Together is Better: Creating a community where each

Al Condeluci, Ph.D.
Book explores people with disabilities in society, including challenges and rewards of tolerating differences and developing a community where there is a place for young and old, children and adults, people with and without disabilities.

This book is about change and about how to make things better by fostering community inclusion for persons with disabilities. Building on the simple concept of community, it explores the complexities, challenges and rewards of working to develop a community where each person belongs – young and old, children and adults, with and without disabilities. Condeluci shows how to build tolerance of differences within a community.

Topics include...

  • understanding the concepts of community and social capital
  • looking at what we all have in common
  • finding a community and understanding how it operates
  • working with the gatekeeper

As an interactive manual, it guides the reader through exercises with narratives that teach about communities and demonstrates methods for becoming a valued member. Written for persons of all abilities and ages, it can be used by parents of children with special needs, by professionals to assist participants, people with disabilities or consumers, and by individuals for personal growth.

ISBN# 1-931117-45-4
Pages 76 pages, 7 x 8.5, softcover perfect bound
Year 2008