|aEquity and full participation for individuals with severe disabilities :|ba vision for the future /|cedited by Martin Agran, Ph.D., Fredda Brown, Ph.D., Carolyn Hughes, Ph.D., Carol Quirk, Ed.D., and Diane Ryndak, Ph.D.
|aBaltimore :|bPaul H. Brookes Publishing Co.,|cc2014
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