National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2015

October is the month for a lot of things: Breast Cancer Awareness, Domestic Violence Awareness, Cyber Security Awareness, Emotional Wellness, and Bat Appreciation, to name a few. But did you know that October is National Disability Employment Awareness month, too? This month, we’ve been asked by the Disability Resource Center at Clayton State to highlight resources related to people with disabilities.

When you visit the library, you’ll find selected books displayed on the short wall between the study tables. Here are a few of the featured titles for this month:

Unequal rightsUnequal rights : discrimination against people with mental disabilities and the Americans with Disabilities Act. “In Unequal Rights, Susan Stefan takes a close look at how the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) addresses – or fails to address – these two worlds of discrimination. She examines hundreds of ADA cases in a variety of areas, from private insurance and professional discipline to disability benefits and institutionalization. The common thread underlying discrimination is the failure to recognize that mental disabilities involve a continuing struggle that can – and often does – coexist with achievement and success. Rich in descriptions of court cases and disability law, Unequal Rights also features compelling personal testimony from people with mental disabilities on the impact of discrimination on their lives. This bold and challenging book is an ideal resource for lawyers, people with mental disabilities, therapists, and anyone who seeks to understand the full impact of disability law.”–BOOK JACKET.

Rights of inclusionRights of inclusion : law and identity in the life stories of Americans with disabilities. Rights of Inclusion provides an innovative, accessible perspective on how civil rights legislation affects the lives of ordinary Americans. Based on eye-opening and deeply moving interviews with intended beneficiaries of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), David M. Engel and Frank W. Munger argue for a radically new understanding of rights-one that focuses on their role in everyday lives rather than in formal legal claims. — INSIDE FLAP



The squire of Warm Springs : F.D.R. in Georgia, 1924-1945. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the nation’s 32nd and longest serving president, and he suffered from partial paralysis due to polio. This book tells the story of FDR’s second home, Warm Springs, GA where he sought respite, healing, and inspiration. He visited regularly until his death there in the Little White House in April 1945.


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