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Raymond's Room: Ending the Segregation of People With Disabilities

Author: Dale DiLeo

Published: 2009-07-03

Synopsis and Key Points:

Encourages a society of more independent living and working choices to enrich the lives of the disabled.

Main Digest

DiLeo encourages a society of more independent living and working choices to enrich the lives of the disabled. Professionals resistant to change may argue they are providing a service that no one wants to do... DiLeo exposes the true face behind the altruistic mask of governmental agencies.

"...will create the same kind of outrage as the blatant racial segregation of the 1950's..." - Paul Wehman, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University Paul Wehman, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University Paul Wehman, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

"DiLeo encourages a society of more independent living and working choices to enrich the lives of the disabled. Professionals resistant to change may argue they are providing a service that no one wants to do... DiLeo exposes the true face behind the altruistic mask of governmental agencies" --Foreword Magazine

"Occasionally, a book will come along that actually has the power to change a society. Those are books like Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, Carson's Silent Spring, Haley's The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Roots, Ginsberg's Howl, Friedan's The Feminine Mystique, Galbraith's The Affluent Society and Sinclair's The Jungle. Now let me introduce you to Dale DiLeo's Raymond's Room, an essential work that belongs in the same list...If you never read another book in your entire life, read Raymond's Room." --The Asian Journal

"Thank you, Dale, for telling the truth." - Ann Turnbull, Ed.D., Professor, Special Education, University of Kansas

"DiLeo has thought about these people deeply and compassionately. A warm, highly readable memoir and guide to unprejudiced vision, ... would interest both the disability professional and the general reader." --St. Augustine Record

Paperback: 230 pages

Publisher: Training Resource Network, Inc.; 1st edition (February 15, 2007)

Language: English
ISBN-10: 1883302552
ISBN-13: 978-1883302559

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