Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Alzheimer's documentary

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 Memory Bridge website:


Monday, November 12, 2007

A video for the family

Understanding brothers and sisters with asperger syndrome ( CeDIR Call Number: 20.31 .U6) provides four programs for siblings of children with Asperger's syndrome. Each program is geared toward a specific age group (ranging from 4 years through adult), and parents can watch the video with their children and discuss the information and techniques presented.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Stress and behaviors

With Thanksgiving and Christmas quickly approaching, we may find ourselves particularly stressed. For children with behavior problems, this time of the year can be particularly difficult. CeDIR owns a series of books called "How to Manage Behavior," including booklets such as
  • 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
If you live in Indiana and are interested in borrowing these or any of our other materials, contact CeDIR by phone at 800-437-7924 or via e-mail at cedir (at) indiana.edu.

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: www.livinginmuncie.xbuild.com