disability perception

posted on July 1, 2011 - 1:11pm
Featured books by people affected with neuromuscular diseases include: A Sloan Product: A Memoir of a Lost Boy by Neil Selinger who has ALS; Learn Thai with Me by an author with CMT; and Zagrobelny’s Way, a book about a community leader who had muscular dystrophy. Other reviewed books include: a book by a woman with mitochondrial disease; a memoir about the secret shame of having a disability; a...

Researchers at the University of Michigan are studying why some people identify themselves as disabled and others do not

posted on June 1, 2011 - 4:30pm
Researchers at the Psychology of Disability Lab at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor are exploring the social identity of people with disabilities through a short, anonymous, Web-based questionnaire. The lab's Disability Identity Project is being headed by principal investigator Adena Rottenstein, a doctoral candidate in psychology. The study closes the week of Aug. 22, 2011.