Resources and Publications

The Center on Human Policy has been a major influence in fostering positive attitudes toward people with disabilities, and continues as a strong voice for the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the community. With the distribution of publications and other materials, the Center has a goal to improve society’s literacy about disabilities by demonstrating that the greatest obstacles faced by people with disabilities are societally imposed.

Through the Human Policy Press, the Center distributes posters, books, t-shirts, buttons, and other novelty items that promote positive attitudes towards people with disabilities.

Note that while some of these resources were developed recently, some are historical documents. While these contain useful information for people who are concerned with supports and services for people with disabilities, please contact the Center on Human Policy if you would like updated information on any specific topic.

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Resource Collections

Selected Books by Center Staff

  • Picturing Disability: Beggar, Freak, Citizen, and Other Photographic Rhetoric. Robert Bogdan with Martin Elks and James Knoll. Syracuse University Press, 2012
  • Acts of Conscience: World War II, Mental Institutions, and Religious Objectors. Steven Taylor. Syracuse University Press, 2009.
  • Make the Day Matter! Promoting Typical Lifestyles for Adults with Significant Disabilities. Pamela Walker and Patricia Rogan. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2007.
  • Autism and the Myth of the Person Alone. Douglas Biklen with Richard Attfield, Larry Bissonnette, Lucy Blackman, Jamie Burke, and Alberto Frugone. NYU Press, 2005.
  • Access to Academics for ALL Students: Critical Approaches to Inclusive Curriculum, Instruction, and Policy. Paula Kluth, Diana Straut, Douglas BIklen. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2003.
  • In Search of the Promised Land: The Collected Papers of Burton Blatt. Burton Blatt and Steven Taylor. American Association of Mental Retardation, 1999.
  • Freak Show: Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit. Robert Bogdan. University of Chicago Press, 1988
  • Christmas in Purgatory: A Photographic Essay on Mental Retardation. Burton Blatt. Human Policy Press, 1974.