Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Going solo while raising children with disabilities

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Going solo while raising children with disabilities is the first book for solo parents whose kids have a wide variety of disabilities (physical, neurodevelopmental, and psychiatric), and who are widowed, separated, divorced, single by choice, adoptive or foster parents, or military spouses with deployed partners. With reliable coping strategies gleaned from a practicing psychologist and specialist in disability adjustment, this book's insightful personal narratives and the author's deconstruction of these to offer universal lessons--from the basic (e.g., practice mindfulness to de-stress) to the profound (e.g., cultivate gratitude as the antidote to resentment).

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

Monday, June 29, 2015

Mobile App Monday - Love to Count by Pirate Trio

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Looking for an app that will help your child enjoy learning math? Love to Count Pirate Trio creatively demonstrates the idea of numbers being the indicators of order, time, weight and quantity, enhancing their natural urge to find order in the world of numbers and shapes.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

2015 Arts for All Fest

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VSA Indiana invites you to join them for an exciting event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and their transition from VSAI to ArtMix: Art Redefining Disability.

Arts for All Fest is a FREE family-friendly event held on July 22nd, designed to ensure access for people of all ages and abilities. During the Fest, attendees will enjoy a smorgasbord of arts workshops including drumming, dancing, painting, collage, and more! Food and door prizes are also part of the fun!

ArtMix/VSA Indiana
1505 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Tickets are free, but limited. Please click below to RSVP.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Warning signs of Alzheimer's

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Do you suspect that a friend or loved one might have Alzheimer's disease? An article on CNN.com offers 10 warning signs of the disease and highlights concerns about self-diagnosing with online tests.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Arnie and His School Tools: Simple Sensory Solutions to Build Success

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Arnie and His School Tools: Simple Sensory Solutions to Build Success is an illustrated children's book about an exuberant little boy who had difficulty paying attention in class and doing his school work until he was equipped with the tools to accommodate his sensory needs. Written from Arnie's point of view, the book uses simple language to describe some of the sensory tools and strategies he uses at school and home to help him achieve a more optimal level of alertness and performance.

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

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Save the Date!

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Down Syndrome Indiana is announcing its 9th Annual 2015 Fly-in Open House to be held on August 1st, 2015. Down Syndrome Indiana is excited to work with Montgomery Aviation again this year for the 9th Annual Fly-In and Open House at the Indianapolis Executive Airport.

The Indianapolis Executive Airport is located at:
11329 East SR 32, Zionsville, IN 46077

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Mobile App Monday - Starfall

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Looking for a game app for children who might be having trouble learning to read? Starfall was developed by a PhD who struggled to read as a child. Its colorful graphics, fun music, and educational games make it an app even older children enjoy.

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