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Don't let the things you can't do interfere with the things you can do"There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried."
Ralph Waldo Emerson in Self Reliance


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 Overcoming Disabilities Despair
 9 Steps for talking away what's getting you down. Michael D. LeBow PhD C. Psych (2011). 
Disabilities Stink…
Life gives everybody things they can’t control. Sometimes, even the most capable and productive people hit against a personal limitation and get discouraged over things they can’t do. With some of us, it can be something relatively small, like aches and pains that limit ability to play with our grandchildren, small disappointments. For others, the barriers and hurdles may be much more substantial.
So what do you do when life hands you a major setback? Do you quit, sink into despair and wait for something good to happen to get you past the depression? This book offers practical help.

Dr. Michael LeBow knows intimately the challenges of despair—but more than that— in Overcoming Disabilities Despair he reveals a systematic approach using Cognitive Therapy to rise above, attack and defeat the disabilities despair that can block us from effective happy living. While light-heartedly sharing some of his own stories of frustration, Dr. LeBow walks us through practical systematic tools and procedures to reclaim optimism.
Michael D. LeBow   Himself disabled for the past 30 years  by multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, Dr. LeBow is still a therapist, teacher, writer, and researcher. Currently he is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Manitoba.  He  resides in Winnipeg with his wife and one of his sons.
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How to Travel - A Guidebook for Persons with a Disability- by Fred Rosen. 120 pages filled with checklists and suggestions on specific needs. Fred Rosen is a travel consultant who specializes in travel arrangements for people with special needs.
"Millions of Americans are affected...This book encourages travel for people suffering from all types of disabilities.  With the tips outlined here,  dining out, bus travel, cruises, air and train travel as well as tours are not only possible, but an enjoyable experience for the individual with a disability."
--The Independence, St Charles, Missouri

ISBN: 1-888725-05-2     How to Travel-A Guidebook for Persons with a Disability 120pp., 1997 paper, $14.95 

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 ISBN: 1-888725-26-5     How to Travel in Canada- A Guidebook for a visitor with a Disability $16.95

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HOW TO TRAVEL in Britain & Northern Ireland : a guidebook for visitors with a disability – Fred Rosen (2006) Legal environment, tips, checklists and contacts for accessible travel in the U.K. ISBN 1-888725-47-8, 5X8, 180 pp, $16.95

AVOIDING Attendants from HELL - A Practical Guide to Finding, Hiring & Keeping Personal Care Attendants-2nd Edition (2002) by June Price. June Price, the Founding Editor of Living SMArt-Living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy-Reaching Tomorrow- has found independent living through judicious selection of personal care attendants. 
This book is filled with practical detailed procedures to follow to avoid unhappy experiences.

Available at amazon in paperback. 120 pp, 2002, 8 1/2 X 11.$18.95
ISBN: 1-888725-60-5     AVOIDING Attendants from HELL(paper)  2nd Edition!  $18.95

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Quest Magazine of the Muscular Dystrophy Association describes it as
a "book that people with disabilities have needed for a long time. It's practical, candid and specific, while also humorous and reassuring. . . . Price's sample ads for an attendant, application form, contract, and sources for further information round out the usefulness of this book." 

New Mobility calls it 
"a shoot-from-the-hip, tell-it-like-it-is primer on everything that's good, bad and ugly about personal assistance services-a successful combination of true grit, inside information and edgy humor."

 Sometimes MS is Yucky ISBN: 1-59630-006-X  Sometimes MS is Yucky-(2005)Kimberly Harrold, Illustrated by Eric Whitfield. Colorful 32-page booklet for Children 3-8 who have a parent or loved one with Multiple Sclerosis. A helpful tool for parents, caregivers, teachers and counselors. See the quantity discount schedule for educators.  $12.95

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