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  • Make Them Go Away | advocado press
    percent African American descent or a woman having to sue her employer to get a women s restroom in the workplace Outrageous as those scenarios seem their like is commonplace in the lives of the disabled Johnson says because of widespread misinterpretation and misapplication of the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA She points out numerous flaws in the law beginning with its title she prefers that of the British analog the Disability Discrimination Act and including the fact that it is enforceable only via lawsuit putting rights seekers in an adversarial position and that it contains an escape clause permitting noncompliance if accessibility causes a business undue hardship The disabled person s difficulties aren t however confined to the law and the roots of conflict over disability rights reach deep into personal prejudices and national values Bit by bit Johnson deconstructs arguments against disability rights from the likes of Clint Eastwood as well as more ordinary folk and she constructs powerful reasons why we all benefit from inclusion Booklist Everyone cares for disabled people right What they don t care for are genuine civil rights for disabled people MARY JOHNSON tells the tortuous enraging story of how Congress enacted a law that instead of protecting against discrimination has turned the disabled into a political punching bag William Greider national affairs correspondent The Nation You really need to read this book If it makes you grit your teeth read it anyway It will help you explain to others why we need to change our way of thinking about disability rights in general and the Americans With Disabilities Act in particular David P Rundle The Wichita Eagle Make Them Go Away reveals the animus against disability underlying all those sweetly written op ed pieces and challenges us to oppose the mindset that

    Original URL path: http://www.advocadopress.org/?p=2718 (2015-03-27)
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  • To Ride the Public’s Buses | advocado press
    building a movement Mike Auberger ADAPT 1983 For the first time in book form The bus battles across the nation The national ADAPT actions The protest in the streets The legal fight The victory As told in the pages of The Disability Rag 1983 1990 200 pp Paperback 17 95 ISBN 0 9627064 9 3 Copyright 2001 Buy online Print edition Kindle ePub Date November 9 2013 Post navigation Getting

    Original URL path: http://www.advocadopress.org/?p=2714 (2015-03-27)
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  • Getting Life | advocado press
    abuse that changes Emily s life She is so badly neglected by a member of the nursing home staff that she finds herself in a hospital and that turns out to be the best thing that could have happened for her An empathetic doctor sees that there is more to Emily than meets the eye and begins a course of liberating Emily from the nursing home This doesn t happen overnight Just like in real life Emily has lots of time on her hands in the nursing home which has been home for many years She s not that eager to just up and leave And how can she she wonders since she doesn t speak she can t walk no one outside of the nursing home will take care of her and on and on Emily shares her struggles her pains her triumphs with us on the path to freedom with which the book concludes This is a triumphant story but more importantly it s a fascinating one which takes us into the minds of several nursing home residents touches on the lives of several staff members of an independent living center and includes an ADAPT like group for emphasis As I read my only regret was that not every town has an independent living center like the one in the book patient knowledgeable resourceful and persistent The highest praise I can give the book is this Reading it was the last thing I did last night and finishing it was the first thing I did upon waking up in the morning I couldn t wait to see how Emily began her life GETTING LIFE has joined Jean Stewart s THE BODY S MEMORY and Anne Finger s THE BONE TRUTH as the best novels I have read about

    Original URL path: http://www.advocadopress.org/?p=2708 (2015-03-27)
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  • The Ragged Edge | advocado press
    238 pp Paperback ASCII Diskette 18 95 ISBN 0962706450 Copyright 1994 Paperback order online Kindle ePub Print out our order form TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction page ix PREFACE Why We Do What We Do page xiii Cass Irvin COMING TOGETHER Aphasia page 1 Seeking the Disabled Community page 4 Edward L Hooper Like Squabbling Cubs page 7 Mary Jane Owen Malcolm Teaches Us Too page 11 Marta Russell Disability Culture Rap page 15 Cheryl Marie Wade IMAGE AND IMAGES Survivor page 19 S L Rosen Thoughts on Thinking Differently page 22 Tanis Doe Boutonnieres page 25 John R Woodward Toward a Theory of Radical Disability Photography page 28 Anne Finger Giving It Back page 34 Cris Matthews Questioning Continuum page 42 Carol J Gill THIS IS OPPRESSION The First Taste page 50 Cass Irvin The Room of Pain and Loneliness page 53 Edward L Hooper Disconfirmation page 57 Billy Golfus Cowboy Justice in Tiburon page 64 Arthur Jacobs Hate page 67 Barbara Faye Waxman PRIVATE MATTERS Public Stripping page 73 Lisa Blumberg New Insights page 78 Edward L Hooper It s Time to Politicize Our Sexual Oppression page 82 Barbara Faye Waxman It Ain t Exactly Sexy page 88 Cheryl Marie Wade POEMS Excavation page 91 Kenny Fries Lunch Break page 96 Laura Hershey Reconciliation page 98 Cheryl Marie Wade Reading Braille page 100 Mary McGinnis White Caps page 102 Margaret Robison Thanksgiving Day Feast page 103 Susan McBride Travelling page 104 Katherine Simpson Like Walking on the Moon page 108 Nancy Scott Now and Then Again page 109 Susan Hansell Trajectories page 112 Brian Hartshorn Becoming Beautiful page 114 Nancy Bigelow Clark THE PITY PLOY And the Greatest of These Is Charity page 115 Anne Finger A Test of Wills Jerry Lewis Jerry s Orphans and the Telethon page

    Original URL path: http://www.advocadopress.org/?p=2789 (2015-03-27)
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  • Making News | advocado press
    anti disability spin in the media Fight back make your own news Get on the front pages lead the newscasts influence public debate This how to book gives examples tips 165 pp Paperback Kindle ePub 10 95 ISBN 0962706434 Copyright 1993 Paperback buy online Kindle ePub Date November 9 2013 Post navigation Desert Walking Poems by Kenny Fries The Ragged Edge Search for Current titles Representing Disability in an Ableist

    Original URL path: http://www.advocadopress.org/?p=2787 (2015-03-27)
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  • Desert Walking: Poems by Kenny Fries | advocado press
    human intimacy with both delicacy and brashness Their mix of candor and tenderness is memorable and moving says Chase Twichell author of The Snow Watcher Kenny Fries is the author of The History of My Shoes and the Evolution of Darwin s Theory which received the Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights and Body Remember A Memoir He is the

    Original URL path: http://www.advocadopress.org/?p=2790 (2015-03-27)
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