Disability Awareness Resources available at the Center for Disability Resources Library


To check out any of the materials listed, please contact:
Steven Wilson
Phone: 803-216-3206
Email: steve.wilson@uscmed.sc.edu
Web site: http://uscm.med.sc.edu/CDR


Awareness activities. Indianapolis, IN: Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, 1988. Call number: Disabilities-PROF WS 350.6 A964 1988

Beyond please and thank you: The disability awareness handbook for families, co-workers, and friends. Richard C. Senelick and Karla Dougherty. Birmingham, Ala.: HealthSouth Press, 2001. Call number: Disabilities-PROF HV 1568 S475b 2001.

Changing attitudes (video).Advocating Change Together (ACT), 2000. 20 min. video and manual. Call number: Disabilities-AV HV 1568 C456 2000
- Interact Theatre Company takes a light-hearted approach to age-old attitudes about disabilities. Short, humourous skits dealing with real-life stories gives the viewer the tools to recognize and challege everyday misperceptions about adults with disabilities.


Disability awareness activities. Indianapolis, Ind.: Governor's Planning Council for People with Disabilities, 1998. Call number: Disabilities-PR HV 1568 D611 1998.

Disabilities awareness month. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Governor's Planning Council for People with Disabilities, 1994. Call number: Disabilities-PROF HV 1568 D6113 1994.
-A collection of documents for use in the development of activities for "Disabilities Awareness Month".


Economics of disability: Research in human capital and development. David S. Salkever and Alan Sorkin, ed. Stamford, Conn.: JAI Press, 2000. Call number: Disabilities-PROF HD 4904.7 E19 2000
-This book ties empirical studies dealing with 3 major issues in a single volume: investigations of economic impacts on disabling health problems; the ADA in 1991; and growth in the cost of disability support programs.


Extraordinary friends. Fred Rogers. New York: Putnam, 2000. Call number: Disabilities-FAM HV 888 R725e 2000
- Focuses on people who are different, who might use equipment such as wheelchairs or special computers, who are more like you than you might think, and suggests ways to interact with them.

Friends who care (video): A disability awareness program for elementary students. Easter Seal Society. Chicago, Ill.: National Easter Seal Society, 1990. Call number: Disabilities-AV HV 1568 F911 1990.
- 1 video (45 min.). Interviews with handicapped children attempt to enhance awareness, generate positive attitudes, build new images, and bridge the gap between non-disabled students and disabled students like the ones interviewed.


Handbook of developmental disabilities. Samuel L. Odom, Robert H. Horner, Marthan E. Snell, and Jan Blacher, eds. The Guilford Press, 2007. Call number: Disabilities-PROF WS 350.6 H23648 2007

Limb loss education & awareness program (kit). LLEAP: An outreach program of the Amputee Coalition of America. Knoxville, TN: National Limb Loss Information Center, 2002. Call number: Disabilities-PROF HV 1568 L733 2002
- Kit contains one spiral bound notebook containing information, 4 photographs, poster, stickers, and bookmarks.

Nobody is burning wheelchairs (video). Easter Seals. Chicago, IL: National Easter Seal Society, 1992. Call number: Disabilities-AV HD 7256.U5 N753 1992.
- 1 videocassette (18 min.) Explains what the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is, explores attitudes toward people with disabilities, and shows that disabled persons can make contributions in a mainstreamed society.

1995 Disabilities awareness month activity suggestions. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Governor's Planning Council for People with Disabilities, 1995. Call number: Disabilities-PROF HV 1568 D6114 1995.

Reflections (video). American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Park Ridge, IL: The Association, 1986. Call number: Disabilities-AV WE 706 R332 1986.
- 1 video (10 min.). Interviews young persons whose lives have been irrevocably changed by head or spinal cord injuries as they talk about the circumstances of their injuries and current life experiences. Designed to increase young adult awareness of personal vulnerability to injury or accident.

The ten commandments of communicating with people with disabilities (video). Executive producer, Irene M. Ward. Columbus, Ohio : Irene M. Ward & Associates, c1994. (52 min.) Call Number: Disabilities-AV HV 1553 T289 1994.

Toward universal design (video). Peter Vogt. Washington, D.C.: Universal Design Initiative Assistive Technology Program, 1993. Call number: Disabilities-AV NA 2545 .P5 T737 1993.
- 1 video (16 min.). Designed to stimulate awareness and dialogue about how designers will meet the needs of a population diverse in age and ability. Challenges the designer to face the questions: Who are we designing for and how well?

Understanding learning disabilities (video): How difficult can this be?. The F.A.T. city workshop. Peter Rosen Productions, Inc. Publisher Alexandria, VA : PBS Video, c1989. (70 min.) Call Number: Disabilities-AV LC 4704 U55 1989.
- A group experiences life the way a learning disabled student does and learns methods of teaching and helping such students.

What's the difference?: Teaching positive attitudes toward people with disabilities. Ellen Barnes, Carol Berrigan, and Douglas Biklen. Syracuse, N.Y.: Human Policy Press, 1978. Call number: Disabilities-TRANSITION LC 4015 B261w 1978.
- This book is a good resource for teaching positive attitudes about disabilities and individuals that have disabilities. In addition, suggested activities and resources for teaching students about disabilities are included.

When Billy broke his head--and other tales of wonder (video). Independent Television Service. Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 1994. Call number: Disabilities-AV WL 354 W567 1994.
- 1 video (57 min.). A documentary about how the handicapped experience life in the United States. Personal interviews portray realities, hardships and coping mechanisms in the face of government bureaucracy and overwhelming odds.


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