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  • The Death Penalty and Intellectual Disability

    This book is the authoritative resource on the application of diagnostic information concerning intellectual disability (ID) in death penalty cases. In a landmark decision in Atkins v. Virginia in 2002, the Supreme Court ruled that executing someone with ID is a violation of the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. In its 2014 decision, Hall v. Florida, the Court ruled that, while states have the right to establish their own rules for handling Atkins cases, they cannot ignore scientific and medical consensus regarding intelligence and the nature and diagnosis of ID. The Court rejected the use of an IQ test score of 70 as a bright-line cutoff for determining ID and ruled that all evidence pertinent to the claim, including adaptive behavior assessments, should be considered.

    This publication provides a comprehensive and cogent resource for the use of the range of professionals involved in the determination process for intellectual disability within the criminal justice system. The following are among the critical topics addressed: foundational considerations, including diagnostic criteria, the definition of ID, the analyses of Atkins cases; assessment considerations; intellectual functioning, including IQ testing and the Flynn effect; adaptive behavior; and related topics, such as cultural and linguistic factors, competence to waive Miranda rights and to stand trial, retrospective diagnosis, malingering, comorbid disorders, educational records, and professional issues.

    You may purchase the e-book version of The Death Penalty and Intellectual Disability by clicking here

    Contents

    Preface by Edward A. Polloway, Editor

    Foreword by Honorable Kevin F. Foley

    Part I: Foundational Considerations, chapters by

    • Edward A. Polloway, James R. Patton, and J. David Smith
    • Marc J. Tassé
    • Gary N. Siperstein and Melissa A> Collins
    • John H. Blume and Karen Salekin
    Part II: Assessment Considerations

    A. General Topics, chapters by
    • Keith F. Widaman
    • Stephen Greenspan, George W. Woods, and Harvey N. Switzky
    B. Intellectual Functioning, chapters by
    • Kevin S. McGrew
    • Dale G. Wilson
    • Stephen Greenspan and J. Gregory Olley
    C. Adaptive Behavior, chapters by
    • Stephen Greenspan
    • J. Gregory Olley
    • Caroline Everington, Gilbert S. Macvaugh III, Karen L. Salekin, and Timothy J. Derning
    Part III: Related Topics, chapters by
    • Richard Ruth
    • Karen L. Salekin and Caroline Everington
    • Denis W. Keyes and David Freedman
    • George W. Woods, David Freedman, and Timothy J. Derning
    • James R. Patton
    • Karen L. SalekinGilbert S. Macvaugh III, and Timothy J. Derning
    • Gilbert S. Macvaugh III, Mark D. Cunningham, and Marc J. Tassé








    Year : 2015
    Author : Edited by Edward A. Polloway

      $39.95

    • State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental...

      The State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is a thorough and one-of-a-kind investigation on public spending, revenues, and programmatic trends in intellectual and developmental services within the United States. Directed by noted researcher Dr. David Braddock, the study is rich in information on trends and analyses in developmental disability services, and contains a 4-page “report card” on each state’s performance in disability spending. This is a must-have reference for anyone working in the field of disabilities.

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      Forging a Federal-State Partnership
      Forging a Federal-State Partnership provides an insider’s view of how the federal government assumed a dominant role in disability policy between the Kennedy and Obama eras. The book highlights the roles played by the federal government and the states in disability policy

      Praise for State of the States

      “This resource is well organized, easy to read, has useful references at the end of each chapter; and is pitched for audiences from general readers to professionals.”
      —Choice, Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

      “The State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is by far the best single source of information and analysis on spending trends and shifts in services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in this country.”
      —Dr. Margaret Nygren, Executive Director/CEO,
      American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

      “The data in the State of the States are more important than ever as state governments and private providers move to more individualized support systems. Over the years, we have found the State of the States reference invaluable on multiple fronts and have come to rely on it extensively.”
      —Renee L. Pietroangleo, CEO, American Network Of Community Options And Resources

      Year : 2015
      Author : David L. Braddock, Richard E. Hemp, Mary C. Rizzolo, Emily Shea Tanis, Laura Haffer, and Jiang Wu

        $30.00

      • Health Promotion for Persons with Intellectual and De...

        While promoting good health among people with intellectual disability (ID) is much discussed as a public priority, there is no literature that recapitulates the state of the science in the area of health promotion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This publication, based on a national conference conducted by AAIDD (Formerly AAMR), summarizes current research on 14 topics that affect the health and well being of people with ID in the hope of informing research, policy, clinical, and health care initiatives. The book provides a solid basis for developing interventions and solutions to eliminate health disparities among people with ID. The topics explored in this report are: hypertension; obesity; swallowing dysfunction/dysphagia; epilepsy; mental health; physical activity and fitness; women’s health; safety/injury and violence; case management and care coordination; alternative and complementary medicine; tobacco and substance abuse; secondary conditions risk appraisal for adults; and general health of people with ID.
        Year : 2005
        Author : Wendy M. Nehring, Ed.

