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Disabilities sourcebook : basic consumer health information about physical and psychiatric disabilities ...
Matthews, Dawn D.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Detroit : Omnigraphics, [2000]

Physical Description:
xii, 616 pages ; 24 cm.
pt. 1. People with disabilities -- pt. 2. Major causes of disabilities : Targeting arthritis-- the nation's leading cause of disability -- Coping with arthritis in its many forms -- What do do when your back is in pain -- Managing life with chronic pain -- Paraplegia and quadriplegia -- Multiple sclerosis -- Cerebral palsy -- Aging and cerebral palsy -- Diabetes -- Amputation -- Visual impairments -- Deafness and hearing impairment -- Deaf-blindness -- pt. 3. Assistive and adaptive aids -- pt. 4. Employment and workplace issues -- pt. 5. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other legal and financial issues -- pt. 6. Additional help and information.
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Basic Consumer Health Information about Physical and Psychiatric Disabilities, Including Descriptions of Major Causes of Disability, Assistive and Adaptive Aids, Workplace Issues, and Accessibility Concerns Along with Information about the Americans with Disabilities Act, a Glossary, and Resources for Additional Help and Information.

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Booklist Review

This volume in the Health Reference Series compiles information on assistive and adaptive aids, employment and workplace issues, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and more.

Choice Review

A practical and useful resource on all aspects of disabilities, this is part of Omnigraphics's "Health Reference Series" refereed by a board of academic, medical, and public librarians. It comprehensively covers basic consumer health information about physical and psychiatric disabilities, including descriptions of major causes of disability, assistive and adaptive aids, employment and workplace issues, and accessibility. It incorporates a glossary, an index, a section devoted to the Americans with Disabilities Act, and a resources section for additional help and information. The latter section contains items such as how to apply for a Seeing Eye dog, accessible housing, and financial assistance for the visually impaired. This source supplies in-depth descriptions of major disabilities, including arthritis, blindness, deafness, quadriplegia, paraplegia, and chronic pain. Some disabilities covered briefly are addressed more fully in other volumes of the series: learning disabilities and disabilities from chronic illness, injury, and aging. An excellent source book in easy-to-read format covering many current topics; highly recommended for all libraries. M. E. Leverence; Governors State University

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Part I People with Disabilities
Chapter 1 Who Is Severely Handicapped?--The Need for a Workable Definitionp. 3
Chapter 2 Chartbook on Disability in the United Statesp. 11
Chapter 3 Families with Disabilities in the United Statesp. 35
Chapter 4 A Family Systems Approach to Disabilityp. 63
Chapter 5 Learning Disabilitiesp. 71
Chapter 6 Independent Living Researchp. 101
Chapter 7 Staying Fully Alivep. 111
Chapter 8 Aging with a Major Physical Disabilityp. 123
Part II Major Causes of Disabilities
Chapter 9 Targeting Arthritis--The Nation's Leading Cause of Disabilityp. 135
Chapter 10 Coping with Arthritis in Its Many Formsp. 141
Chapter 11 What to do When Your Back Is in Painp. 151
Chapter 12 Managing Life with Chronic Painp. 157
Chapter 13 Paraplegia and Quadriplegiap. 161
Chapter 14 Multiple Sclerosisp. 163
Chapter 15 Cerebral Palsyp. 173
Chapter 16 Aging and Cerebral Palsyp. 177
Chapter 17 Diabetesp. 181
Chapter 18 Amputationp. 183
Chapter 19 Visual Impairmentsp. 185
Chapter 20 Deafness and Hearing Impairmentp. 187
Chapter 21 Deaf-Blindnessp. 191
Part III Assistive and Adaptive Aids
Chapter 22 Assistive Technology Servicesp. 203
Chapter 23 Informed Consumer Guide to Accessible Housingp. 215
Chapter 24 Informed Consumer Guide to Wheelchair Selectionp. 249
Chapter 25 Informed Consumer Guide to Office Equipment for People with Visual Disabilitiesp. 259
Chapter 26 Augmentative and Alternative Communicationp. 281
Chapter 27 Assistive Listening Devices in Education and Vocational Rehabilitationp. 289
Chapter 28 Telephone Services for Disabled Peoplep. 301
Chapter 29 Cell Phones, TTYs, and Youp. 313
Chapter 30 Physically Disabled Driversp. 317
Chapter 31 Sports for Disabled Individualsp. 327
Chapter 32 Service Animals Offer Help and Friendshipp. 335
Chapter 33 Commonly Asked Questions about Taking Service Animals in Places of Businessp. 339
Part IV Employment and Workplace Issues
Chapter 34 Social Security--Working While Disabled How We Can Help?p. 345
Chapter 35 Chartbook on Work and Disabilitiesp. 361
Chapter 36 Special Issues in Disability Managementp. 387
Chapter 37 Overview of Accommodation Solutionsp. 397
Chapter 38 How to Protect Yourself against Employment Discriminationp. 417
Chapter 39 Job Protections for Parents of Children with Disabilitiesp. 423
Chapter 40 Private Mattersp. 427
Chapter 41 Workplace Rulings Regarding Addictionp. 435
Chapter 42 When Cancer Comes to Workp. 439
Part V The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Other Legal and Financial Issues
Chapter 43 Questions and Answers about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)p. 445
Chapter 44 ADA Protection for Patients with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)p. 471
Chapter 45 Extending the ADA to Workers Afflicted with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)p. 475
Chapter 46 Should Mental Illness Fall Under the ADA?p. 479
Chapter 47 ADA--Who Isn't Coveredp. 485
Chapter 48 The Future of Disability Policyp. 493
Chapter 49 Federal Requirements for Accessibilityp. 509
Chapter 50 Making Special Needs Estate Planning a "Snap"p. 515
Part VI Additional Help and Information
Chapter 51 Glossary of Disability Termsp. 521
Chapter 52 Organizations Serving People with Disabilitiesp. 531
Chapter 53 Technical Assistance Programp. 535
Chapter 54 ADA Information Servicesp. 543
Chapter 55 How to Apply for a Seeing Eye Dogp. 549
Chapter 56 Financial Assistance for People Who are Blind or Visually Impairedp. 551
Chapter 57 Resources for the Blind and Visually Impairedp. 557
Chapter 58 Resources for Accessible Housingp. 565
Indexp. 573