Friday, December 21, 2007
the CeDIR Staff
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Other finalists include Alexandria, VA; Columbus, GA; Hattiesburg, MS; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Miami-Dade County, FL; New Haven, CT; and Sioux Falls, SD. To see which community is chosen as the most disability friendly community, check the NOD's site after January 7.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in the Public School Setting Workshop: The Institute’s Indiana Resource Center for Autism will host a one-day workshop, Thursday, November 29 at the Carmel Educational Service Center, focusing on applied behavior analysis strategies proven effective in public school settings for students with autism. Specific techniques such as reinforcement, teaching strategies, behavior modification, and social skill development will be explored and examples of each will be discussed. Videotape and role play will be used to demonstrate techniques.
You can find a larger description and contact information here. To read this and previous newsletters, head to the FYI newsletter page.
Monday, November 19, 2007
As of summer 2007, Indiana has made its own special contribution to the art world. ArtsWORK Indiana provides information and resources for people with disabilities who would like to pursue careers in art.
CeDIR also has several excellent books on art and art therapy. Here are just a few examples:
Lancelle, Matthew. Sundays with Matthew : a young boy with autism and an artist share their sketchbooks.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
For other information, you might also contact the Indiana Housing Finance Authority (800-872-0371) or the Indianapolis HUD Office (317-226-6303).
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
On Sunday afternoon at 3 pm, turn to WTIU (South Central Indiana public TV) for a compelling and informative documentary produced by the Foundation for Alzheimer’s and Cultural Memory and locally sponsored by the Center on Aging and Community, Institute on Disability and Community. There is a Bridge provides a moving portrayal that helps shift our national focus from a solely medical to a cultural model of dementia. If you are not located in the WTIU viewing area, please watch for your local listings in the coming month. If you’d like further information about the film, the people involved, the foundation, go to the
Monday, November 12, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
- How to use time-out
- How to use prompts to initiate behavior
- How to use planned ignoring (extinction)
- How to teach social skills
- How to negotiate a behavioral contract
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
And don't forget to look at these books and videos available at CeDIR:
Hubach, Stephanie O. Same lake different boat: coming alongside people touched by disability.
Rife, Janet Miller. From barriers to bridges : a community action guide for congregations and people with disabilities.
Believing, belonging, becoming [videorecording]. Copies available in English and Spanish.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Cline, Foster W. and Greene, Lisa C. Parenting children with health issues: Essential tools, tips, and tactics for raising kids with chronic illness, medical conditions, & special healthcare needs.
With chapters on helping your child at any age to dealing with the emotional impact a child's illness can have on parents and siblings, Parenting Children with Health Issues provides information to help the entire family deal with difficult health concerns.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Carol (Kate Beckinsale) falls in love with Steven (Matthew McConaughey) without knowing much about him other than he's the perfect man. But when Carol finds herself pregnant it forces Steven to expose his darkest secret, his family. Steven happens to be the only average sized person in a family of dwarfs including his twin brother Rolfe (Gary Oldman). Carol and Steven are then forced to come to terms with the fact that the fetus she carries may be born a dwarf.
The movie will be at 6:00 p.m. at Wells Library E174.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
IIDC has a specific center dedicated to the topic (the Center on Community Living and Careers) that can provide information about employment.
We also have numerous resources in our collection about employment. Here is a small sample of our newest materials:
- Griffin, C. (2007). The job developer's handbook: Practical tactics for customized employment. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co.
- Riley, C.A. (2006). Disability and business: Best practices and strategies for inclusion. Hanover : University Press of New England.
- Synatschk, K.O. (2007). Employment and career planning. Austin, TX: PRO-ED.
- Wehman, P. (2007). Real work for real pay: Inclusive employment for people with disabilities. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co.
As always, if you live in Indiana, contact CeDIR by phone at 800-437-7924 or via e-mail at cedir (at) indiana.edu to borrow these items.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Born into a world filled with prejudice are children who possess extraordinary and dangerous powers - the result of unique genetic mutations. Now they must protect those who fear them as the nefarious Magneto, who believes humans and mutants can never co-exist, unveils his sinister plan for the future.
Following the film, we will discuss the idea of "otherness as evil" and what parallels, if any, exist for minority groups in society. Other movies to be shown include Tiptoes (October 23) and Radio (November 6).
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Check out the article online and if you're interested in other resources about home accessibility, check out these materials from our library.
- Dobkin, I., & Peterson, M.J. (1999). Gracious spaces: Universal interiors by design. New York: McGraw-Hill.
