No Apologies

Florence Weiner, Author St. Martin's Press $13.95 (188p) ISBN 978-0-312-57523-6
This resourceful and morale-boosting book for the handicapped and the people they live with has been compiled by a leader in disability rights, cofounder of the Polio Information Center and sister of a disabled person. The text consists of general informational articles and personal accounts of disability problems and triumphs. John Kurlowicz, a long-time hospital patient, notes that society seems to have a ""need to look upon physically disabled people as sexually neuter.'' John Flack, a disabled Briton, tells of his inspiring rise in the working world to found a company that teaches typing to people who do not have full use of their hands. ``The Smiths'' recount their ultimately successful search for a suitable special-ed program for their adopted twins, Danny and Teddy, who have auditory memory and speech problems. Including photographs of handicapped people working, studying, playing, this book eloquently makes the point that the disabled want basic rights and respect for their contributions, independence and humanity. (July)
Reviewed on: 07/01/1986
Release date: 07/01/1986
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