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    Maltreatment of People With Intellectual and Developm...

    epubThis is an e-book version of Maltreatment of People With Intellectual and Developmental DisabilitiesClick here for information about this book. See our E Reader Tips for successful downloading.
    Year : 2016
    Author : John R. Lutzker, Kate Guastaferro, and Megan L. Benka-Coker, Editors


    • Negotiating the Social Borderlands: Portraits of Youn...

      Negotiating the Social Borderlands: Portraits of Young People with Disabilities and Their Struggles for Positive Relationships provides readers with narratives of the lives of three young people with significant disabilities.
      The author uses portraiture to narrate the stories of three young people and to capture the myriad dimensions of each unique individual. These portraits expose a balance between empirical description and aesthetic expression and provide a singular view into the nuances and complexities of each young person’s life, while depicting their unique social contexts and how they fit within those milieux.
      Never losing sight of the dimensions of the selves of these notable young people and the contexts in which they exist, the author presents the qualitative techniques of inquiry she used to examine the complexities involved in the co-constructions of meaning among the young people and their communication partners. Without wavering, she explores their deep relationships and the contexts where positive reciprocal relationships developed between young people with disabilities and nondisabled people and how these relationships evolved from the perspectives of the participants. 
      Negotiating the Social Borderlands, an unapologeticpresentation of a remarkable set of portrait narratives, is written for a broad audience and, thus, offers an inherently complex and sensitive portrayal of three personal stories in which a variety of contextualized issues can be examined and discussed in light of each readers’ practices, policies, and perspectives.

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      Year : 2013
      Author : Janet Sauer


      • Negotiating the Social Borderlands: Portraits of Youn...

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        Year : 2013
        Author : Janet Sauer


        • OUT OF STOCK Good Blood, Bad Blood: Science, Nature, ...

          Watch for the second edition of this best-seller – coming in 2021!

          You can still purchase the e-book version of Good Blood, Bad Blood, First Edition by clicking here

          Good Blood, Bad Blood is a landmark publication in the history of the treatment of people with disabilities in this country. Written in a compelling narrative style, it tells the story of the impact of the American eugenics movement – the pseudoscience that claimed to improve “racial hygiene” through selective human breeding that excluded people perceived as “feeble-minded” or defective in some other way – through the lens of a notorious and false eugenic narrative, The Kallikak Family, published in 1912 by the psychologist Henry Herbert Goddard. That book, focused on the life of a woman institutionalized as a child for allegedly being feeble-minded, was purported to be a natural experiment proving that feeblemindedness and degeneracy were exclusively the result of  “bad” heredity. Good Blood, Bad Blood tells the true story of the impact on the woman in Goddard’s book, who had been given the pseudonym Deborah Kallikak, and who became the poster child for the cultural fear generated by American eugenicists, such as Charles Benedict Davenport. They, in turn, provided the Nazi regime with the “evidence” to take the eugenic horror to its ultimate conclusion.

          Smith and Wehmeyer follow the development and increasing influence of the ideas of the eugenics movement, concurrent with Goddard’s rise in the new field of intelligence testing. The theories of other scientists at the time, including the “born criminal” assumptions of Cesare Lombroso and others, are also woven into the events surrounding the eugenics movement and the misuse and misinterpretation of the primitive intelligence tests in use at the time. Smith and Wehmeyer follow these movements throughout the 20th century, including the sterilization of people with intellectual disability, which continued nearly to the present.  They end this history with the real story of the woman called Deborah Kallikak, whose real name was Emma Wolverton, and who lived in an institution until her death in 1978 at the age of 89. Although she was institutionalized, she was literate, well-read, worked in a variety of jobs, and had many interests and friends.

          In looking at these events over the span of a century, Smith and Wehmeyer point out the dangers of naive attribution of causality to any single event, circumstance, or factor -- for example, explanations of human behavior as exclusively caused by nature or nurture. Combined with this were the multiple contexts of the time, including the emergence of psychology as a discipline and societal fears and cultural stereotypes concerning immigrants, immigration, women, people with disabilities, and the poor. 

