There are many books that help us understand the social, economic and political issues influencing the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through this page you will find some of those that I think are important and recommend. They offer a healthy dose of reality, context, and inspiration. Click the links below to read my reviews.
Abandoned to Their Fate: Social Policy and Practice Toward Severely Retarded People in America, 1820-1920. (1994) Philip M. Ferguson. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
A Mind That Found Itself. (2007) Clifford Whittingham Beers. Minneapolis: Filiquarian Publishing, LLC.
Beyond Ramps: Disability at the End of the Social Contract. (1998) Marta Russell. Monroe, ME: Common Courage Press.
Blind Justice: Jacobus tenBroek and the Vision of Equality. (2005) Floyd Matson. Washington, DC: The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress.
Costs and Outcomes of Community Based Services for People with Intellectual Disabilities. (2005) Roger J. Stancliffe, K. Charlie Lakin. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.
Crucial Confrontations - Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior. (2005) Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Disability Politics - Understanding Our Past, Changing Our Future. (1996) Jane Campbell and Mike Oliver. New York: Routledge.
Forging a Federal-State Partnership: A History of Federal Developmental Disabilities Policy. (2011) Robert M. Gettings. Washington, DC: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).
From Snake Pits to Cash Cows: Politics and Public Institutions in New York. (2005) Paul J. Castellani. Albany: State University of New York.
Good to Great and the Social Sectors. (2005) Jim Collins. Boulder, CO: Jim Collins.
Governance Networks in Public Administration and Public Policy. (2011) Christopher Koliba. Boca Raton: CRC Press.
In Defense of Politics in Public Administration: A Value Pluralist Perspective. (2009) Michael W. Spicer. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press.
Intellectual Disability and Social Inclusion: A Critical Review. (2009) Martin Richard Bollard. Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone.
The Leadership Challenge. (2007) James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons.
Leading Change. (1996) John P. Kotter. New York: Harvard Business School Press.
Lean for the Public Sector: The Pursuit of Perfection in Government Services. (2011) Bert Teeuwen. Boca Raton: CRC Press.
Made to Stick. (2008) Chip Heath & Dan Heath. New York: Random House.
Making a Difference - Progressive Values in Public Administration. (2008) Richard C. Box. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.
Mental Institutions in America: Social Policy to 1875. (2008) Gerald N. Grob. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers.
The Mentally Ill in America - A History of Their Care and Treatment from Colonial Times. (1945) Albert Deutsch. New York: Columbia University Press.
My Body Politic. (2006) Simi Linton. Ann Arbor: University of Mighigan Press.
Prejudice, War, and the Constitution: Causes and Consequences of the Evacuation of the Japanese Americans in World War II. (1968) Jacobus TenBroek, Edward Norton Barnhart, Floyd W. Matson. Berkeley: University of California.
The Power of Framing. (2011) Gail T. Fairhurst. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
The State of the States in Developmental Disabilities. (2008) David L. Braddock. Washington, DC: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).
The Story of Beautiful Girl. (2011) Rachel Simon. New York: Grand Central.
The Willowbrook Wars. (1984) Sheila M. Rothman, David Rothman. New York: Harper and Row.
If there is a book you think I would be interested in, please send me a note on the contact page. Thank you!
Copyright 2013 William Cooke. All rights reserved.