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Breath & Shadows
A monthly journal of disability culture and literature written
entirely by people with disabilities. Readers will find poetry,
fiction, essays, interviews, drama, and other writing that examines
the human experience of living with disability.New Mobility
Excellent and engaging features on adaptive living, current
events, culture, adaptive equipment, resources, etc. Available
through Miramar Communications, Inc. Phone (310) 317-4522; Toll-free
(800) 543-4116; Fax (310) 317-9644.
The international webzine of news and views, contains reports
of progress in technology, accessibility, employment and others
areas affecting people with disabilities in 25 countries. The
magazine, published in English and Spanish, is available only
on the web.
DRM (Disability Resources Monthly)
Each month DRM compiles a large list of resources on featured
topics, such as learning disorders, popular culture, or financial
aid vehicles. It has an easy-to-read format. Phone/Fax (516)
Sports 'n Spokes
Dedicated to the active wheelerProbably the best account
of current sports available, including coverage of the Paralympics,
advice about sports equipment and disability sports organizations.
Published by the Paralyzed Veterans Association. PN reports
on current events, sports, recreation and hobbies.
The magazine of the able-disabled, featuring current news,
events, resource guides, product reviews and recreational
The health, fitness and recreation magazine for people with
disabilities Phone (905) 309-1639; Fax (905) 309-1640; e-mail:
Ragged Edge Magazine
Examines specific issues that impact freedom and independence,
such as rights and access, the right to die (or live), the
medicalization of independent living, and the disability culture
in general. News, essays, fiction, art and poetry. Now offering
a low, online rate:
A more radical, vigilant voice speaking out on disability
issues, such as medical homicide. Mouth is not online.
publishes a wide variety of articles relating to persons with
limb loss. Articles range from multi-cultural issues to technical
information about prosthetics, diabetes, children's issues,
and insurance coverage.
The best way to order InMotion Magazine (free to amputees)
is by calling toll-free 1(888) 267-5669. You may also ask
questions and seek peer support through an information specialist
at the National Limb Loss Information Center: http://www.amputee-coalition.org/forms/nllicask/index.html.
(also see http://www.infinitec.org/totalresource/general/parents.htm)
Exceptional Parent Magazine
EP's on-line resource. Continuing 33 award-winning years of
providing information, support, ideas, encouragement &
outreach for parents and families of children with disabilities,
and the professionals who work with them
From Challenge Publications, a forum of sports, physical education
and recreation for children and adults with physical disabilities
Long Time No See
By Beth Finke
Available at all bookstores
Finke's life story and her commanding knowledge of her situation
give readers a clear understanding of diabetes, blindness,
and the issues faced by parents of children with significant
disabilities. Because she has taken care to include accurate
medical information as well as personal memoir, Long time
No See serves as an excellent resource for others in similar
situations and for professionals who deal with disabled adults
or children. Finke's life story and her commanding knowledge
of her situation give readers a clear understanding of diabetes,
blindness, and the issues faced by parents of children with
significant disabilities. Because she has taken care to include
accurate medical information as well as personal memoir, Long
time No See serves as an excellent resource for others in
similar situations and for professionals who deal with disabled
adults or children.
Love and Survival: The Scientific
Basis for the Healing Power of Intimacy, written by health
care professional, Dean Ornish, M.D., examines the roles that
love, relationships, and a sense of community play in keeping
a person well and aiding in their recovery from serious illness
and surgery. Ornish's insights, backed by scientific research
and anecdotal evidence, are thought provoking and innovative.
The 304-page soft cover costs $14 + p/h and can be ordered
from Harper Collins, 1000 Keystone Industrial Park, Scranton,
PA 18512; tel. (800) 331-3761; fax (800) 822-4090; www.harpercollins.com.
The Special Needs Project offers a vast selection of
books on disability topics from autism to fibromyalgia to
learning disabilities. Call to request a list. Order a new
edition of I Wish. . .Dreams and Realities of Parenting
a Special Needs Child, by Kate Divine McAnaney. Contact
the Special Needs Project at 3463 State St., #282, Santa Barbara,
CA93105; (800) 333-6867; fax (805) 962-5087; email email@example.com;
or visit http://www.specialneeds.com.
Staring Back: the disability experience from the inside
out, (1997) is a collection of fiction, non-fiction, theater
and poetry produced by writers with disabilities. The anthology
is edited by college professor and writer, Kenny Fries. Reputed
to be an excellent collection, Staring Back is sold
through Penguin Putnam Publishers for $15.95 + p/h. (414 pp).
Write to Order Dept., Penguin Piutnam Pub., P O Box 12289,
Newark, NJ 07101; (800) 788-6262; fax (201) 933-2316; http://www.penguin.com.
United Cerebral Palsy's Basic Bookshelf offers many
interesting titles for living and learning. Explore In a Struggling
Voice, a book of poetry about the challenges, struggles and
strengths of a writer living with cerebral palsy. The New
Language of Toys discusses how to choose
and effectively use toys that develop childrem's language
skills. Various titles deal with friends and family members
with disabilities, while others examine employment, taxes,
sexuality, etc. To order the free booklet, Basic Bookshelf,
or fax to: (301) 695-1875; or mail to Basic Bookshelf, UCP
Materials Center, 5736 Industry Lane, Frederick, MD 21701-7228.