Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
There is a powerful story called Welcome to Holland that has been read knowingly by parents of children with disabilities. Jennifer Graf Groneberg read this story too and it influenced her new book: Road map to Holland: How I found my way through my son's first two years with Down syndrome.
After giving birth to twins, one of Jennifer's sons was diagnosed with Down syndrome. This book is a powerful, honest book about discovering the diagnosis and learning how to best love and help your child even when they're on a different journey than anticipated. Indiana residents can contact us at 812-855-9396 or cedir [at] indiana [dot] edu to borrow this book. Out-of-state residents can find the book at a local public library.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
CAST Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Curriculum Self-Check
This site helps you apply UDL principles in your teaching to reach and engage all of your students. The goal of UDL is to enable all individuals to gain knowledge, skills and enthusiasm for learning. Learn about UDL, Check Your Curriculum, or Explore Resources for ideas on how to build options and flexibility into each element of your curriculum.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) recognizes that every learner is unique and processes information differently. UDL is based on CAST's research related to three primary brain networks (recognition network, strategic network, and affective network) and the roles they play in understanding these differences. UDL provides a framework to create and implement lessons with flexible goals, methods, materials, and assessments that support learning for all students.
Check out this website!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Check out one of our new books on Asperger Syndrome!
Asperger Syndrome & Social Relationships: Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome by Genevieve Edmonds and Luke Beardon was described as being "essential reading to understand the social abilities of adults with Asperger's Syndrome. The contributors each have different personalities and experiences, but together they provide a range of strategies to encourage people with Asperger's syndrome to achieve the social relationships they desire." In this book, adults with AS discuss social relationships, offer advice and support for others with AS and provide necessary insights into AS perspectives for those working and interacting with them.
Are you a resident of Indiana and interested in this book, contact us!
Not an Indiana resident, find this book at your local library!
Monday, May 5, 2008
If you or someone you know is looking for accessible housing in the Indianapolis area, one site you should definitely look at is Indiana Housing Now. Here, users can filter results so that they show only those that are accessible for individuals with disabilities. Results can also be narrowed by price and number of bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as proximity to shopping, hospitals, and public transit. The site will even help you calculate your moving costs! Check it out today to see the housing opportunities available in the area.