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October Recommended Reading

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

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. This year’s theme is “A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?”—United States Department of Labor

“At Highline Community College, we are committed to delivering one of the core values of our institution – access.”~Highline’s Access Services

This month, our library presents the following recommended reading list. It may give you some ideas to celebrate this month and to promote national disability employment awareness.



Disability and the media : prescriptions for change / Charles A. Riley II.
302.23087 R573d 2005

Psychology of prejudice and discrimination / edited by Jean Lau Chin ; foreword by Joseph E. Trimble.

303.385 P974 2004

Americans with Disabilities Act : a review of best practices / Timothy L. Jones. 1993

331.59 J79a

Annual report / Washington State Rehabilitation Council.  2005

331.59 W319a

Americans with Disabilities Act / State of Washington, Legislative Budget Committee. 1993

344.0159 A512

Secret girl / Molly Bruce Jacobs.
362.1968588 J17s 2007

Short bus : a journey beyond normal / Jonathan Mooney.
362.1968588 M818s 2008

Joey / Joseph John Deacon
362.21092 D278j 1974

Mary Fran and Mo / Maureen Lynch. 1979
362.3092 L987L

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

362.4 M622p 1970

Ordinary lives: voices of disability & disease / edited by Irving Kenneth Zola
362.4 O65 1982

We got the message on ADA : guide to state agencies and services / produced by the Governor’s Americans with Disabilities Act Implementation Project. 1995

362.4 W361

No apologies / Florence Weiner.  1986
362.4 W423n

A matter of dignity: changing the lives of the disabled / by Andrew Potok
362.4048 P864m 2002

Talking books: pioneering and beyond / by Marilyn Lundell Majeska
362.41 M233t 1988

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

362.42 G165 1987

Hearing, mother father deaf : hearing people in deaf families / Michele Bishop and Sherry L. Hicks, editors.
362.42 H435 2008

Mother father deaf : living between sound and silence / Paul Preston. Preston, Paul (Paul M.)

362.42 P939m 1994

Hands of my father : a hearing boy, his deaf parents, and the language of love / Myron Uhlberg.
362.42092 U31h 2009

All the way back: a story of courage / Anne V. McGravie, New Readers Collection, Room 419
362.43092 B898m 1982

Deaf education in America : voices of children from inclusion settings / Janet Cerney.
371.9120973 C415d 2007

Learning disabilities sourcebook / edited by Dawn D. Matthews

371.926 L438 2003

Learning disabilities, A to Z : a complete guide to learning disabilities from preschool to adulthood / Corinne Smith and Lisa Strick.
371.926 S644L 2010

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

371.92603 T939e 2002

Helen Keller: rebellious spirit / Laurie Lawlor, New Readers Collection, Room

419 362.41092 K29L 2001

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

    Reference Desk 2008, Well-connected    

616.02 W447 c2004

    Multiple sclerosis: the questions you have– the answers you need / Rosalind C. Kalb, ed.
616.834 M961 2008

    The science and fiction of autism / Laura Schreibman
616.85882 S378s 2007

Attention deficit disorder: the unfocused mind in children and adults / Thomas E. Brown
616.8589 B881a 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

Making self-employment work for people with disabilities / by Cary Griffin and David Hammis. 2003

658.02208 G851m 2003

Employment outcomes for supported employment clients in the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation / Beverly Hempleman, Dario Longhi. 1996

658.30087 H491

Muhammad Ali : a biography / Anthony O. Edmonds.
796.83092 A398e 2006

Despite this flesh: the disabled in stories and poems / edited by Vassar Miller
810.8035 D468 1985



ADA Restoration Act of 2007 : hearing before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, on H.R. 3195, October 4, 2007. Y 4.J 89/1:110-59

Available, Government Documents, 4th floor East

DVR customer internship program : find out how to be a sponsoring employer / Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. 2010

People with disabilities – Washington (State)

Job search handbook for people with disabilities / Daniel J. Ryan. Ryan, Daniel J., 1960-

2011 No call number

No item information, Career Collection, 4th floor West

Improving federal employment of people with disabilities : hearing before the Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia Subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United State 2011

Y 4.G 74/9:S.HRG.112-46 Available, Government Documents, 4th floor East

On-the-job training : train an employee to meet your needs / Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. 2010 People with disabilities – Washington (State)  Available, Pamphlet File, 3rd floor East

School to work transition : a guide to life after high school / Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. 2010 People with disabilities – Washington (State) Available, Pamphlet File, 3rd floor East

Services for your business : recruit, hire and retain a reliable workforce / Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

2010 People with disabilities – Washington (State)

Available, Pamphlet File, 3rd floor East

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

362.712 C536 1992

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

362.78 S635 1995 VHS

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

371.9 H847 1989

    A celebration of differences / Rush Neurobehavioral Center 371.9 C392 1999 VHS

Creating equity / University of Maine Television

371.9 C912 1993

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


371.9046 G733 2004

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

Deaf actor: Howie Seago [videorecording] 

