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Books about Disabilities

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Search ACTIV Library for books on disabilities. In addition, a number of professional associations and interest groups have created recommended reading lists of books. Some of these are as follows:

Book lists

Pediatric Services

Pediatric Services lists a range of books on various disabilities, including asthma, ADHD, autism, brain injury, cancer, cerebral palsy, diabetes, down syndrome, dyslexia, epilepsy, hearing impairment, learning disabilities, intellectual disability, spina bifida, and vision impairment.

Community Gateway

Massachusetts Community Gateway lists disability resources. Their book list includes books on ADHD, autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, hearing impairment, intellectual disability, learning disabilities, spina bifida, and vision impairment.

AACPDM's reading list

The American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) has a reading list of books for parents of children with disabilities, grouped by subject.


E-bility reviews a number of books about disability.

LD Online

LD (Learning Disabilities) online has a list of recommended books for parents and professionals, arranged by subject area.

New York Branch of the International Dyslexia Association: Suggested reading

The New York Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (NYBIDA) has a series of reading lists for different groups: adolescents, adults, parents, professionals and children.

Viewing and Ordering books

Some sections of some books can be viewed on Google books. Google books also provides links to many online booksellers.

To find the cheapest way to obtain a book (including shipping), go to GetTextbooks or AddALL. These websites will find the cheapest price for a book, new or used.

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