A book to make a positive difference

To read on AAIDD website:

Standing Together and Finding a Voice Apart: Advocating for Intellectual Disability Rights

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Non-Member Price  $24.00

  • Year: 2015
  • Author: Amanda J. Rich
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-9965068-0-9
  • TrimSize: 7″ x 9″
  • Pages: 164
  • MemberPrice: 21.25
  • ItemNum: 4150

This goal of this compelling book is to broaden our understanding of the process and construct of advocacy—particularly advocacy that changes policies and practices affecting the lives of people with disabilities and their families. Dr. Rich analyzes a series of interviews with a cross-section of intellectual disability (ID) advocates at the local, state, and national level. The reader will gain fresh insights into a variety of views and experiences of ID advocacy through the eloquent words of all those interviewed. In the words of one individual, “Do not forget the moral dimension of this work.”

Professionals and students in all areas of the field, including self-advocates, will find this book both thought-provoking and helpful in making a positive difference in the lives of the individuals and families they serve. In the words of another advocate interviewed, “Build strong relationships. See other people’s point of view. Spread your message evenly, know your audience, and listen.”

You may purchase the e-book version of Standing Together and Finding a Voice Apart: Advocating for Intellectual Disability Rights by clicking here.

 

USA – Important publication on Intellectual Disability from AAIDD

To read on AAIDD (American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) website:

Critical Issues in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Contemporary Research, Practice, and Policy

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Non-Member Price

$30.00
  • Year:  2016
  • Format:  Paperback
  • ISBN:  978-0-9965068-1-6
  • TrimSize:  7 x 9
  • Pages:  226
  • MemberPrice:  25.50
  • ItemNum:  4155

This timely and important publication provides a concise review of what we know about ten key areas in the field of IDD and what that knowledge means for future developments in public policy, research, and practice. Developed as a foundational review of the knowledge base in preparation for the 2015 National Goals conference, the book examines the following areas:

  • Aging, retirement, and end of life
  • Education
  • Employment and economic self-sufficiency
  • Health and wellness
  • Justice
  • Long-term supports and services
  • Self-determination and self-advocacy
  • Social inclusion
  • Supports for families
  • Workforce issues

This book will be particularly useful to practitioners, policy analysts, researchers, and students. Taken as a whole, this work concisely illustrates the gaps between the existing evidence and what must still be demonstrated, what practices we know to be effective and contemporary strategies for implementing those practices, and where we are and where we aspire to be in our nation’s public policy.

You may purchase the e-book version of Critical Issues in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Contemporary Research, Practice, and Policy
by clicking here.