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Unsilenced  A Teacher’s Year of Battles, Breakthroughs, and Life-Changing Lessons at Belchertown State School
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Howard C. Shane, PhD, CCC-SLP As a member benefit, prices are marked 10% off the list price. The year is 1969, and fresh-out-of-college smart-aleck Howard Shane has just landed his first teaching job—at Belchertown State School, a bleak institution where people with disabilities endure endless days of silence, tedium, and neglect. Howard is stunned by the conditions at Belchertown and the challenges of his new job, but as he gets to know his diverse, endearing, and intelligent students, he becomes consumed with a mission: to unlock their communication skills and help them reach their full potential. Pitting his youthful idealism and passion against the rigidity of a rule-bound administrator, Howard battles his way to small joys and victories with his students—and, along the way, learns just as much as he teaches. A stirring and spellbinding memoir from?internationally renowned AAC expert?Howard Shane (Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School),?Unsilenced?is a candid look at a pivotal era in disability history and a deeply personal account of how all human beings can flourish when we care for each other and fight for change.
Highest Duty
This inspirational autobiography by one of the most captivating American heroes of our time, Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger—the pilot who miraculously landed a crippled US Airways Flight 1549 in New York’s Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew.
Achieve Financial Victory
Format(s): Books
If you’ve tried everything imaginable but have never been able to gain control over your finances and live a more fulfilling life, then this could be one of the most important books you’ve read in years.
Why Will No One Play with Me?
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Author Caroline Maguire has worked with thousands of families dealing with chronic social dilemmas, ranging from shyness to aggression to ADHD, and more. In this groundbreaking book, she shares her decade-in-the-making protocol--The Play Better Plan-- to help parents coach children to connect with others and make friends.
Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life
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Daymond John is the creator of the iconic fashion brand, FUBU (For Us By Us), a marketing expert, an author, and business and motivational speaker. He was one of the original "Sharks" on the ABC-TV show, "Shark Tank." In this book, he explores how grit, persistence, and good old-fashioned hard work are the backbone of every successful business and individual, and inspires readers to Rise & Grind their way the top.
Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life
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Jessica Zitter became a doctor because she wanted to be a hero. She elected to specialize in critical care—to become an ICU physician—and imagined herself swooping in to rescue patients from the brink of death. But?then during?her first code?she found herself cracking the ribs of a patient so old and frail it was unimaginable he would ever come back to life. She began to question her choice.
This is Day One: A Practical Guide to Leadership That Matters
Format(s): Books
If you’re intimidated by the mystique surrounding leadership, this book is for you. Dudley simplifies leadership without denying its complexity, demonstrating that leadership in all its forms begins at the same clear and accessible place for everyone: what he calls “Day One.”
Some Assembly Required: How to Make, Grow, and Keep Your Business Relationships
Format(s): Books
Building a network of business contacts is one of the most empowering things you can do to help your career. Whether you want to grow in your current job or position yourself for a new opportunity, it's hard to make that leap on your own.
Trouble Talking
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Trouble Talking
Brilliant Living: 31 Insights to Creating an Awesome Life
Format(s): Books
This inspirational guide will help you experience the amazing effects and reap the untold rewards of living a brilliant life. In this easily read book, author and speaker, Simon T. Bailey, walks you through eight core areas of life that must be evaluated in order to improve your life.
Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater: A Parent’s Handbook: A Stage-by-Stage Guide to Setting Your Child on the Path to Adventurous Eating
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Pediatrician Nimali Fernando and feeding therapist Melanie Potock (aka Dr. Yum and Coach Mel) know the importance of giving your child the right start on his or her food journey—for good health, motor skills, and even cognitive and emotional development.
Wake Up! Your Life is Calling
Format(s): Books
In this thought-provoking guide to creating the extraordinary life you've always wanted, business and personal coach Mike Jaffe will challenge you to dramatically redesign your life.
Touch the Top and Adversity Advantage Best Buy
Format(s): Books
Get both of these inspiring books by ASHA Recipient of the 2013 Annie Glenn Award, Erik Weihenmayer.
Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope
Format(s): Books
The story of Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly is a reminder of the power of true grit, the patience needed to navigate unimaginable obstacles, and the transcendence of love.
The Digital Divide
Format(s): Books
This book explores the perils and promise of the social-media revolution through a collection of writings by today's best thinkers and cultural commentators, with an all-new introduction by Bauerlein.
Damn Shoes and Other Talking Tales
Format(s): Books
A selection of true narratives about people who directly and indirectly experience communication disorders.

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