Disability Series

Comprehensive Information about Disabilities and Related Subjects

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one in four adults in the United States has some type of disability and that this disability disproportionately impacts women (1 in 4), adults who are age 65 or older (2 in 5), and Non-Latin American Indians/Alaska Natives (2 in 5). Adult Americans with a disability are more likely to smoke and have obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, yet 1 in 3 faces significant healthcare access barriers and reports unmet healthcare needs. Despite the prevalence of disability, many Americans remain unaware of the basic facts about disability and the progress being made in the field.

At the request of librarians serving the one in four Americans who live with a disability and those seeking the information needed to understand, navigate, and manage a disability, the Disability Series was developed as a specially focused set of volumes within Omnigraphic’s Health Reference Series. Each volume deals comprehensively with a topic selected according to the needs and interests of these patrons. The volumes provide the authoritative health information that librarians rely on to arm consumers with the facts they need to take control of their well-being and address and inform themselves about health challenges that they or a family member or loved one are facing. Patrons seeking this information will find answers to their questions in the Disability Series.

    • Auditory Impairment and Assistive Hearing, 1st Edition

      Provides basic health information about auditory impairment, its problems and impacts, types of impairment and related disorders, with impairment caused by genetics and infections, guide for diagnosis, intervention, and treatment, and information about assistive hearing and disability rights for people with auditory impairment. Includes resources for additional help and information.

      • Publication Date: Nov 2020
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1824-8
      • List Price: $47.00
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    • Communication Disabilities Sourcebook, 1st Edition

      Provides an overview of the different types of communication disorders and their impact on personal, social, and economic well-being, recovery and rehabilitation techniques, and tips for caregivers. Includes facts about rights and benefits of people with communication disabilities and resources for additional help and information.

      • Publication Date: April 2020
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1790-6
      • List Price: $47.00
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    • Disability Rights, Benefits, and Support Services Sourcebook, 2nd Edition

      Basic consumer health information about various types of disabilities, disability inclusion, barriers faced by people with disabilities, the disability-rights movement, Americans with disabilities act, right to education, housing, employment, supplemental security income, marketplace application, voting rights, access to medical care, and transportation, including guidance on benefits for adults and children, social security disability insurance, tax exemptions, coverage options and compensation, financial independence, and facts about rehabilitative and assistive technology. Along with programs that provide support for youth with disabilities and a directory of organizations offering additional help and information.

      This item is scheduled to release on 03/31/2024 Not Yet Available – This title will be shipped upon publication

      • Publication Date: March 2024
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2108-8
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    • Family and Peer Relationships Information for Teens, 1st Ed.

      Information on social development and cultivating healthy relationships with family and peers during adolescence. Including facts about nurturing safe family bonds, fostering meaningful peer connections, school engagement, and the influence of technology on youth mental health.

      This item is scheduled to release on 02/29/2024 Not Yet Available – This title will be shipped upon publication

      • Publication Date: February 2024
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2104-0
      • List Price: 71.00
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    • Learning and Developmental Disabilities Sourcebook, 1st Edition

      Provides basic consumer health information about learning and developmental disabilities; their types, causes, diagnosis, and treatment; and information about caring for people with learning and developmental disabilities, along with school and career options available for them. Includes resources for additional help and information.

      • Publication Date: April 2021
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1891-0
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    • Mental Disability and Rehabilitation Sourcebook, 1st Edition

      Provides an overview of the most common types of mental disability, behavioral-health therapies, co-occurring disorders, medications commonly used to treat mental disability, treatment options, culturally competent care, accessibility, rehabilitation, and the ways in which the Affordable Care Act provides parity protections for behavioral-health services, along with tips on finding a therapist, supporting a friend or family member through diagnosis and treatment, and information about the neurodiversity movement, along with information on how to find government and local disability programs and resources.

      • Publication Date: Nov 2019
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1766-1
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    • Physical Disability and Rehabilitation Sourcebook, 1st Edition

      Provides an overview of the types of disability that limit an individual’s physical functioning, mobility, dexterity, and stamina, either as a structural or functional impairment. The characteristics of specific physical disability are outlined and examples of the ways in which physical disability affects individuals are explained, along with information on how to find government and local disability programs and resources.

      • Publication Date: Oct 2019
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1765-4
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    • Visual Impairment and Rehabilitation, 1st Edition

      Provides basic health information about visual impairment, its types and prevalence, conditions that lead to visual impairment, guidelines for people with visual impairment to lead a quality life, and facts about benefits and support services available for them. Includes resources for additional help and information.

      • Publication Date: July 2020
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1806-4
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Standard Features in the Disability Series

  • 5 ½ x 8 ½
  • 200-300 pages per volume
  • Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.
  • Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, university research centers, professional medical associations, and non-profit health organizations.
  • Comprehensive chapters feature generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation.
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and supplement explanations.
  • Helpful glossary provides definitions of technical terms.
  • Resource directories with contact information highlight organizations that can provide further information and support.