          Year : 2012
          Author : J. David Smith and Michael L. Wehmeyer


          • SIS—A User’s Manual and 25 Interview Forms

            This product bundle consists of the Supports Intensity Scale—Adult Version (SIS—A)® User’s Manual plus 25 copies of the SIS—A Interview Form. SIS—A has several “value-added” changes; however, the elements of the tool that contribute to the standard score and the standard score itself have not changed with this refreshed version. SIS—A features include:

            • A 12-page interview form that includes new demographic items, which allow
              large-scale users to easily create reports on a variety of demographic variables.
            • A reordered subscale to allow a more comfortable progression of sensitive topics
              during the interview.
            • An updated user’s manual that incorporates new information and lessons learned
              since its original publication in 2004.

            International purchases of SIS—A products cannot be made online. International customers interested in purchasing SIS—A products need to contact Ajith Mathew at Do not place your order online.

            Year : 2015
            Author : James R. Thompson, Brian R. Bryant, Robert L. Schalock, Karrie A. Shogren, Marc J. Tassé, Michael L. Wehmeyer, Edward M. Campbell, Ellis M. (Pat) Craig, Carolyn Hughes, and David A. Rotholz


            • SIS-C

              SIS—C User’s Manual

              The Supports Intensity Scale—Children’s Version(SIS—C)TM is a standardized, norm-referenced measure of the intensity of support needs among children between the ages of 5 and 16. The SIS—C products consist of an interview and profile form and a user’s manual. The purpose of the user’s manual is to enable users to administer and score the SIS—C with fidelity, and to interpret and use findings from the SIS—C in ways that will enhance planning processes and outcomes for children with ID. The user’s manual consists of the following chapters and appendices:

              • Administering and Scoring the SIS—C
              • Item Descriptions for the SIS—C
              • Using the SIS—C to Inform Decision Making at the Systems, Organizational, and Individual Levels
              • Technical Properties of the SIS—C
              • Appendix A: The SIS—C Interview and Profile Form
              • Appendix B: The SIS—C normative tables for converting Subscale Mean Scores to Standard Scores
              • Appendix C: The SIS—C normative tables for converting overall mean scores to a composite standard score

              International purchases of SIS—C products cannot be made online. International customers interested in purchasing SIS—C products need to contact Ajith Mathew at Do not place your order online.

              Year : 2016
              Author : James R. Thompson, Michael L. Wehmeyer, Carolyn Hughes, Karrie A. Shogren, Hyojeong Seo, Todd D. Little, Robert L. Schalock, Rodney E. Realon, Susan R. Copeland, James R. Patton, Edward A. Polloway, Debbie Shelden, Shea Tanis, and Marc J. Tasse


              • The Death Penalty and Intellectual Disability

                This book is the authoritative resource on the application of diagnostic information concerning intellectual disability (ID) in death penalty cases. In a landmark decision in Atkins v. Virginia in 2002, the Supreme Court ruled that executing someone with ID is a violation of the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. In its 2014 decision, Hall v. Florida, the Court ruled that, while states have the right to establish their own rules for handling Atkins cases, they cannot ignore scientific and medical consensus regarding intelligence and the nature and diagnosis of ID. The Court rejected the use of an IQ test score of 70 as a bright-line cutoff for determining ID and ruled that all evidence pertinent to the claim, including adaptive behavior assessments, should be considered.

                This publication provides a comprehensive and cogent resource for the use of the range of professionals involved in the determination process for intellectual disability within the criminal justice system. The following are among the critical topics addressed: foundational considerations, including diagnostic criteria, the definition of ID, the analyses of Atkins cases; assessment considerations; intellectual functioning, including IQ testing and the Flynn effect; adaptive behavior; and related topics, such as cultural and linguistic factors, competence to waive Miranda rights and to stand trial, retrospective diagnosis, malingering, comorbid disorders, educational records, and professional issues.

