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ADA Timeline

Our friends at the MN Governor’s DD Planning Council have this awesome resource on the timeline of ADA.

Attitudes about People with Disabilities

Van der Klift, E. & Kunc, N. (1994). Hell-bent on helping: Benevolence, friendship, and the politics of help. In Thousand, J. Villa, R., Nevin, A. Creativity and Collaborative Learning: A practical guide to empowering students and teachers. Baltimore: Paul Brookes.

Campaign to change the “R-word” to RESPECT

History of People with Disabilities

Parallels in Time I and Parallels in Time II. (2006) Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities.

Ed Roberts

Check out resources on Ed Roberts prepared by the Minnesota Developmental Disabilities Planning Council a biographical summary with video and speeches by Ed Roberts


Giangreco, M.F. (2003). Moving toward inclusive education. In W.L. Heward (Ed.), Exceptional children: An introduction to special education (7th ed.) (p. 78-79). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Merrill, an imprint of Prentice Hall. Available in Full Text PDF. Posted with permission of Prentice Hall.

Giangreco, M.F. (2002). Values, logical practices, and research: The three musketeers of effective education. In J. Downing (Ed.), Including students with severe and multiple disabilities in typical classrooms (2nd ed.) (pp. ix-xiii). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes. Available in Full Text PDF, posted with permission from Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company.

Normalization: W. Wolfensberger; B. Nirje; S. Olshansky; R. Perske; and P. Roos, The Principle of Normalization in Human Services (Toronto: National Institute on Mental Retardation, 1972).

Information all disabilities, ages 3-22

NICHCY is the National Information Center with a wealth of information about disability issues and organizations for each state.

Bauer and Shea (1997) Special education: A social systems perspective. Brown and Benchmark: Chicago.

Brown, L., Shiraga, B., York, J., Zanella, K. & Rogan, P. (1984). A Life Space Analysis Strategy for Students with Severe Intellectual Disabilities. L.Brown, M. Sweet, B. Shiraga, J. York, K. Zanella, P. Rogan & R. Loomis (Eds). Educational Programs for Students with Severe Handicaps, Vol XIV. Madison: MMSD.

Brown, L., Branston, M., Hamre Nietupski, S., Pumpian, I., Certo, N. & Gruenewald, L. (1979). A Strategy for Developing Chronological Age Appropriate and Functional Curricular Content For Severely Handicapped Adolescents and Young Adults. Journal of Special Education, 13(1), 81 – 90.

Systems Theory

Bronfenbrenner, U. (1979). The ecology of human development. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University.

Ulrich Publications

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Ulrich, Mary E. & Bauer, Anne M. (2003) Levels of Awareness: A closer look at communication between parents and professionals. Teaching Exceptional Children 35:6 p. 20-23. Click on “Levels of Awareness: A Closer Look at Communication between Parents and Professionals.”