Resources in printed form
Books have been read for centuries; they have info on most any subject. So, it's not surprising to find that we list books about disabilities. You will also find here books dealing with understanding hurt-ers. You will discover books with ideas for helping people. We include books dealing with varying types of grief and disabilities. If you know of a really special book, please recommend it for review by submitting the form at Learning More.
If I list a book I know is out-of-print, I will let you know that. If I know of a source where it can be bought, I will note that. Some of these books are in Kindle editions. Local libraries can be a treasure trove of books about disabilities - all aspects. You might check there first, then buy later if you really want it for your own library.
Living in Storms
Being Sick Well
Jeffrey H. Boyd. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2005. This book may be hard to find, but it is still available at Amazon. You can Google it and find it a few other places.
An interesting book, especially the section on humor used by the chronically ill. It can seem macabre to the well person, but it relieves pressure. The cover sums it up: “approach illness with dignity; adopt a new attitude; find hope through it all.” Worth a read.
Beyond Casseroles: 505 Ways to Encourage a Chronically Ill Friend
I haven’t read the book, but I like what the website says: “We all want to help people but we don't know where to start. We hear others who want to reach out to us, or other chronically ill friends, but they make simple offers that we never feel comfortable accepting. This book is a wonderful way to give people ideas to be creative, approachable, and a great friend. It also teaches a person how to allow an ill friend to be independent and respected, yet still give her/him hope that may be needed.”