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  • Dani's Story

    by Diane Lierow and 1 more

    Neglected beyond belief, rescued by love...Dani was so severely neglected by her birth mother that she grew up knowing only squalor. She never went to school or the doctor, and rarely glimpsed sunlight. Desperately malnourished, she couldn't talk and had never been toilet-trained. The social worker who took her into care had never heard of a case so horrific. The doctors believed Dani would never ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Far From The Tree

    Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

    by Andrew Solomon

    **WINNER OF THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2014**A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERSometimes your child - the most familiar person of all - is radically different from you. The saying goes that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. But what happens when it does?Drawing on interviews with over three hundred families, covering subjects including deafness, dwarfs, Down's Syndrome, Autism, Schizophrenia, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Ugly: My Memoir

    by Robert Hoge

    The unique and inspiring story of a boy born with the odds against him and the family whose love and support helped him overcome incredible hardships.Robert Hoge was born with a giant tumour on his forehead, severely distorted facial features and legs that were twisted and useless. His mother refused to look at her son, let alone bring him home. But home he went, to a life that, against the odds, ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Say Hello

    by Carly Findlay

    A forthright, honest and rousingly triumphant memoir from a woman who has to live with a highly visible different appearancedue to a rare skin condition. Say hello to Carly.'In fairytales,the characters who look different are often castas the villain or monsters. It's only when they shed their unconventional skinthat they are seen as "good" or less frightening. There are very fewstories where the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Growing Up Disabled in Australia

    by Carly Findlay

    My body and its place in the world seemed normal to me. Why wouldn’t it?I didn’t grow up disabled; I grew up with a problem. A problem that those around me wanted to fix.We have all felt that uncanny sensation that someone is watching us.The diagnosis helped but it didn’t fix everything.Don’t fear the labels.That identity, which I feared for so long, is now one of my greatest qualities.I had ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • A Wolf at the Table

    by Augusten Burroughs

    From the author:'My father doesn't feature much in Running with Scissors. And one of the reasons for this is because he didn't feature much in my life. But there's another reason, too: Our relationship was so complicated, so dark, so confusing and so big, that to tell the story would require a book. So finally, upon the death of my father in 2005, I decided to tell the story I have been most ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly

    by Jean-Dominique Bauby

    ‘Locked-in syndrome: paralysed from head to toe, the patient, his mind intact, is imprisoned inside his own body, unable to speak or move. In my case, blinking my left eyelid is my only means of communication.’In December 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby, editor-in-chief of French ‘Elle’ and the father of two young children, suffered a massive stroke and found himself paralysed and speechless, but ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Ten Days in a Mad House

    by Nellie Bly

    Nellie Bly (May 5, 1864 – January 27, 1922) was the pen name of American pioneer female journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochran. She remains notable for two feats: a record-breaking trip around the world in emulation of Jules Verne's character Phileas Fogg, and an exposé in which she faked insanity to study a mental institution from within. In addition to her writing, she was also an industrialist and ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • The Eternal Son

    a novel

    by Alison Entrekin and 1 more

    In this multi-award-winning autobiographical novel, Cristovão Tezza draws his readers into the mind of a young father whose son, Felipe, is born with Down syndrome. From the initial shock of diagnosis, and through his growing understanding of the world of hospitals and therapies, Tezza threads the story of his son’s life with his own.Felipe, who lives in an eternal present, becomes a remarkable ... Read more

    $28.04 AUD

  • Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome in Children

    A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals

    by Margaret Duncan and 3 more

    series JKP Essentials
    This straightforward guide offers a complete overview of Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) and gives practical advice for overcoming the difficulties it poses in a wide range of contexts from diagnosis through to adulthood.Starting with an exploration into the background of PDA that answers many of the immediate questions triggered when a child is first diagnosed, the book goes on to ... Read more

    $20.01 AUD

  • Silent Shock

    The Men Behind the Thalidomide Scandal and an Australian Family's Long Road to Justice

    by Michael Magazanik

    The baby started to come out. Head first, everything OK. But then I saw that there were no arms. And then no legs. The little girl had only a torso and a head.Lyn Rowe was born in Melbourne in 1962, seven months after her mother Wendy was given a new wonder drug for morning sickness called thalidomide.For fifty years the Rowe family cared for Lyn. Decades of exhausting, round-the-clock work. But ... Read more

    $28.04 AUD

  • Seeing Voices

    A Journey into the World of the Deaf

    by Oliver Sacks

    With Seeing Voices Dr Sacks launches us on a journey into the world of the deaf - which he explores with the same passion and insight that have illuminated other human conditions for his readers everywhere.This book begins with the history of deaf people in the 18th century, the often outrageous ways in which they have been treated in the past, and their continuing struggle for acceptance in a ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • 10 Days in a Madhouse

    by Nellie Bly

    ON the 22d of September I was asked by the World if I could have myself committed to one of the asylums for the insane in New York, with a view to writing a plain and unvarnished narrative of the treatment of the patients therein and the methods of management, etc. Did I think I had the courage to go through such an ordeal as the mission would demand? Could I assume the characteristics of insanity ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Rethinking Madness