          $39.95

        • Disability and Public Health

          Public health professionals have had few opportunities to learn about disability in a public health context. Now Disability and Public Health provides a thorough roadmap to professionals and describes how disability complements a public health context. By promoting an understanding of disability, the book provides a basis for enhancing the success of all of public health initiatives.

          “This text will most certainly become a cornerstone for building a public health discipline that will help to develop a more comprehensive approach to understanding the ecology of health disparities for people with disabilities and strategies to improve access to affordable, quality health care.”  Leslie Rubin, M.D., Emory University

          “Disability and Public Health is an important and overdue contribution to the core curriculum of disability studies in public health education. With its broad cross-disability and consumer-centric focus, nothing quite like this book of readings has been published, to my knowledge, with a public health
          perspective. This is a thought-provoking and enlightening book for students, faculty, administrators, and service providers in public health and for the disability-related clinical professions.” David Braddock, Ph.D., Associate Vice President, University of Colorado System

          Topics covered by the book:

          • History and culture of disability
          • Advocacy and the role of government and public policy in disability
          • Disability epidemiology
          • Disparities and determinants of disability
          • Models of approach to disability
          • Disability and health promotion
          • Disaster preparedness
          Year : 2009
          Author : Charles E. Drum, Gloria L. Krahn and Hank Bersani Jr.

            $50.00

          • Standing Together and Finding a Voice Apart: Advocati...

            epubThis is an e-book version of Standing Together and Finding a Voice Apart: Advocating for Intellectual Disability Rights. Click here for information about this book. See our E Reader Tips for successful downloading.  
            Year : 2015
            Author : Amanda J. Rich

              $24.00

            • The Death Penalty and Intellectual Disability (E-pub)

              epubThis is an e-book version of The Death Penalty and Intellectual Disability.
              Click here for information about this book. 
              See our E Reader Tips for successful downloading.
              Year : 2015
              Author : Edited by Edward A. Polloway

                $39.95

              • Forging a Federal-State Partnership:A History of Stat...

                Forging a Federal-State Partnership provides an insider’s view of how the federal government assumed a dominant role in disability policy between the Kennedy and Obama eras. The book highlights the roles played by the federal government and the states in disability policy. Specifically, it focuses on the emergence of Medicaid as the primary funding source for intellectual and developmental disability services. The book offers a perspective on the evolution of public policy which is missing from most renditions of disability history.

                Features and Benefits

                Gain an insider’s view of how the federal government assumed a predominant role in the disability policy arena between the Kennedy era and Obama era. Learn about the many ways in which the sometimes contentious interactions between the federal government and the states have influenced public policy outcomes. In particular, readers will learn about: 
                • Federal disability assistance programs in the pre-Medicaid era – including legislation enacted during the Kennedy administration – and how these programs influenced the direction of subsequent national disability policies;
                • The influence of the Developmental Disabilities Act on federal-state policy over the past four decades;
                • The emergence of the Medicaid program as the primary source of funding for public ID/DD services, from the creation of the ICF/MR coverage option, to the establishment of the home and community-based waiver authority, to Medicaid policy in the post-health reform era;
                • The critical role litigation has played in shaping public policy toward persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities;  
                • The impact of Social Security and SSI payments on the availability of ID/DD services; and
                • An insightful analysis of issues which are likely to shape the direction of future federal-state policy toward persons with lifelong disabilities.

                This is a unique history of the revolutionary changes in public policy toward persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities over the past fifty years, written by a close observer of the events as they unfolded.

                Audience for the Book

                The primary audience for Forging a Federal-State Partnership includes faculty and students of government policy, disability agency officials, disability providers and  trainers. Executive branch officials, legislative staff, and analysts of disability policy also should be interested in this book. In addition, the contents are relevant to case managers, clinicians, and other professionals working directly with persons with developmental disabilities.

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                State of the State in Developmental Disabilties
                The State of the State in Developmental Disabilties is a thorough and one-of-a-kind investigation on public spending, revenues, and programmatic trends in intellectual and developmental services within the United States and contains a 4-page “report card” on each state’s performance in disability spending.



                Year : 2011
                Author : Robert Gettings

                  $49.95

                • Standing Together and Finding a Voice Apart: Advocati...

                  This goal of this compelling book is to broaden our understanding of the process and construct of advocacy—particularly advocacy that changes policies and practices affecting the lives of people with disabilities and their families. Dr. Rich analyzes a series of interviews with a cross-section of intellectual disability (ID) advocates at the local, state, and national level. The reader will gain fresh insights into a variety of views and experiences of ID advocacy through the eloquent words of all those interviewed. In the words of one individual, “Do not forget the moral dimension of this work.”

                  Professionals and students in all areas of the field, including self-advocates, will find this book both thought-provoking and helpful in making a positive difference in the lives of the individuals and families they serve. In the words of another advocate interviewed, “Build strong relationships. See other people’s point of view. Spread your message evenly, know your audience, and listen.”

                  You may purchase the e-book version of Standing Together and Finding a Voice Apart: Advocating for Intellectual Disability Rights by clicking here
                  Year : 2015
                  Author : Amanda J. Rich

                    $24.00