                You may purchase the e-book version of The Death Penalty and Intellectual Disability by clicking here


                Preface by Edward A. Polloway, Editor

                Foreword by Honorable Kevin F. Foley

                Part I: Foundational Considerations, chapters by

                • Edward A. Polloway, James R. Patton, and J. David Smith
                • Marc J. Tassé
                • Gary N. Siperstein and Melissa A. Collins
                • John H. Blume and Karen Salekin

                Part II: Assessment Considerations

                A. General Topics, chapters by
                • Keith F. Widaman
                • Stephen Greenspan, George W. Woods, and Harvey N. Switzky
                B. Intellectual Functioning, chapters by
                • Kevin S. McGrew
                • Dale G. Wilson
                • Stephen Greenspan and J. Gregory Olley
                C. Adaptive Behavior, chapters by
                • Stephen Greenspan
                • J. Gregory Olley
                • Caroline Everington, Gilbert S. Macvaugh III, Karen L. Salekin, and Timothy J. Derning
                Part III: Related Topics, chapters by
                • Richard Ruth
                • Karen L. Salekin and Caroline Everington
                • Denis W. Keyes and David Freedman
                • George W. Woods, David Freedman, and Timothy J. Derning
                • James R. Patton
                • Karen L. SalekinGilbert S. Macvaugh III, and Timothy J. Derning
                • Gilbert S. Macvaugh III, Mark D. Cunningham, and Marc J. Tassé
                Year : 2015
                Author : Edited by Edward A. Polloway


                • The Death Penalty and Intellectual Disability (E-Pub)

                  epubThis is an e-book version of The Death Penalty and Intellectual Disability.
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                  Year : 2015
                  Author : Edited by Edward A. Polloway


                  • Trauma-Informed Behavioral Interventions: What Works ...

                    In this book, the author describes “what doesn’t work” by outlining the ways in which individuals with intellectual disability may have been damaged by the “behavioral” approach to their day-to-day actions. She demonstrates what has been missed through this approach: Needs have not been met, individuals have been misdiagnosed, and trauma responses have been triggered through the exclusive use of behavioral controls, both positive and negative.

                    The author then moves on to describe “what works.” She explores the topics of stabilization, prevention, intervention, and the “mental health plan.” She proposes a model of behavioral intervention that does not require the use of restraints or contingencies; instead it promotes safety and security and addresses the outstanding issues around trauma. Numerous case studies are discussed, but all the names and relevant details have been altered to protect individuals, staff, and agencies.

                    The mental health plan template the author puts forward instructs and informs staff about how to support people who have experienced trauma, both on a small scale and on a large one. She provides examples of this approach with case studies and illustrates how the plans should be written to ensure optimal implementation.
                    This book gives the professionals and paraprofessionals who have dedicated themselves to this field and to the welfare of individuals with intellectual disability a trauma-informed paradigm within which to support people with intellecual disability psychologically and to establish the critical elements needed for recovery. As the author states in her introduction, “when the individual recovers, behaviors change. When the individual recovers, happiness can begin.”  

                    You may purchase the e-book version of Trauma-Informed Behavioral Interventions by clicking here
                    Year : 2012
                    Author : Karyn Harvey


                    • User's Guide to Intellectual Disability: Definition, ...

