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Physical Disabilities: The Ultimate Teen Guide (It Happened to Me) [Hardcover]

Denise Thornton
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26 Mar 2007 It Happened to Me (Book 17)
It is difficult enough for teens growing up today to deal with the regular issues arising from family, school, and relationships, regardless of whether they have physical disabilities or not. Add to those problems the extra obstacles that visual, hearing, and physical impairments present some teens, and the road to adulthood just got exponentially more complex. Physical Disabilities: The Ultimate Teen Guide provides a roadmap through these additional tribulations teens with disabilities face by showing the methods, mechanisms, and resources other teens are using to cope with their disabilities. Discussing everything from going away to college to living independently to traveling internationally, this book is filled with stories from active teens who have vision, hearing, and other physical disabilities. Interviews with teens who are meeting the challenges of living with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Osteosarcoma, amputations, visual impairment, Rellex Sympathetic Dystrophy, paralysis, hearing impairment, and deafness are included along with more than 40 photos of these teens participating in various activities. Author Denise Thornton has organized the book into eight categories: School, Tools and Technology, Transportation and Access, Sports, the Arts, Relationships, Independence, and Advocacy. Each chapter combines the experiences of teens and young adults in all these spheres with up-to-date information on the resources that readers can call on as they follow their own dreams. Teens, parents, teachers, and medical professionals will find this to be a valuable resource.

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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press (26 Mar 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810853000
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810853003
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 18.1 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,836,444 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A helpful-and hopeful-look at teenagers with disabilities...Well-organized and helpful, this is a fine addition... School Library Journal, October 2007 ...a fascinating exploration of the tools and technologies related to disabilities...the information presented here is solid, interesting, and will likely satisfy curious readers. VOYA, October 2007

About the Author

Denise Thornton writes and edits the quarterly newsletter for the Northern Suburban Special Education District, a cooperative of 30 school districts on Chicago's North Shore that pool resources to meet the needs of their students who have physical challenges. She has been a staff writer for the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison and the South Bend Tribune in Indiana. She also recently served as a freelance reporter with regular beats and a weekly column for the Lake County Bureau of The Chicago Tribune.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and informative 16 Feb 2008
Format:Hardcover
Finally a book on physical disabilities in general for teens! It's packed full of advice especially aimed at young people. I would recomend this book to any teen with a disability. It's modern which is really important, as so many are really oldfashioned, well laid out under headings making it easier to read, and it covers a wide range of disabilities. - a must for every teen with a disability.
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