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Keith Johnsgard

A great resource for anyone investigating the role of aerobic exercise in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression.

Johnsgard, K. (2004).
Conquering depression and anxiety through exercise. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.

Available online from Prometheus Books.

Roland Johnson

Rolland Johnson, born in Philadelphia and court-ordered to Pennhurst State School as a child, gives a chilling account of his harrowing journey through what he calls a "desert world" - and finally back to the world the rest of us live in.  By the time of his accidental death in 1994 he'd become a respected speaker and influential leader in the movemtn of the stature of Fredrick Douglass or Martin Luther King, Jr.  (Transcribed by Karl Williams).  $20 + $3 shipping and handling.  See the Green Street Records web site for ordering information.

Jeffrey Kauffman

Jeffrey Kauffman's book,
Guidebook on Helping Persons with Mental Retardation Mourn is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to help folks who experience intellectual disabilities to heal from loss. A bit clinical, but not too clinical, the book contains lots of useful information about the process of mourning for someone we love. 

Kauffman, J. (2005).
Guidebook on helping persons with mental retardation mourn. Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing Company.

Available from the Baywood Publishing Company web site and

Tom Kohler and Susan Earl

"The beloved community is not a utopia, but a place where the barriers between people gradually come down and where the citizens make a constant effort to address even the most difficult problems of ordinary people.  It is above all else an idealistic community."  So writes Jim Lawson in his introduction to Tom Kohler and Susan Earl's "Waddie Welcome and the Beloved Community."  A fabulous work that can ignite hope in the saddest of hearts.  Go online and purchase your copy today at


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