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DisabilityLand Paperback – March 1, 2008
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Beautifully decorated with artwork from NIAD (National Institute of Art and Disabilities), an innovative visual-arts center assisting adults with developmental and physical disabilities.
About the Author
Dr. Alan Brightman is the Senior Policy Director for Special Communities at Yahoo!, Inc., and was the Founder of Apple Computer's Worldwide Disability Solutions Group. The author of numerous books and the producer of an award-winning TV series and stage play, Brightman is widely recognized as an energetic and eloquent advocate for disabled children and adults.
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It's organized into three parts: Common Sense (as in, how different these stories would be if common sense had been present); Learnings (the things we learn about and from disability - and about ourselves, if we're paying attention); and Leaps (people finding ways to be smart about using what we're learning to change the game - or the world). Pages of stunning artwork created by students from the National Institute of Art and Disabilities (NIAD) enrich the prose, as do wonderful quotations scattered throughout.
Consider DisabilityLand a reality check, a message of hope, a blast of truth-telling in the midst of unspoken and damaging misconceptions about disability. A great read whether you're a person with a disability or currently among the "temporarily abled."