bruce Jacobs.

362.1968588 J17s 2007

Short bus : a journey beyond normal / Jonathan Mooney.

362.1968588 M818s 2008

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

Understanding multiple sclerosis / Melissa Stauffer.

616.834 S798u 2006


Asperger syndrome and employment [electronic resource] : what people with Asperger syndrome really really want / Sarah Hendrickx ; foreword by John Biddulph.

Electronic Book 2009

Authentic dialogue with people who are developmentally disabled [electronic resource] : sad without tears / Jennifer Hill.

Electronic Book 2009

Developing college skills in students with autism and Asperger’s syndrome [electronic resource] / Sarita Freedman ; foreword by Tony Attwood.

Electronic Book 2010

Drama therapy and storymaking in special education / Paula Crimmens.

Electronic Book 616.89/165 2006

Faces of intellectual disability [electronic resource] : philosophical reflections / Licia Carlson.

Electronic Book 616.8588 2010

Group homes for people with intellectual disabilities [electronic resource] : encouraging inclusion and participation / Tim Clement and Christine Bigby ; foreword by Jim Mansell.

Electronic Book 362.3/85 2010

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

Living with learning disabilities, dying with cancer [electronic resource] : thirteen personal stories / Irene Tuffrey-Wijne; foreword by Sheila Rollins.

Electronic Book 362.196/9940092 2010

The multiple sclerosis manifesto [electronic resource] : action to take, principles to live by / Julie Stachowiak.

Electronic Book 2010

Towards enabling geographies [electronic resource] : “disabled” bodies and minds in society and space / edited by Vera Chouinard, Edward Hall, Robert Wilton.

Electronic Book 305.9/08 2010

Writers on the spectrum [electronic resource] : how autism and Asperger syndrome have influenced literary writing / Julie Brown.

Electronic Book 820.9/3527 2010


Reference Books:

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

371.92603 T939e 2002

Encyclopedia of special education / edited by Cecil R. Reynolds and Elaine Fletcher-Janzen.

371.903 E56 2000

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

362.42 G165 1987


Adam / Fox Searchlight Pictures presents an Olympus Pictures production in association with Serenade Films, Deer Path Productions and Vox3 Films ; written and directed by Max Mayer ; produced by Leslie Urdang, Miranda de Pencier, Dean Van

791.4372 A193 2010

ADHD Rush Hour [electronic resource] / Lorand Entertainment Inc.

Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection, 2012

Alice project [electronic resource] : creative arts therapy in action / Herbison, Philip.

Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2007

Americans with Disabilities Act [electronic resource] : is it working? / MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.

Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2005

Body of war [electronic resource] / Public Affairs Television (Firm)

Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2008

Bridge at midnight trembles [electronic resource] : parkinson’s disease and deep brain stimulation / Galloping Pictures.

Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2009

A celebration of differences / Rush Neurobehavioral Center

371.9 C392 1999 VHS

Creating equity / University of Maine Television

371.9 C912 1993

Deafblind [electronic resource] : world without sight and sound / BBC Worldwide Ltd.

Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2005

Disability and Sexuality [electronic resource] : Exploring the Intimacy Option / System TV

Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2010

Dyslexia [electronic resource] : different kind of mind / Dartmouth/Hitchcock Medical Center.

Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2006

Effective Job Search for People with Disabilities [electronic resource] / Cambridge Educational (Firm).

Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection, 2012

Fix Me [electronic resource] : Unlocking the Possibilities of Stem Cell Research / BBC Worldwide Ltd.

Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2010

Inside dyslexia [electronic resource] / Easdon, Josh.

Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2007

Learning disabilities and social skills [videorecording] : last one picked– first one picked on / WETA, Washington, D.C. ; produced by Jeff Bieber directed by Joseph Camp.

371.92 L438 1994

Making a Life [electronic resource] : Opportunity, Not Disability / Spectra Media (Firm)

Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2010

Oops, Wrong Planet [electronic resource] : Understanding Asperger’s Syndrome / Beyond Entertainment Ltd.

Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2010

Rain man / United Artists

791.4372 R154 2004 DVD

Real Life Teens [electronic resource] : Teens and Disabilities / TMW Media Group.

Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2010

Shameless [electronic resource] : art of disability / Canada. Dept. of Finance.

Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2007


Autism Podcast

This website, no longer being updated, was dedicated to providing information about working with children on the autism spectrum.


Ouch! Disability Talk Show

Razor sharp talk from the BBC’s disability site, Ouch! Presented by comedians Mat Fraser and Liz Carr. Featuring interviews, quizzes, discussions, chat and plenty of humour. A new episode appears every two weeks.


Blind Cool Tech


…assistive technology blind people can use.

Day in Washington… home of the disability policy podcast (past episodes)




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.php

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

King County Office of Civil Rights Disability Access Service


National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2013

Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The theme for 2013 is “Because We Are EQUAL to the Task.”

Ready.gov: Individuals with Access and Functional Needs


Each person’s needs and abilities are unique, but every individual can take important steps to prepare for all kinds of emergencies and put plans in place. By evaluating your own personal needs and making an emergency plan, you can be better prepared for any situation.

Washington State Disability Month


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


Working While Disabled–How We Can Help



Suggested Reading for October, 2013




The challenge of diversity : involvement or alienation in the academy? / by Daryl G. Smith.

378.017 S645c 1989

A hope in the unseen : an American odyssey from the inner city to the Ivy League / Ron Suskind.

371.8092 J54s 2005

Black education: myths and tragedies / Thomas Sowell

378 S731b

Campus wars : multiculturalism and the politics of difference / edited by John Arthur, Amy Shapiro.

378.017 C199 1995

Culturally responsive practices for student success : a regional sampler / Jennifer Klump, Gwen McNeir.

370.117 K66c 2005

Illiberal education : the politics of race and sex on campus / Dinesh D’Souza.

370.19342 D811i 1991

Minorities on campus : a handbook for enhancing diversity / edited by Madeleine F. Green.

378.1982 M666

Multiculturalism / edited by Robert Emmet Long.

370.117 M961

Multiculturalism : a critical reader / David Theo Goldberg.

305.8 M961c 1994

Occupying the academy : just how important is diversity work in higher education? / edited by Christine Clark, Kenneth J. Fasching-Varner, and Mark Brimhall-Vargas.

378.1982 O15 2012

One America, indivisible : a national conversation on American pluralism and identity / by Sheldon Hackney.

305.800973 H123o 1997

The only black student / Lull Mengesha.

378.1982 M544o 2009

Strategies of transformation toward a multicultural society : fulfilling the story of democracy / David T. Abalos.

370.117 A117s 1996

Understanding cultural diversity : culture, curriculum, and community in nursing / [edited by] Mary Lebreck Kelley, Virginia Macken Fitzsimons.

610.7343 U55 2000

We can’t teach what we don’t know : White teachers, multiracial schools / Gary R. Howard ; foreword by Sonia Nieto

370.117 H849w 2006

Reference Books:


Multicultural manners : new rules of etiquette for a changing society / Norine Dresser

REF 303.482 D773m


African American culture and heritage in higher education research and practice [electronic resource] / edited by Kassie Freeman.

Electronic Book 378.008996073

Becoming interculturally competent through education and training [electronic resource] / edited by Anwei Feng, Mike Byram and Mike Fleming.

Electronic Book 370.117

Culture centers in higher education [electronic resource] : perspectives on identity, theory, and practice / edited by Lori D. Patton ; foreword by Gloria Ladson-Billings

Electronic Book 378.1982

Delving into diversity [electronic resource] : an international exploration of issues of diversity in education / Vanessa Green and Sue Cherrington, editors.

Electronic Book 370.117

Doing diversity in higher education [electronic resource] : faculty leaders share challenges and strategies / edited by Winnifred R. Brown-Glaude.

