No pity : people with disabilities forging a new civil rights movement / Joseph P. Shapiro.

Jerry's Kids. The Special Olympics. A blind person with a bundle of pencils in one hand and a tin cup in the other. An old woman being helped across the street by a Boy Scout. The poster child, struggling bravely to walk. The meager, embittered life of the "wheelchair-bound." For most...

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Main Author: Shapiro, Joseph P. (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York : Times Books, [1993]
Edition:First edition.
Table of Contents:
  • Tiny Tims, supercrips, and the end of pity
  • From charity to independent living
  • The deaf celebration of separate culture
  • A hidden army for civil rights
  • Integration: out of shadowland
  • People first
  • The screaming neon wheelchair
  • Up from the nursing home
  • No less worthy a life
  • Crossing the luck line.