Because this author could not find a job search workbook that addresses the most common concerns and fears when job hunting with a disability, she wrote one. Easy to understand and use. Designed for individual or group usage. Helps job hunters define appropriate job goals, use protected rights under the American with Disabilities Act and understand reasonable accommodations. Sample career change resumes, cover letters and telephone and follow-up strategies. Used in Vocational Rehabilitation job placement programs, schools, veterans, worker's compensation vocational counseling programs.
Firewalk: Embracing Different Abilities presents a new perspective and action plan for anyone who lives with adversity. Author Kathy O'Connell draws from her own experiences of living with cerebral palsy and working with others as a counselor in this powerful-and empowering-book about living life to the fullest with a disability. Readers are offered an approach to moving through feelings of fear and victimization, which lead to embracing and appreciating their different abilities. As a result, people experience greater love, happiness, and fulfillment. Kathy uses the metaphor of a firewalk to represent the fear we feel when faced with difficulty, circumstances that could further hurt us, and the doubt within about our own ability to be successful. The author's epiphany during an actual firewalk served as a catalyst for developing this powerful and unique approach she now teaches to clients, audiences, and workshop participants. Firewalk: Embracing Different Abilities shows how to: View your difference as a valuable gift, teacher, and opportunity for growth Move beyond hardship and "why me" victimization Face fear, anger, and frustration head-on so you can access your authentic self Stop letting others' attitudes and perceptions define, limit, and hurt you Get in touch with your sexuality and power to attract Find your purpose and go after it with new abilities, strength, and focus Firewalk: Embracing Different Abilities offers invaluable tools for parents and teachers of children with disabilities, as well as new ideas for therapists and other healthcare workers who work with clients andpatients who have different abilities. When we learn to see our disability or difference as a gift, we can use it as a transformative tool. Instead of struggling against what is difficult, or trying to "manage" or "fix" our difference, we can embrace the very thing we resist-and allow it to strengthen us. Drawing from her own experiences of living with a disability and working with others as a therapist, Kathy offers readers an approach to moving through feelings of fear and victimization to a place where they can embrace and appreciate their different abilities, and experience greater love, happiness, and fulfillment as a result."
In Australia and in many other societies around the world, the political economic and cultural concerns of people with disabilities have been marginalized. As a result of this, people with disabilities are among the greatest socioeconomically downtrodden; consequently they are one of the most socially excluded peoples in society. Based on interviews with leading politicians and academics, extensive document based research, and engagement with key theoretical and policy debates, this book engages with key policy and social issues for people with disabilities. In addition to analysing current policy and social processes around disability, this book aims to contribute to more developed approaches to disability services. The author also provides important and new insights into these issues through personal narratives about his own experiences of living with a degenerative disability. This book will be of interest to researchers in social and political sciences, and also to people interested in learning more about the experiences and political struggles of people with disabilities in contemporary societies and their influences on policy processes.
One summer, best friends, Jack and George, decided to go to summer camp together. Little did they know that their parents would send them to a camp built on the idea of having an inclusive environment for all people. Their plans of spending time together take a turn when they are placed in separate groups. On their adventure, however, they encounter new friends with a wide range of different abilities. Through the eyes of the children in the camp with special needs such as spina bifida, Down syndrome, and autism, Jack and George get to see how our differences are not what define us. Rather, the boys learn a valuable lesson. They realize that it's important to know each other’s abilities and not focus on our disabilities. Jack and George learn through their new friends that our differences truly are what make each and every one of us beautifully unique.
This report focuses on issues relating to the development of individualized education programs for and placement of students who are classified as having mental retardation, learning disabilities, behavioral disabilities, or serious emotional disturbances. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights examined present-day barriers and inequities that deny students with these types of disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in educational programs. The report analyzes and evaluates the Office for Civil Right's (OCR) implementation, compliance, and enforcement efforts for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. It discusses other Federal disability laws, such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, to the extent that they relate to Section 504.
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This treatise is a detailed article-by-article examination of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Each article of the CRPD contains a methodical analysis of the preparatory works, followed by an exhaustive examination of the contents of each articlebased on case law and concluding observations from the CRPD Committee, judgments from national and international courts and tribunals, pertinent UN and other reports, the key literature on the article under review.The volume features commentary from a broad range of scholars across a variety of disciplines in order to provide a comprehensive study of the legal, psychological, education, sociological, and other aspects of the CPRD. This encyclopaedic commentary on the CRPD effectively covers all the issuesarising from international disability law and practice, and will be an ideal resource for all working in the field.
Provides a current listing of materials on individuals with disabilities, many written since 1982 and currently in print, both fiction and nonfiction, for children from preschool through adolescence. Cf. p. ix.
Librarians need to understand the needs and abilities of differently abled patrons, and anyone responsible for hiring librarians must understand the abilities of potential hires who are differently abled. This book serves as an educational resource for both groups. * Identifies the differently abled who are patrons and employees in libraries * Details the needs and abilities of a special clientele * Encourages the interest of management in hiring applicants who are differently abled
Emphasizing the value of a collaborative team approach, this best-selling practical reference offers simple and creative strategies for meaningfully including children with disabilities in general physical education programs. Educators will find in-depth case examples, detailed assessment guidelines, specific suggestions for environmental and activity modification, and a straightforward discussion of the issues and challenges surrounding inclusion. This text is essential reading for physical education teachers, adapted physical educators, special educators, teachers in training, and parents.
Max has had CAPD (Central Auditory Processing Disorder) since he was a young boy. He struggled with his disability when trying to learn, understand language and socialize with other kids. Will Max be able to overcome his disability and succeed in life? Read this book to learn about CAPD. Find out how Max lived with his CAPD disability and see how he was able to strengthen his abilities and maximize his potential. This story is based on the author's actual experience living with Central Auditory Processing Disorder. The author hopes his experience will inspire others to find their path to success despite CAPD. This book can also provide insight to teachers and parents of special needs and learning disabled children and also to any child who feels left out and different from other children.
Handicapped Canada Transportation by B. M. Guthrie