Electronic Book 378.19829

The Evolving challenges of Black college students [electronic resource] : new insights for policy, practice, and research / edited by Terrell L. Strayhorn and Melvin C. Terrell ; foreword by Lemuel W. Watson.

Electronic Book 378.1982996073

Generations at work [electronic resource] : managing the clash of veterans, boomers, xers, and nexters in your workplace / Ron Zemke, Claire Raines, Bob Filipczak.

Electronic Book 658.30084


Managing diversity flashpoints in higher education [electronic resource] / Joseph E. Garcia and Karen J. Hoelscher.

Electronic Book 378.017

Sailing against the wind [electronic resource] : African Americans and women in U.S. education / edited by Kofi Lomotey.

Electronic Book 370.8996073

Strengthening the African American educational pipeline [electronic resource] : informing research, policy, and practice / edited by Jerlando F.L. Jackson ; foreword by Gloria Ladson-Billings.

Electronic Book 378.1982996073

Understanding minority-serving institutions [electronic resource] / edited by Marybeth Gasman, Benjamin Baez, Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner ; with a foreword by Walter R. Allen.

Electronic Book 378.7308900973

We are Americans [electronic resource] : undocumented students pursuing the American dream / William Perez ; foreword by Daniel Solorzano.

Electronic Book 371.826910973

What makes racial diversity work in higher education [electronic resource] : academic leaders present successful policies and strategies / edited by Frank W. Hale, Jr. ; foreword by William E. Kirwan.

Electronic Book 378.19829

White teachers, diverse classrooms [electronic resource] : creating inclusive schools, building on students’ diversity, and providing true educational equity / edited by Julie Landsman and Chance W. Lewis.

Electronic Book 370.1170973


Communicating between cultures [videorecording] / written and produced by Jeff Schrank ; directed by Michael Dieffenbach

Media 303.482 C734 2004

Integrating ESL students into the classroom [electronic resource] / Cambridge Educational (Firm)

Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection

Making diversity work [videorecording] / Morning Star Productions.

Media 658.31 M235

Masters of the universe [videorecording] : the mis-education of powerful people / Gary Howard ; filmed and produced by Highline Community College.

Media 305 U58m 2009

Overcoming barriers to intercultural communication [videorecording] / executive producer, Roger Cook ; written by Jessica Stowell.

Media 303.482 O96 2005

Understanding different cultural values and styles [electronic resource] / MasterSource.

Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection

Understanding our biases and assumptions [electronic resource] / MasterSource

Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection

Valuing diversity [videorecording] : multi-cultural communication / Learning Seed ; director, David Phyfer ; writers, Louise Welsh Schrank, Jeffrey Schrank.

Media 303.482 V215 1995

Websites and Online Papers:


Campus Diversity and Inclusion: American Council on Education

An advocacy blog.


Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Association of American Colleges and Universities

AACU portal for initiatives, publications, meetings/institutes, and featured campus examples and tools supporting campus diversity.


Encountering Diversity on Campus and in the Classroom: Advancing Intellectual and Ethical Development


Making Diversity Work on Campus

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) commissioned paper.


The Positive Educational Effects of Racial Diversity on Campus

“Campus diversity had a small but significant positive impact on students’ college experiences. Both socializing across racial lines and discussing issues of race were reported as positive educational experiences.”


Projections of Education Statistics to 2020, Section 5: Enrollment in Postsecondary Degree-Granting Institutions: Enrollment by Selected Characteristics and Control of Institution

Table 29.  Actual and projected numbers for enrollment in all postsecondary degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity: Fall 1995 through fall 2020



American Association of Community Colleges:

“Topics related to diversity, inclusion, and equity receive regular coverage in the Community College Journal and Community College Times. Hundreds of articles can be located in the Times online by entering search terms such as minorities, diversity and inclusion, international students, veterans and service members, and adult learners. Additionally, these issues are spotlighted in books, monographs, and reports published by AACC and its partners.”


Diverse Issues in Higher Education


Diversity & Democracy Association of American Colleges and Universities

AACU’s online journal supporting campus diversity



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