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Disability Series

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

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Over 53 million—about one in five adults living in the United States—experience physical, cognitive, emotional, or sensory disabilities that impede their daily life. Since the passage of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), people with disabilities have made a lot of improvement in the quality of life, making use of the opportunities offered to them through various venues. Yet studies have been consistently revealing the fact that people living with disabilities experience disadvantages compared to the healthy populace, and that most of the health problems faced by them are surmountable.

Disability Rights, Benefits, and Support Services Sourcebook, First Edition, provides an overview of rights and laws enacted to protect and accommodate people with disabilities and those interested in learning more about disability, including federal laws that protect the right to vote, education programs and accommodations, Social Security benefits for individuals with a 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.

This book is divided into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.

Part 1: Understanding Disabilities defines disability as any condition of the mind or body that poses challenges in everyday life to people with such constraints. It illustrates the different types of disability and their impact on society. It also outlines the importance of including people who have limitations and lists the common barriers to participation experienced by people with disabilities.

Part 2: Disability Rights talks about the disability rights movement and the Americans with Disabilities Act that opened venues to people with disabilities. It explains disability rights law and talks about the rights that people with disabilities have in education, housing, employment, and voting, along with access to medical care and examination rooms.

Part 3: Disability Benefits focuses on benefits that are due to people with disabilities. It begins with a planner and offers guidance on benefits for adults and children. It discusses Social Security disability insurance, tax exemptions, coverage options, and compensation.

Part 4: Support Services for People with Disabilities provides information about the means by which people with disabilities can be financially independent, including benefits for housing and opportunities for employment. It discusses how assistive technology helps people with disabilities recover from injuries and move on with daily life.

Part 5: Additional Resources lists the government and private organizations that provide services for people with disabilities.

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