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-Latinx 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.

An accessible Disability Resource Center portal will serve as a companion product for this series.

    • Disability Rights, Benefits, and Support Services Sourcebook, 1st Edition

      Provides an overview of rights and laws enacted to protect and accommodate people with disabilities and those interested in learning more about disability and the processes required to apply for these benefits, disability compensation benefits for veterans, information on how to find government and local disability programs and services, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: Oct 2019
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1764-7
      • Available as E-Book: No
      • Web Price: $39.00

    • 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
      • Available as E-Book: No
      • Web Price: $39.00

    • 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
      • Available as E-Book: No
      • Web Price: $39.00

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.
  • Professionally prepared master index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts.
  • List Price $45 per volume
  • School and Library Price $39 per volume