Kevin wants to play games and win or lose fair and square. His occupational therapist teaches him to play using a computer and a switch. At lasts he knows the joy of winning , fair and square! Ages 3 and up.
At his new school or on the soccer field, all everyone wants to know is why Tomasito is in a wheelchair. His father gives Tomasito a new pet to make him smile, but this bird is a little bit different. Can Tomasito’s featherless friend teach him that there’s more than one way to fly? Will… More Featherless / Desplumado
A fictional story based on the personal experiences and feelings of a group of young people with spinal cord injuries. Incredibly open and honest sharing of their memories, accomplishments and suggestions for living a full life.
Timothy is confused about the mixed messages he receives about interacting with other children who are “different” from him. In this story, Timothy and his father both learn a powerful lesson about friendship and respect. Frances and Her Shiny Chair teaches adults and children alike the importance of respecting each other’s differences. We are all… More Frances And Her Shiny Chair
A nice story of Franny, who uses a wheelchair and her coming to an awareness of the needs of others, instead of just her own. Ages 5 and up.
Each chapter has a specific focus, written by a different expert in the field. After an overview of OI, covers topics such as first aid, making treatment decisions, preparing for surgery, personal care, exercise, education, relationships.
Hackett is going to new school. He is very nervous, and is uncomfortable being treated differently. Hackett uses a wheelchair because of being paralyzed as a result of a car accident. He makes a friend, and realizes he has even more friends when the class demands that he go on the field trip. Ages 4 and… More Hackett Mcgee
Harry was born with no left hand. When he got to school, the kids asked him what was wrong with his arm. “Nothing,” said Harry. “That’s my prosthesis.” Harry’s hand didn’t keep him from being a good baseball player — or a good friend. Harry and Willy and Carrothead are three of the most real… More Harry And Willy And Carrothead
Written to help siblings of boys with Muscular Dystrophy explore how they feel about themselves, their brothers and their families. Provides specific answers to some questions they may be wondering about.
A beautifully illustrated, rhythmic story about a young girl’s life with special needs. Through her brave attitude, and silly humor, Moriah is an inspiration for us all. This is a book that families can enjoy together with a timeless message about love and acceptance, and just saying “hiya” when making a new friend with different abilities.… More Hiya Moriah
Everyone in the school, even the principal and custodian, have nicknames related to their individual interests and personalities. When Katie comes into the class, the students are eager to involve her in their activities. Katie has significant physical disabilities which make her dependent on a Personal Care Assistant for everything, even communicating. When Katie is… More How Katie Got a Voice (And a Cool New Nickname)
Five year old Penny Brown is slightly different from the other boys and girls in her kindergarten class. She must sit in a wheelchair and cannot jump rope or slide down the big slide like all of her classmates, which make her very sad. However, Penny finds support from her friends and family. Her friend… More I Sit In A Wheelchair… But I Will Be Okay!
This brightly illustrated book encourages children never to be afraid of a challenge. It’s all right to be a little scared about things that seem hard to do, but whatever the challenge, determination and practice can get them through. The child in this story must stay in a wheelchair. Sometimes, he feels bad because he… More It’s OK to Be Me: Just Like You, I Can Do Almost Anything
From a child’s point of view, life can often seem difficult, but this brightly illustrated book encourages children never to be afraid of a challenge. It’s all right to be a little scared about things that seem hard to do, but whatever the challenge, determination and practice can get them through. The child in this… More It’s Okay To Be Me! Just Like You, I Can Do Almost Anything!
Jason, who has Osteogenesis Imperfecta , goes to school for his first day. Jason’s story provides basic information about OI. The story places the emphasis on his abilities and ways he is similar to his new friends at school, rather than a focus on his disability.
This biography covers the one-handed baseball pitcher’s life from his birth in 1967 through his career highlights up until 1993. Macht is often as chatty as a fan magazine reporter as he discusses Abbott’s high-school social life; his favorite hamburger stand; and even what he puts on his french fries. He shows the sensitive yet… More Jim Abbott: Major League Pitcher
A very comprehensive guide to all aspects of life, diagnosis, mobility, feelings, and a comprehensive resource listing as well.
If you have a child with a physical disability, how can you plan your family’s life in a way that is inclusive for everyone? What can you do to create a family where every member pulls his or her own weight (in appropriate measure), meets challenges, and has moments in the spotlight along the way?… More Just One Of The Kids: Raising a Resilient Family When One of Your Children Has a Physical Disability
With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw’s Laughing at My Nightmare describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a “you-only-live-once” perspective on life. While he does talk about everyday issues… More Laughing at my Nightmare
Neurological issues make Lemon unable to walk, but with the support of a compassionate teacher and her students, Lemon is still able to become one happy duck! In the story, Ms. Lake and her class conduct an egg-hatching project in school and on the big day, welcome four little ducklings into the world. The students… More Lemon The Duck