- Hauss, S.E. (2003). Welcome to our house: One family's story on accessibility. Bloomington, IN: Indiana Institute on Disability and Community.
- Leibrock, C.A., & Terry, J.E. (1999). Beautiful universal design: A visual guide. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
- Ochoa, T. (2002). Welcome home: Designing for universal access [videorecording]. Bloomington, IN: Indiana Institute on Disability and Community.
- Olsen, R.V., Hutchings, B.L., & Ehrenkrantz, E. (2000). A house for all children: Planning a supportive home environmnet for children with disabilities [videorecording]. Newark, NJ: New Jersey Institute of Technology Press.
- Steven Winter Associates. (1997). Accessible housing by design: Universal design principles in practice. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
If you live in Indiana, contact CeDIR by phone at 800-437-7924 or via e-mail at cedir (at) indiana.edu to borrow these items.
- Armstrong, T. (1999). ADD/ADHD alternatives in the classroom.
: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. (Call Number: 40.4 .A757) Alexandria, VA
- Armstrong, T. (1995). The myth of the A.D.D. child: 50 ways to improve your child's behavior and attention span without drugs, labels, or coercion.
: Dutton. (Call Number: 20.4 .A75) New York
- Barkley, R.A. (1990). Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: A handbook for diagnosis and treatment.
New York: Press. (Call Number: 20 .4 .B37) Guilford
- Chara, K.A. (2004). Sensory smarts: A book for kids with ADHD or autism spectrum disorders struggling with sensory integration problems.
: Jessica Kingsley. (Call Number: 3 .C53) Philadelphia
- Garfinkel, B.D. (1987). What is attention deficit disorder and how does medication help?
Minneapolis: . (Call Number: 20 .4 .G37) PACER Center
- Janover, C. (1997). Zipper, the kid with ADHD.
: Woodbine House (Call Number: 6 .J35) Bethesda, MD
- Lovecky, D.V. (2004). Different minds: Gifted children with AD/HD, Asperger syndrome, and other learning deficits.
: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. (Call Number: 40 .4 .L68) New York
- Minskoff, E.H. (2003). Academic success strategies for adolescents with learning disabilities and ADHD.
: Paul H. Brookes. (Call Number: 40 .4 .M55) Baltimore, MD
- Moss, D.M. (1989). Shelley, the hyperactive turtle.
: Woodbine House. (Call Number: 6 .M67) Kensington, MD
- Nadeau, K.G. (1994). Survival guide for college students with ADD or LD.
: Magination Press. (Call Number: 40.4 .N34) New York
- Parker, H.C. (2005). The ADHD handbook for schools: Effective strategies for identifying and teaching students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
: Specialty Press. (Call Number: 40.4 .P3) Plantation, FL
- Pentecost, D. (2000). Parenting the ADD child: Can't do? won't do?
: J. Kingsley. (Call Number: 20.4 .P45) Philadelphia
- Rief, S.F. (1993). How to reach and teach ADD/ADHD children: Practical techniques, strategies, and interventions for helping children with attention problems and hyperactivity. West
: Center for Applied Research in Education. (Call Number: 40.4 .R54) Nyack, NY
- Strichart, S.S. (1998). Teaching study skills and strategies to students with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, or special needs (2nd ed.).
: Allyn & Bacon. (Call Number: 40.4 .S87 1998) Boston
- Walker, B. (2005). The girls' guide to AD/HD.
, Bethesda MD: Woodbine House. (Call Number: 20 .4 .W35) (2000). Teaching teens with ADD and ADHD: A quick reference guide for teachers and parents. Zeigler Dendy, C.A. : Woodbine House. (Call Number: 40.4 .Z45) Bethesda, MD
Friday, August 10, 2007
In the spirit of the event, you might want to check out the following books featuring the art work of people with disabilities. If you live in Indiana, contact CeDIR by phone at 800-437-7924 or via e-mail at cedir (at) indiana.edu to borrow these items.
Deifell, T. (2007). Seeing beyond sight: Photographs by blind teenagers.
: Chronicle Books. San Francisco, CA
- Lancelle, M. (2006). Sundays with Matthew: A young boy with autism and an artist share their sketchbooks. Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Co.
- Landalf, H. (1998). The secret night world of cats. Lyme, NH: Smith and Kraus.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Opened in April 2007, the Volunteers in Medicine clinic is run by volunteers and with support from Bloomington Hospital. The clinic offers at no cost:
- medications for chronic and acute illnesses with only a low-cost handling fee
- health education
- psychological counseling
- diagnostic laboratory and radiology testing at Bloomington Hospital
- womens health
- spine clinic
- behavioral and mental health
- dental care*
- pediatric care**
**Children of adults who qualify for care at the Volunteers in Medicine clinic will be referred to Southern Indiana Pediatrics for free care.