Seago, Howie 2003

419 S438d 2003

Absolute zero [videorecording] / produced and directed by David Dugan ; written by Tom Shachtman ; a production of Windfall Films and Meridian Productions for TPT/Twin Cities Public Television and WGBH/Nova in association with the BBC. 2008

536.56 A164 2008

Becoming human [videorecording] / produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation. 2010

599.938 B398 2010

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

616.85882 S896 2008 DVD

They don’t come with manuals [videorecording] : a videotape about parenting children with disabilities / produced by Community Services Information Group, Inc. [with the cooperation of the Louisiana Division of Children, Youth and Family Services] 1988

649.151 T421

E Books


Assistive technologies in the library [electronic resource] / Barbara T. Mates ; with contributions by William R. Reed, IV. 2011

Asperger syndrome and employment [electronic resource] : what people with Asperger syndrome really really want / Sarah Hendrickx ; foreword by John Biddulph.
Electronic Book 2009

Aspergirls [electronic resource] : empowering females with Asperger Syndrome / Rudy Simone ; foreword by Liane Holliday Willey.
Electronic Book 2010

Authentic dialogue with people who are developmentally disabled [electronic resource] : sad without tears / Jennifer Hill.
Electronic Book 2009

Autism, discrimination and the law [electronic resource] : a quick guide for parents, educators and employers / James Graham. 2008

Autism, advocates, and law enforcement professionals [electronic resource] : recognizing and reducing risk situations for people with autism spectrum disorders / Dennis Debbaudt. 2002

Bereavement, loss and learning disabilities [electronic resource] : a guide for professionals and carers / Robin Grey.
Electronic Book 155.9/37087 2010

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities [electronic resource] : message from the President of the United States transmitting the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on Decembe 2012

Developing college skills in students with autism and Asperger’s syndrome [electronic resource] / Sarita Freedman ; foreword by Tony Attwood.
Electronic Book 2010

Disability harassment [electronic resource] / Mark C. Weber. 2007

Disability hate crimes [electronic resource] : does anyone really hate disabled people? / Mark Sherry.
Electronic Book 364.15087 2010

Disability in the Middle Ages [electronic resource] : rehabilitations, reconsiderations, reverberations / Joshua Eyler.
Electronic Book809/.933527 2010

Disability pendulum [electronic resource] : the first decade of the Americans with Disabilities Act / Ruth Colker.
Electronic Book 342.7308/7 2005

Early years [electronic resource] : assessing and promoting resilience in vulnerable children. 1 / Brigid Daniel and Sally Wassell ; illustrated by Iain Campbell. 2002

Faces of intellectual disability [electronic resource] : philosophical reflections / Licia Carlson.
Electronic Book 616.8588 2010

Federal employment of people with disabilities [electronic resource]. 2009

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

Improving Your Rehabilitative Nursing Skills [electronic resource] / National Educational Video, Inc.. 2003

Issues in human rights protection of intellectually disabled persons [electronic resource] / Andreas Dimopoulos.
Electronic Book 342.408/7 2010

The labor market experience of workers with disabilities: the ADA and beyond / Julie L. Hotchkiss
Electronic Book 331.5/9/0973

Making life work [electronic resource] : freedom and disability in a community group home / Jack Levinson.
Electronic Book 362.3/8509747 2010

Mental health and development [electronic resource] : targeting people with mental health conditions as a vulnerable group.
Electronic Book 2010

Nursing and multidisciplinary care of the mentally disordered offender [electronic resource] / edited by David Robinson and Alyson Kettles. 2000

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

Reporting test results for students with disabilities and English-language learners [electronic resource] : summary of a workshop / Judith Anderson Koenig, editor. 2002

School years [electronic resource] : assessing and promoting resilience in vulnerable children. 2 / Brigid Daniel and Sally Wassell ; illustrated by Iain Campbell. 2002

Special stories for disability awareness [electronic resource] : stories and activities for teachers, parents, and professionals / Mal Leicester.

Special brothers and sisters [electronic resource] : stories and tips for siblings of children with a disability or serious illness / edited by Annette Hames and Monica McCaffrey ; illustrated by Brendan McCaffrey.

This ability [electronic resource] : an international legal analysis of disability discrimination / Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter. 2007

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

E Films

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.

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

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

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

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


ADA Home page

U.S. Department of Justice provides Americans with Disabilities Act and Information and Technical Assistance

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.  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.

Chance of Becoming Disable – Council for Disability Awareness

The CDA is a non-profit organization committed to informing and educating the American public about the widespread and growing frequency of disability, and the financial impact it can have.
Provides quick and easy access to comprehensive information about disability programs, services, laws and benefits

   Disability Sensitivity – Awareness Training.

Stand Among Friends is a non-profit organization that helps college students and adults with disabilities prepare for, seek and secure active employment.

