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The Disability Experience

Working Toward Belonging

by Hannalora Leavitt, illustrated by Belle Wuthrich
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: special needs, physical impairments, civil & human rights

People with disabilities (PWDs) have the same aspirations for their lives as you do for yours. The difference is that PWDs don’t have the same access to education, employment, housing, transportation and healthcare in order to achieve their goals. In The Disability Experience you’ll meet people with different kinds of disabilities, and you'll b …

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Funny, You Don't Look Autistic

A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum

by Michael McCreary
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: performing arts, special needs, humor

Like many others on the autism spectrum, 20-something stand-up comic Michael McCreary has been told by more than a few well-meaning folks that he doesn’t “look” autistic. But, as he’s quick to point out in this memoir, autism “looks” different for just about everyone with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Diagnosed with ASD at age five, Mc …

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Out of Darkness Teachers' Guide

Dundurn Teachers' Guide

by Kate Kostandoff
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: music, special needs, history

The Teacher’s Guide to accompany Out of Darkness by Cindy Watson.
Short-listed for the 2011 Golden Oak Award
From the moment three-year-old Jeff Healey first laid a guitar across his lap in what was to become his signature style, it was clear he was no ordinary kid. Losing both eyes to retinoblastoma, a rare form of cancer, opened a door to ano …

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Out of Darkness

The Jeff Healey Story

by Cindy Watson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: music, special needs, history

Short-listed for the 2011 Golden Oak Award
From the moment three-year-old Jeff Healey first laid a guitar across his lap in what was to become his signature style, it was clear he was no ordinary kid. Losing both eyes to retinoblastoma, a rare form of cancer, opened a door to another world for Jeff, a newly adopted infant. Out of darkness he crea …

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