In my own learning, and research, I continually encounter new resources, and have started to compile a partial list.  Please feel welcome to add your own.

understanding our present…

Afia Ali, K. S. (2013). Discrimination and Other Barriers to Accessing Health Care: Perspectives of Patients with Mild and Moderate Intellectual Disability and Their Carers. (S. D. Ginsberg, Ed.) PLoS One, 8(8). Retrieved Dec 2016

al, N. e. (2013). “Receiving the initial Down syndrome diagnosis: a comparison of prenatal and postnatal parent group experiences.”. Intellect Dev Disabil., 51(6), 446-57.

Gibbs, D. (2015). Special Needs Discrimination in Healthcare – References. Retrieved from Rowansmile: Lessons from an Innocent Soul:

Hardy, S. e. (2013). Dignity in Health Care for People with Learning Disabilities. London: Royal College of Nursing. Retrieved from

MacArthur J., B. M. (2015). Making reasonable and achievable adjustments: the contributions of learning disability liaison nurses in ‘Getting it right’ for people with learning disabilities receiving general hospitals care. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71(7), 1552–1563.

Mueller-Gibbs, T. (2015). Special Needs Discrimination in Healthcare/Summary ~ Rowan and Discrimination. Retrieved from Rowansmile: Lessons from an Innocent Soul:

Shriver, T. (2013, Winter). “Left Behind: Health Care and People with Intellectual Disabilities”. The Center for Global Health and Diplomacy.

Ward RL, N. A. (2010, Nov). Uncovering health care inequalities among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Health Soc Work, 35(4), 280-90.

…. and understanding our past

Bergman, J. (2000, May). A Brief History of the Eugenics Movement. Retrieved October 2016, from

Black, E. (2003). War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign to Create a Master Race. New York: Four Walls Eight Windows.

Gillham, N. W. (2001). A Life of Sir Francis Galton. Oxford, NY: Oxford University Press.

Kaelber, L. (2009). Eugenics: Compulsory Sterilization in 50 American States. Retrieved 10 2016, from

Kline, W. (2001). Building a Better Race: Gender, Sexuality, and Eugenics from the Turn of the Century to the Baby Boom. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Missouri, U. o. (2012, March 16). Controlling Heredity: The American Eugenics Crusade. Retrieved 10 2016, from