Story of Intellectual Disability An Evolution of Meaning, Understanding, and Public Perception

ISBN-10: 1557669872
ISBN-13: 9781557669872
Edition: 2013
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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company Incorporated
Publication date: 7/29/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

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.

Michael L. Wehmeyer, Ph.D. is Professor of Special Education; Director, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities; and Associate Director, Beach Center on Disability, all at the University of Kansas. Dr. Wehmeyer is engaged in teacher personnel preparation in the area of severe, multiple disabilities and directs multiple federally funded projects conducting research and model development in the education of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He is the author of more than 180 articles or book chapters and has authored, co-authored or co-edited 19 books on disability and education-related issues, including issues pertaining to self-determination, transition, universal design for learning and access to the general curriculum for students with significant disabilities, and technology use by people with cognitive disabilities. He is a Fellow of the American Association on Mental Retardation, a past president of the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Career Development and Transition, and is Editor-in-Chief for the journal Remedial and Special Education. In 1999 Dr. Wehmeyer was the inaugural recipient of the Distinguished Early Career Research Award from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division for Research. In May, 2003 he was awarded the American Association on Mental Retardation's National Education award. Dr. Wehmeyer holds undergraduate and Masters degrees in special education from the University of Tulsa and a Masters degree in experimental psychology from the University of Sussex in Brighton, England, where he was a Rotary International Teacher of the Handicapped Fellow. He earned his Ph.D. in Human Development and Communication Sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas.

About the Editor
About the Contributors
Preface
Introduction to the Intellectual Disability Construct
At the Dawn of Civilization: Intellectual Disability in Prehistory and Ancient Times (9000 BCE to 500 CE)
Poverty and the Emergence of Charity: Intellectual Disability in the Middle Ages (500 CE to 1500 CE)
Idiocy and Early Modern Law: Intellectual Disability in Early Modern Times (1500 CE to 1799 CE)
The Development of Systems of Supports: Intellectual Disability in Middle Modern Times (1800 CE to 1899 CE)
In Search of a Science: Intellectual Disability in Late Modern Times (1900 to 1930)
Isolation, Enlargement, and Economization: Intellectual Disability in Late Modern Times (1930 CE to 1950 CE)
The Parent Movement: Late Modern Times (1950 CE to 1980 CE)
The Self-Advocacy Movement: Late Modern Times (1980 ce to Present)
Index

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