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Disability Through the Life Course

Disability Through the Life Course

November 2011 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This volume in the SAGE Reference Series on Disability explores issues involving disability through the life course, and is one of eight volumes in the cross-disciplinary and issues-based series which examines topics central to the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. With a balance of history, theory, research and application, specialists set out the findings and implications of research and practice for others whose current or future work involves the care and/or study of those with disabilities, as well as for the disabled themselves. The concise and engaging presentational styleemphasizes accessibility. Taken individually, each volume sets out the fundamentals of the topic it addresses, accompanied by compiled data and statistics, recommended further readings, a guide to organizations and associations, and other annotated resources, thus providing the ideal introductory platform and gateway for further study. Taken together, the series represents both a survey of major disability issues and a guide to new directions, and trends and contemporary resources in the field as a whole.

"Like the rest of the 'Disability: Key Issues and Future Directions' series, 'Disability Through The Life Course' is especially recommended for undergraduate and vocational reference shelves in the libraries of colleges that seek to train students for careers in the field."

James A Cox
Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review
Midwest Book Review

"This book offers a balance of history, theory research, and application for specialists interested in findings and implications of research and practice for others whose current or future work involves the care of and/or study of those with disabilities, as well as for people with disabilities.... Disability Through the Life Course is an excellent resource for university professors and students of any of the many human services disciplines, including adapted physical activity professionals, and a valuable addition to a university library collection."

Lucy Wong Hernandez, MS
Mississippi State University
Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly

"This particular volume focuses on disability across the life span, addressing the needs and concerns of people at various stages of life, from prenatal development to old age. Heller and Harris, the main authors, address cultural environmental, political, and socioeconomic aspects of life development. This volume will be a valuable resource for those beginning their research or simply exploring the many facets of this important social issue. Summing Up: Recommended."

C.L. Hebbethwaite
SUNY Oswego

Tamar Heller

Tamar Heller, Ph.D., is Professor and Head of the Department of Disability & Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also directs the Rehabilitation Research & Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, the Advanced Training for Disability & Rehabilitation Scholars program, and projects on support interventions for individuals with disabilities and their families. She also directs the University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities for the State of Illinois. Dr. Heller has written over 125 publications and presented over 200 papers at major conferences on disability policies... More About Author

Sarah K. Parker Harris

Sarah Parker, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Originally from Australia, where she received her Ph.D. at the University of Sydney, she has a background in sociology and social policy, and her dissertation was a comparative analysis of Australia and the U.S. on international and domestic human rights, policies, and legislation for people with disabilities. Her research interests include comparative policy analysis, international and domestic disability policies and legislation, international human rights, citizenship and social justice, and... More About Author

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