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Mental Notes - From the Brink of Reality By Rick Rantamaki
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When the government refused to recognize “reality” as a handicap, humor columnist Rick Rantamaki set out to “properly document” his claim – in one of America’s... More > major newspapers. Discover, as Atlanta has, the hilariously debilitating effect reality can have on the ingrained perceptions of an American son raised on a steady diet of public schools and Saturday morning cartoons. At last, an uncut, unaltered collection of Rick's columns (including those deemed to 'edgy' for public consumption) reveals why sanity never had a chance. (Helmet not included)   "A mindblowing ride on the short bus."– CHICAGO SUN-TIMES "Completly unrelated to particulate filtration!"– US NEWS & WORLD REPORT "Deplorable, simply deplorable. Send more."– BOSTON HERALD "... cease and desist!"– ATLANTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE < Less
Mental Notes - From the Brink of Reality By Rick Rantamaki
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When the government refused to recognize “reality” as a handicap, humor columnist Rick Rantamaki set out to “properly document” his claim – in one of America’s... More > major newspapers. Discover, as Atlanta has, the hilariously debilitating effect reality can have on the ingrained perceptions of an American son raised on a steady diet of public schools and Saturday morning cartoons. At last, an uncut, unaltered collection of Rick's columns (including those deemed to 'edgy' for public consumption) reveals why sanity never had a chance. (Helmet not included)   "A mindblowing ride on the short bus."– CHICAGO SUN-TIMES "Completly unrelated to particulate filtration!"– US NEWS & WORLD REPORT "Deplorable, simply deplorable. Send more."– BOSTON HERALD "... cease and desist!"– ATLANTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE < Less
Memoirs from Special Education By Benjamin Archambault
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After a deadly crash, high-school student Sam Appleton awakens to find everyone treating him as if he has a mental handicap. Even though he didn‘t really have brain damage, he follows along and... More > quickly finds himself in a frightening and appalling place: the world of a mentally handicapped individual. Sam makes friends -- some from his special education class and others from the general population. But his work to unite his classmates is met with significant resistance from students and some parents. Benjamin Archambault writes beautiful characters and keeps things relevant and entertaining with this important work about social justice. This book has been used in college classrooms and read in private collections. It is appropriate for high school aged children through adult.< Less
Introducing Stephen By Mark Zimmerman
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This book contains a series of vignettes about life with my brother Stephen, who has Down syndrome.
Yankeeboy paperback By Russell Elkins
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Ollie had everything planned out for his life, but a wrench was thrown into everything when his fiance called it off. Shortly after, he has an unusual chance from an unusual source that can help him... More > put everything back into the order he's hoping for.< Less
The Width of a Piece of Paper By Matthew Ratzlaff
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When Michael Swanson started working as a care aide at a home for clients with severe mental disabilities, he was just looking for a steady job with a decent salary. He knew the work would be... More > challenging, but he had no idea how much the clients would transform his understanding of mental illness and personal identity. Written in the form of a face-to-face interview, "The Width of a Piece of Paper" is the true story of a young man’s courageous nine-year struggle at the interface between mental illness and mental health.< Less
The Width of a Piece of Paper By Matthew Ratzlaff
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When Michael Swanson started working as a care aide at a home for clients with severe mental disabilities, he was just looking for a steady job with a decent salary. He knew the work would be... More > challenging, but he had no idea how much the clients would transform his understanding of mental illness and personal identity. Written in the form of a face-to-face interview, "The Width of a Piece of Paper" is the true story of a young man’s courageous nine-year struggle at the interface between mental illness and mental health.< Less
frank series part 1 By Gary Oreilly
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first part of a comedy series based on a trip to the beach as the mentally handicapped are kidnapped and frank has to save them
mothers and kids By Ulrich H. Eigner
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social documentary portraits of mothers with their handicapped children in a day-care center in New Dehli, India
Names By Chris Lucas
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Names - a story of hospitals, bad treatment, dodgy sex and cheap beer, the story of 2 teenagers arriving at a hospital for men and boys with learning disabilities, then called mental handicap or... More > mental subnormality, in 1975. James has a learning disability and the hospital is seen from his perspective and from that of the staff as he is processed through the hospital machine, experiencing its' pecking orders and hierarchies. Craig is an 18 year old who is leaving home for the first time, to train as a Student Nurse at the hospital. Despite both being teenagers arriving at the same place, the differences are clear. Craig has chosen to be here, James did not. Craig's life revolves around the staff social club, drinking beer and having his first, cringe-worthy sexual encounters. The story of these two teenagers, whose paths collide, highlights some of the issues of institutional care experienced by people with disabilities, James becoming the victim of sexual and physical abuse, from staff and patients.< Less