Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Faith and disability

Anyone interested in the topic of faith and disability will want to read the following IndyStar article.

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.
CeDIR Call No. 46 .H83

Rife, Janet Miller. From barriers to bridges : a community action guide for congregations and people with disabilities.
CeDIR Call No. 20 .R54

Believing, belonging, becoming [videorecording]. Copies available in English and Spanish.
CeDIR Call No. 46 .B45 / 46 .B45 Spanish

Monday, October 22, 2007

New Books at CeDIR

Here is just one of the new arrivals at CeDIR this month:

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.

CeDIR Call No. 52.C5

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

Movie night

On October 23, CeDIR and the Undergraduate Library will be co-sponsoring the film, Tiptoes.

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

Living in Muncie, Indiana: Perspectives from People with Disabilities

Jody Courtney, in cooperation with The Muncie Mayor's Council for People with Disabilities, has developed an amazing disability awareness resource to help people better understand what it's like for people with disabilities. This publication is made up of 30 essays covering a wide range of topics including, acquiring a disability in adulthood, marriage and children, employment, accessible housing and more. To download your free copy of "Living in Muncie, Indiana: Perspectives from People with Disabilities" visit:

Friday, October 5, 2007

CeDIR Training Calendar

Would you like to stay informed of disability-related training events? Then come check out (and perhaps bookmark) our Training Calendar. Our calendar listings include on-site and online distance learning events held in Indiana, across the country, and occasionally around the world. Be sure to check back periodically for updates.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

CeDIR Citings Fall 2007

Are you interested in finding out more about what's happening at CeDIR? Perhaps you would like to know more about Down Syndrome? Check out the latest edition of CeDIR Citings, our semi-annual newsletter!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Working hard

Because October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, CeDIR would like to emphasize the presence of people with disabilities in the workforce.

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) to borrow these items.