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Disabled

  • Roland Johnson’s Lost in a Desert World: An Autobiography, 1999
    The triumphant story of a man who rose above an intellectual disability and devastating abuse to become a prominent leader in the self-advocacy movement
  • Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist, by Judith Heumann and Kristen Joiner , 2020
    “A story of fighting to belong in a world that wasn’t built for all of us and of one woman’s activism…Being Heumann recounts Judy Heumann’s lifelong battle to achieve respect, acceptance, and inclusion in society.”
  • Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays on Disability, by Paul Longmore, 2009
    “Understanding disability as a major variety of human experience, he urges us to establish it as a category of social, political, and historical analysis in much the same way that race, gender, and class already have been. The essays here search for the often hidden pattern of systemic prejudice and probe into the institutionalized discrimination that affects the one in five Americans with disabilities.
  • About Us: Essays from the Disability Series of the New York Times Hardcover – September 3, 2019 , Peter Catapano (Editor), Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (Editor)
    The personal essays and reflections that have transformed the national conversation around disability. Boldly claiming a space in which people with disabilities can be seen and heard as they are―not as others perceive them― About Us captures the voices of a community that has for too long been stereotyped and misrepresented.
  • Fundamentals of Disability Inclusion: Unveiling Stereotypes, Unleashing Opportunities, Linda Fitzpatrick, 2017. A pioneering body of work on disability sensitivity for the 21stCentury, where technological, medical and legislative breakthroughs have changed the game for people with disabilities. Every individual and organization must get past the stereotypes and biases of the old days to become culturally competent with all people, of all abilities.