When is the last time you've read an honest, funny book about occupying aging and living with disabilities? Katherine Schneider provides seven years of snap shots of the life of a grass-roots elder activist working, loving, playing, and praying with disabilities included. Half the people over sixty-five will develop a disability. 2020 is the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, so we're in style! Read on to learn about occupying aging with grit and gusto.
Katherine Schneider, PhD, is a retired clinical psychologist living in Eau Claire, Wisconsin with her ninth Seeing Eye dog. Katherine has published a memoir, To the Left of Inspiration: Adventures in Living with Disabilities, a children's book, Your Treasure Hunt: Disabilities and Finding Your Gold, and a book for seniors, half of whom will develop disabilities, Occupying Aging: Delights, Disabilities and Daily Life. She originated the Schneider Family Book Awards for children's books with disability content through the American Library Association and an award for superior journalism about disability issues through the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.
Locally, she started the Access Eau Claire Fund through the Eau Claire Community Foundation to help nonprofit organizations work toward full inclusion of people with disabilities. She's a passionate advocate for access for all to the good things of life. Subscribe to her blog for details: http://kathiecomments.wordpress.com