The Story of Intellectual Disability

The Story of Intellectual Disability
Author : Michael L. Wehmeyer
Publisher : Brookes Pub
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2013
ISBN 10 : 1557669872
ISBN 13 : 9781557669872
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accessible, engaging, and edited by one of the country's most celebrated disability experts, this fascinating volume skillfully captures the big picture of intellectual disabilities from prehistoric times to present. Readers will discover how different societies have responded to disability throughout history, how life has changed for individuals and families over the centuries, and how key historical figures and events sparked social change and shaped our modern understanding of disability. Enhanced with remarkable images and illustrations, including exclusive photos from Dr. Wehmeyer's private collection of cultural artifacts, this informal history is a must-read for anyone devoted to improving the lives of people with disabilities.