                      Written by the AAIDD Ad Hoc Committee on Terminology and Classification:
                      Robert L. Schalock, PhD; Sharon A. Borthwick-Duffy PhD; Valerie J. Bradley, MA; Wil H.E. Buntinx, PhD; David L. Coulter, MD; Ellis M. (Pat) Craig, PhD; Sharon C. Gomez, FAAIDD; Yves Lachapelle, PhD; Ruth Luckasson, JD; Alya Reeve, MD; Karrie A. Shogren, PhD; Martha E. Snell, PhD; Scott Spreat, EdD; Marc J. Tassé, PhD; James R. Thompson, PhD; Miguel A. Verdugo-Alonso, PhD; Michael L. Wehmeyer, PhD; and Mark H. Yeager, PhD

                      This practical User's Guide on the 2010 AAIDD Intellectual Disability: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Supports manual informs clinicians, educators, policy makers, and program managers how to implement the various components of the AAIDD definition system in their specific job settings. The authors discuss the contemporary relevance of the supports-based AAIDD definition in the context of issues ranging from special education practices and IDEA mandates, to diagnosing individuals with higher IQ and conducting retroactive diagnoses. Policy makers and program managers will benefit from discussions on how the supports paradigm can improve quality outcomes, and how the current system incorporates the consensus in the field to utilize a supports based approach.

                      You may purchase the e-book version of the User's Guide by clicking here

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                      Intellectual Disability: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Supports (11th Edition) 
                      This manual contains the most current and authoritative information and knowledge on intellectual disability, including best practice guidelines on diagnosing and classifying intellectual disability and developing a system of supports for people living with intellectual disability.

                      Year : 2012
                      Author : AAIDD Ad Hoc Committee on Terminology and Classification


                      • User's Guide to Intellectual Disability: Definition, ...

                        epubThis is an e-book version of the Intellectual Disability User's Guide.
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                        Year : 2012
                        Author : AAIDD Ad Hoc Committee on Terminology and Classification


                        • Way Leads on to Way: Paths to Employment for People w...

                          Over the course of the past several decades, the disability field has made steady progress in moving toward systems of supports for people with intellectual disability and increased self-determination in life choices. However, meaningful, competitive employment in the community on a large scale is a goal that is yet to be realized. This book looks at the current status of our efforts to achieve this goal by examining the following areas: emerging best practices in employment, the return-to-work process for disability beneficiaries, transition planning, vocational assessment and preparation, supports in competitive employment, postsecondary education, service learning, and planning and supporting employment. 


                          Foreword by William E. Kiernan

                          Part I: Context, chapters by
                          • Valerie J. Bradley, Julie Bershadsky, Stephanie Giordano, Dorothy Hiersteiner, Rie Kennedy-Lizotte, and John Butterworth
                          • Raymond A. Cebula, III and Thomas P. Golden
                          Part 2: Transition Planning, chapters by
                          • Judith Gross and Grace Francis
                          • Dwannal W. McGahee and Margaret E. King-Sears
                          Part 3: Vocational Assessment and Preparation, chapters by
                          • Daniel C. Marston
                          • Daniel J. Baker and Bret Vaks
                          Part 4: Competitive Employment , chapters by
                          • David Hagner, Bryan Dague, and Kimberly Phillips
                          • Christy L. Nittrouer, Julie L. Pickens, and Karrie A. Shogren
                          Part 5: Postsecondary Education, chapters by
                          • Trevei B. Freeze, Rick Freeze, and Zana Marie Lutfiyya
                          • Kelly R. Kelley and Cassie M. Coco
                          Part 6: Service, chapters by
                          • Pamela J. Gent and Stacy K. Dymond
                          • Jaimie Ciulla Timmons, Sheila Lynch Fesko, and Agnieszka Zalewska
                          Part 7: Supporting Employment, chapters by
                          • Katharine G. Shepherd, Colby T. Kervick, and George Salembier
                          • John Butterworth, Derek Nord, and Alberto Migliore

                          You may purchase the e-book version of Way Leads on to Way by clicking here.

                          Year : 2015
                          Author : AAIDD


                          • Way Leads on to Way: Paths to Employment for People w...

                            This is an e-book version of Way Leads on to Way: Paths to Employment for People with Intellectual Disabilities.
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                            Year : 2015
                            Author : AAIDD