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At seventeen Lori Schiller was the perfect child -- the only daughter of an affluent, close-knit family. Six years later she made her first suicide attempt, then wandered the streets of New York City dressed in ragged clothes, tormenting voices crying out in her…

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From the author of The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life , Stigma is analyzes a person’s feelings about himself and his relationship to people whom society calls “normal.” Stigma is an illuminating excursion into the situation of persons who…

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In this comprehensive and engrossing study, three distinguished scholars of Deaf culture—one hearing, one deaf, and one coda (child of deaf adults)—offer clear, penetrating insights into the existence and makeup of the deaf world, the community whose…

Wounded Healer

by John H. Gagnon

|January 31, 1994

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This autobiographical account focuses on a ten year span of the author's life, during which he experienced a painful series of traumatic events. Gagnon, a psychotherapist, suffered numerous tragedies including loss of a limb, cancer, death of a loved one, and…

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Pretending to be Normal tells the story of a woman who, after years of self-doubt and self-denial, learned to embrace her Asperger's syndrome traits with thanksgiving and joy. Chronicling her life from her earliest memories through her life as a university…

Our Guys

by Bernard Lefkowitz

|April 28, 1998

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In March 1989 a group of teenage boys lured a retarded girl into a basement in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, and gang-raped her. Glen Ridge was the kind of peaceful, affluent suburb many Americans dream about. The rapists were its most popular high school athletes. And…

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Leo Jacobs has written a unique and personal account of what it is like to be deaf in a hearing world. He speaks out on such issues as mainstreaming and its effect on deaf children and the Deaf community, total communication versus oralism, employment…

Speak To Me!

by Marcia Forecki

|January 1, 1990

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This compelling true-life story deals with a single parent making the discovery that her 1-year-old son is deaf.

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This book's most important goal is to explore styles of teaching and learning that can promote resiliency among women from disadvantaged backgrounds. These findings can be useful in affecting policy decisions as professionals begin the process of restructuring…

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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"An excellent overview of the problems and needs of the disabled. . . . The volume itself is a clear, concise well-written gathering of otherwise scattered information that should be valuable for years to come. Highly recommended for all libraries." Choice

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This bibliography provides information on the role of biological, psychological, and environmental explanations of deviant behavior in the development of crime and violence and in the control, treatment, and rehabilitation of offenders. It contains more than…