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

Information and Dates of Disability Awareness Programs

The primary focus of Disabled World is to provide information and news to the Public, Disability Community and Organizations, as well as Disabled Rights Campaigners, via our News Service, Articles, Press Releases, and Videos.

King County Office of Civil Rights Disability Access Service

King County government strives to make its programs, services, activities and facilities accessible to people with disabilities.

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month LD Online

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month is a time where people pay particular … October was originally designated in the United States as LD

National Disability Employment Awareness Month– United States

United States Department of Labor presents that 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. This year’s theme is “A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?”

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2011

Work World shows “Profit by Investing in Workers with Disabilities”

Washington State Disability Month

The WSSEC ( was proud to help youth with disabilities make specific contacts with legislators and get support and assistance from them and legislative staff to get this important bill passed.



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Did you know…? – Career Collection

The Highline Community College Library has a Career Collection that is located on the west side of the 4th floor near the stairwell.  The collection of books and media, though small, can be very helpful in your search for a career.  The Career Collection is a source of materials that are geared to help you succeed, with titles like:
•    Me 2.0 : 4 steps to building your future / Dan Schawbel.
•    The 10 laws of career reinvention : essential survival skills for any economy / Pamela Mitchell.
•    Career wisdom for college students : insights you won’t get in class, on the Internet, or from your parents / Peter Vogt; foreword by Doug Hardy.
•    How to write powerful college student resumes & cover letters : easy tips, basic templates, sample formats, and real examples that get job interviews like magic / Quentin J. Schultze, Bethany Kim.

There is also a collection of career videos that are available in the Career Collection on the 4th floor and more career related titles on the fifth floor in periodicals, like:
•    10 steps to interviewing with confidence [videorecording] / produced by Jeanne Knight, JCTC.
•    Commendable customer service [videorecording] / produced by Grayscale, LLC.
•    Handling difficult people [videorecording] / Ash.Quarry Productions.

Another great source for career information is our Highline Community College web page.   Once there click on the Library Tab on the right side of the page, then the Find It Tab near the top, from there you can choose to look at Subject and Course Guides, like #5 titled Career and Job Research; written and created by one of our Reference Librarians, Hara Brooks.  Also under Find It, on the left side of the page is Subject Guides, this is a list of subjects that includes Career information.  Click on it and you’ll find direct links to books, media, selected periodicals, databases, reference sources, web sites and campus links.

Our web site also holds a large collection of online videos.  Choose from more than 5,500 educational titles in dozens of subject areas.  To get there from the Library web page click on the eCollection which can be found on the left side of the page, then eVideo, then Films on Demand and finally enter Career on the search line.  There are 575 titles to browse through like; Career S.E.L.F. Assessment: Finding a Career That Works for You, Business, Finance, and Government Administration, or one from the series Spotlight on Careers in; Education, Entrepreneurship. Food, Medicine and much, much more.

For help choosing a career path go to our Programs & Courses page.  You can get help planning for college, investigating majors and careers, and identifying your skills and interests, so get started on your career path today.

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Did you say FILMS ON DEMAND?

Choose from more than 5,500 educational titles in dozens of subject areas. You can even organize and bookmark your clips, share playlists, personalize  folders and manage your entire collection.

Some of the most viewed segments include:

  • The Ideal Resume
  • Extraordinary Answers to Common Interview Questions
  • Anorexia: Thin Obsession
  • Language Acquisition in Children
  • Savants: Mysterious Brains
  • XML is the Future of the Web
  • What Are Vitamins and Minerals?

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Beware the ides of March!

So warned a soothsayer to Caesar in Act One of The Life and Death of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare.

~University of Adelaide World eBook collection

That’s just another way of saying March 15th.

In the ancient Roman calendar, the term ides was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th day of the other months .

~Merriam-Webster Dictionary

The Painting is of Julius Caesar is by Sir Peter Paul Rubens, 1619.

~ARTstor database (available off campus with student ID)

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“I was hoping for some kind of tactical plan…

that didn’t involve martyrdom.”

from Avatar (“Trudy Chacon”)

Did you know you can find full movie scripts from the Internet Movie Scripts Database ?

For more resources and research tips on movies, film reviews or cinema history,  check out our Subject Guide on Film.

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Looking for a good argument?

Writing a persuasive paper or argumentative essay?  Need to explore a controversial topic? Check out the Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. It covers social topics, such as Gun Control, Genetic Engineering, Censorship, Endangered Species, and Terrorism. We’re talking reference articles, magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, primary source documents, government and organizational statistics, images and podcasts and more.

So go ahead…

critically examine that issue from all sides!

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New feature in ARTstor

ARTstor, a digital library with nearly 1,000,000 images, implemented a beta bulk download feature that will allow users to download groups of images directly into Powerpoint.  This feature enables you to bulk download up to 500 images per semester, facilitating the offline use of images for teaching and study.  You can access ARTstor through our library’s list of databases or click here.

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