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The Bookshelf: July 19, 2016

In this week’s Bookshelf, our content partner Kirkus Reviews highlights “I'm Disabled... Now What?”

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by Allan Checkoway

This guide by disability expert Checkoway (Getting Paid: An Insider’s Guide to Filing Your Long-Term Disability Claim or Appeal, 2012, etc.) covers such subjects as equipment and technology (including emergency alert systems and wheelchairs), exercise, accessible housing, and travel. The first part, “Planning for Incapacity,” may be one of the more helpful sections, because it addresses both the psychological aspects of living with a disability and the practical impact, in particular, of working with one. The author’s seven strategies for coping with a disability are written with a keen sensitivity and from a personal perspective resulting from his own experience of being partially disabled. Similarly, the 10 tips Checkoway offers for the newly disabled, while somewhat more cautionary, set realistic expectations for one’s life ahead.

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