Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Creating Advocates for Livable Communities Web Seminar

The American Society on Aging, as part of their Disabilities in Aging Series, will host a web seminar on Thursday, December 3, 2015 featuring the Indiana Institute’s Center on Aging and Community’s Advocates for Livable Communities project. The Advocates for Livable Communities project is designed to identify ways to engage the aging and disability communities around the significance of livability. Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • List three reasons why it is desirable to join together older adults and people with disabilities to promote community livability;
  • Identify four features of a livable community;
  • Identify methods that can be used to promote collaboration between older adults and people with disabilities to make communities more livable for all; and,
  • Describe several ways to effectively advocate.

For more information, and to register, please visit:

Monday, November 23, 2015

Mobile App Monday - Thanksgiving Coloring Book

"This holiday, Thanksgiving Coloring Book is FREE for a short time. The unique features found in this app will make any kid, or adult, feel like a coloring rockstar! This will only be offered for free for a short time so get it while you can.

- Use our unique color in the lines feature to make professional looking pictures
- Shake your device to clear the picture and start over
- Zoom in and out to color those small spaces
- Over 60 colors to choose from
- Save your pages to the gallery, the photo album or email them
- Use our paint bucket tool to easily color beautiful pictures"

To learn more about this app, please visit:

Friday, November 20, 2015

Holiday Hours

Next week, CeDIR library will be open on Monday and Tuesday. We will close at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24th and will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 30th.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mindful Parenting

According to an article on mindful.org, "one things [sic] we know about parenting is that while it can be incredibly rewarding at times, at other times it can be extremely challenging. Then you throw in a little attention deficit and hyperactivity with the kids or parents and life gets interesting."

The article is an interview with Dr. Mark Bertin, a board certified developmental pediatrician, who has written a recently published book entitled, Mindful Parenting for ADHD: A Guide to Cultivating Calm, Reducing Stress, and Helping Children Thrive. In the interview, Dr. Bertin, discusses "the unique challenges of parenting a child with ADHD, why we’re seeing more ADHD in our culture and a few specific techniques parents can take home with them today to help themselves and their kids."

To read the entire interview, please visit:

CeDIR has Dr. Bertin's book on order, and we'll let you know when it comes it!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Children with Cleft Lip and Palate: A Parents' Guide to Early Speech-Language Development and Treatment

Children with Cleft Lip and Palate: A Parents' Guide to Early Speech-Language Development and Treatment offers "[h]elpful strategies, illustrations of cleft repair procedures, photos of equipment, and recommended resources [to] empower parents to get started on addressing speech problems for very young children and other issues for school-aged children. Speech-language pathologists, early intervention specialists, and medical professionals will also want this book to recommend to the families they serve." -publisher

Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tending to Grace

In Tending to Grace, Cornelia is a freshman in high school who is stuck in the easiest English class because of her stutter. But Cornelia is capable. She tends to her mother when Lenore won't get out of bed; she takes care of the house and cooks their meals. But when Lenore and "the boyfriend" decide to take off for Vegas, Cornelia is taken out of school and left with Eccentric great-aunt Agatha who doesn't need or want Cornelia's care. What will Cornelia need to tend to now? Herself, maybe?

Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

ADA-Webinar on Wellness Programs

Wednesday, November 18th
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EASTERN

To register for this free webinar, please visit:

On November 18th, the Great Lakes ADA Center, on behalf of the ADA National Network, will host another session in their ADA Legal Webinar Series. In this webinar, attorney Diego Demaya will look at the ADA issues raised by employer-sponsored wellness programs.