    Towards a Paradigm Shift in Our Understanding and Treatment of Psychosis

    by Paris Williams

    As the research continues to accumulate, we find that the mainstream understanding of schizophrenia and the other related psychotic disorders has lost virtually all credibility. We've learned that full recovery is not only possible, but may actually be the most common outcome given the right conditions. Furthermore, Dr. Paris Williams' own groundbreaking research, as mentioned in the New York ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Unmaking of Man

    Disability and the Holocaust

    by Simon Duffy

    The Unmaking of Man is a series of four essays by Dr Simon Duffy exploring the lessons of the Holocaust for people with disabilities. Few people know that people with disabilities not only made up a large number of the victims of the Holocaust but they were the first victims, marked out for destruction at a very early stage. Doctors argued that people with disabilities lived lives not worth ... Read more

    $9.00 AUD

  • Haatchi and Little B

    by Wendy Holden

    Haatchi and Little B tells the inspiring and moving true story of Owen Howkins (also known as Little B, short for 'Buddy') and Haatchi, an Anatolian shepherd dog who was abandoned on a railway line as a puppy and left for dead.Thankfully, Haatchi was rescued, despite sustaining severe injuries. And so Haatchi, in turn, was able to rescue Owen, at the time an anxious and withdrawn little boy born ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Care Work

    Dreaming Disability Justice

    by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

    In this collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award–winning writer and longtime activist and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability justice, a movement that centers the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black, and brown people, with knowledge and gifts for all.Care Work is a mapping of access as radical love, a ... Read more

    $13.19 AUD

  • Kika & Me

    How One Extraordinary Guide Dog Changed My World

    by Amit Patel

    ‘I live an ordinary life thanks to one extraordinary dog. Kika opened up the world to me again. She’s made what once seemed impossible possible.'In 2013 Amit Patel is working as a trauma doctor when a rare condition causes him to lose his sight within thirty-six hours. Totally dependent on others and terrified of stepping outside with a white cane after a horrifying assault, he hits rock bottom. ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Dear Marcus

    A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me

    by Jerry McGill

    The idea to write to you was not an easy one.The scar from where the bullet entered my back is still there.Jerry McGill was thirteen years old, walking home through the projects of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, when he was shot in the back by a stranger. Jerry survived, wheelchair-bound for life; his assailant was never caught. Thirty years later, Jerry wants to say something to the man who shot ... Read more

    $15.50 AUD

  • And Neither Have I Wings to Fly

    Labelled and Locked Up in Canada's Oldest Institution

    by Thelma Wheatley

    The shocking true story of the institutionalization and abuse of children and adults with intellectual and physical handicaps in Canada’s oldest provincial institution in Orillia, Ontario. Daisy Lumsden and her family were such victims, along with over ten thousand children, including infants, and adults with intellectual disabilities committed over the last century to the institution now known as ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • A Life in Pieces

    The harrowing story of a woman with 17 personalities

    by Richard K. Baer

    In 1989 a woman named Karen showed up at author and psychiatrist Richard Baer's practice, terribly frightened and at breaking point. She explained that her husband beat her, her mother stole from her; she was in tremendous physical pain and wanted to die. Within a few sessions she also revealed that her father and grandfather had raped and tortured her repeatedly over the course of her childhood, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The PDA Paradox

    The Highs and Lows of My Life on a Little-Known Part of the Autism Spectrum

    by Harry Thompson and 1 more

    Diagnosed with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) in his teenage years, Harry Thompson looks back with wit and humour at the ups and downs of family and romantic relationships, school, work and mental health, as well as his teenage struggle with drugs and alcohol.By embracing neurodiversity and emphasising that autistic people are not flawed human beings, Thompson demonstrates that some merely ... Read more

    $20.01 AUD

  • The Power of Different

    The Link Between Disorder and Genius

    by Dr. Gail Saltz

    The Power of Different is an illuminating and uplifting examination of the link between brain differences and aptitude. Psychologist and bestselling author Gail Saltz presents the latest scientific research and profiles famous geniuses and lay individuals who have been diagnosed with all manner of brain 'problems' - including learning disabilities, ADD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Camouflage

    The Hidden Lives of Autistic Women

    by Sarah Bargiela and 1 more

    Autism in women and girls is still not widely understood, and is often misrepresented or even overlooked. This graphic novel offers an engaging and accessible insight into the lives and minds of autistic women, using real-life case studies.The charming illustrations lead readers on a visual journey of how women on the spectrum experience everyday life, from metaphors and masking in social ... Read more

    $20.01 AUD