For more information including location and hours, check out the clinic's website.
Friday, August 3, 2007
- daily living
- and much more
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Dawn C. of Bloomington gets the Adapting Curriculum & Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms: A Teacher's Desk Reference.
Courtney H. of Solsberry gets the Quick Guide for Parents Series--a series of three books on special education.
Julie T. of Martinsville gets the Record Book for Individuals with Austim Spectrum Disorders.
The books will go out in the mail to each of the winners today. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all who stopped by our booth!
Monday, July 30, 2007
The government's information about reviewing your medical condition is listed here.
If you need assistance, you can call the Social Security Administration toll free at 1-800-772-1213.
Friday, July 27, 2007
If you feel that you have been the victim of discrimination in the workplace, you can file a charge through the Indianapolis office of the EEOC.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
For more information, read the story.
Monday, July 23, 2007
- Coyne, P., & Fullerton, A. (2004). Supporting individuals with Autism Spectrum disorder in recreation. Champaign, IL: Sagamore Pub.
- FitzRay, B. J. (2001). Alzheimer's activities: Hundreds of activities for men and women with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Windsor, CA: Rayve Productions.
- Newman, S. (2004). Stepping out: Using games and activities to help your child with special needs. New York: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
- Winnick, J.P. (2005). Adapted physical education and sport (4th ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. This item includes a fitness DVD.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Beverly Vicker, a speech pathologist with the Indiana Resource Center for Autism here at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, has written a great book to help parents of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) ensure that respite and alternative caregivers have all the information they need to "safely and reliably address the child's needs during the parents absence." It’s often difficult to think of all the details of the day which can be so important to a child with ASD, so to help parents Vicker has written this step-by-step manual.
Sharing Information about Your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder is a practical guide divided into five sections. Section I includes worksheets designed to help parents decide what to share and how to share it. Section II provides topic sheets for caregivers addressing issues associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Section III gives examples of two families’ information sharing practices. Section IV provides blank forms to create your own information packet. Section V covers a variety of reference resources, including a list of recommended further reading. Included with the book is a CD-ROM with electronic copies of the worksheets to make creating and updating your caregiver's information packet easier. This book is a “must have” for parents of children with ASD!
If you live in Northwest Indiana and have a spinal cord injury, or you are interested in supporting efforts to find a cure, you will want to check out this blog. Here you can find out about local meetings and outings as well as National Activities and opportunities to get involved in supporting new research.
Check it out at: http://nwiscig.blogspot.com
Monday, July 16, 2007
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Friday, June 29, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
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Friday, June 15, 2007
The three-day Power Soccer National Tournament was played at the Fishers Fieldhouse last weekend, during which 21 teams were featured from across the country, including eight from Indiana. Team USA, with four players hailing from Indiana, will travel to Tokyo Oct. 8-13 for the Power Soccer World Cup.
G O O O O O O O O O O O O O O A L !
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Friday, June 8, 2007
Wednesday afternoon, a semi truck in Michigan unknowingly pushed a man in a wheelchair down the road at approximately 50 mph. The rubber on the wheelchair's tires were mostly burned away when the truck stopped, but the man is safe and there was no other apparent damage to the wheelchair.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Monday, June 4, 2007
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Bradey, S. (2002). Ten things I learned from Bill Porter. Novato, CA: New World Library.
DeBaggio, T. (2003). Losing my mind: An intimate look at life with Alzheimer’s. New York: Free Press.
Karasik, J. (2003). The ride together: A brother and sister’s memoir of autism in the family. New York: Washington Square Press.
Linton, S. (2006). My body politic: A memoir. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
Scdoris, R. (2006). No end in sight: my life as a blind Iditarod racer. New York: St. Martin’s Press
Stimpton, J. (2004). Alex: The fathering of a preemie. Chicago: Academy Chicago.
Tammet, D. (2007). Born on a blue day: Inside the extraordinary mind of an autistic savant: a memoir. New York: Free Press.
Taylor, J. B. (2006). My stroke of insight: A brain scientist’s personal journey. Bloomington, IN: Author.
Indiana Residents: Contact us if you would like to check out any of these titles at email@example.com.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
In this blog, we will be providing our readers with book reviews, resources, news stories of interest to the disability community, and occasional spot lights on disability-related topics. If there is anything you'd like to see us cover, or if you have suggestions for us either about our library materials or services, please leave us a comment.