Thursday, May 31, 2007

Soldiers with amputations back on active duty

Some troops who have lost limbs want to continue to serve in the armed forces. Now they can with the Pentagon's consent. Many of these soldiers are assigned to desk jobs, but a few have returned to the battlefield. Check out the article on

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Summer is almost here and soon it will be time to relax at the beach or in the backyard with a good book! Here are a few great memoirs to start you off:

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

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Welcome to CeDIR's latest information tool!

Whether you’re a person with a disability, someone who supports people with disabilities, or a researcher in the field, CeDIR can help meet your information needs. It is our mission to be the primary disability library for residents of the state of Indiana by providing access to current, quality materials and services.

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.