Friday, May 16, 2008
Written by John F. Tholen, Ph.D., Winning the Disability Challenge: A Practical Guide to Successful Living offers insight into how disabled individuals can lead successful, fulfilling lives and overcome feelings of helplessness and depression. The book includes 100 inspiring affirmations and offers advice on dealing with insurance companies, Medicaid, Social Security, and other organizations. It also provides tips on curing insomnia, coping with pain and distress, and maintaining wellness with diet, exercise, and relaxation. Anyone who has a physical disability that would like to learn more about improving the quality of everyday life will find this book beneficial. Check it out at CeDIR today!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
ADHD: Living Without Brakes by Martin L. Kutscher is the ideal source of information and advice for parents and professionals who are trying to keep up with children who are living without brakes. The author describes ADHD, its symptoms, and common difficulties parents face. The book mainly focuses on solutions and also includes a discussion on the role of medication in treating ADHD.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Looking for books on how to help young adults with disabilities transition to adulthood? Check out the following items in our collection!
Guiding Teens with Learning Disabilities: Navigating the Transition from High School to Adulthood by Arlyn Roffman, offers down-to-earth advice on mental health and wellness; disability law and protections afforded at various stages of a child's educational development; accommodations and services that can make a difference in the classroom, on the job, and in the community; and much more.
On Their Own: Creating an Independent Future for Your Adult Child with Learning Disabilities and ADHD by Anne Ford answers the many questions asked by parents of learning-disabled children as they enter adulthood, especially the one that haunts them daily: Will their children ever be able to live on their own, and how?
Make the Day Matter! Promoting Typcial Lifestyles for Adults with Significant Disabilities by Pamela M. Walker and Patricia Rogan. This book is a call to action and an in-depth guide to the most effective strategies giving service providers proven ideas for supporting adults with significant disabilities as they make a smooth transition from school to adult life; find employment; pursue interests; participate in secondary education; develop social relationships; explore opportunities for paid self-advocacy; and maintain active, healthy lifestyles.
Becoming Remarkably Able: Walking the Path to Talents, Interests, and Personal Growth by Jackie Marquette is an interactive workbook that shows you how the path to independent living is possible. It provides the guidance and the blueprint for helping professionals and parents move away from a deficit orientation to a celebration of the abilities and strengths of persons with autism and related disabilities.
Employment and Career Planning by Katherine Synatschk, Gary Clark, James Patton, and L. Rozelle Copeland contains 60 assessment tools that are organized into four sections: Interests and Preferences, Abilities and Skills, Career Exploration, and Job Search and Securing. This book emphasizes the opportunity we have to favorably influence the successful transition of our students.
Life Beyond the Classroom: Transition Strategies for Young People with Disabilities by Paul Wehman brings together the most comprehensive information on facilitating transitions for young people with mild, moderate, or severe disabilities.
Meeting the Challenge of Learning Disabilities in Adulthood by Arlyn Roffman. Readers hear from a diverse group of adults with learning disabilities, many of whom also have ADHD, as they describe how they've met disability-related challenges at work and at home. This book offers families, friends, and service providers a window into the experience of living with learning disabilities.
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Diverse Learners in the Mainstream Classroom is the first comprehensive book to bring together information about a wide range of diverse learners from PreK through high school, offering strategies and practices teachers can use to ensure that all learners succeed. This book presents research-based and classroom-based approaches for working effectively with diverse students across the content areas. Written in a reader-friendly, accessible style, it provides everything from the big picture to the everyday details teachers want.
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Monday, May 12, 2008
This year, June 20th through the 22nd, Saginaw, Michigan will host the first ever Thunder in the Valley Games for athletes with physical disabilities. Opening ceremonies, classification, and registration will take place on the first day, followed by the air rifle, field, and track competitions on the second. On Sunday, the event will conclude with an archery competition and an awards ceremony and banquet. The competitions are open to any athlete, and all proceeds will benefit Michigan Sports Unlimited, Inc., whose goal is to empower individuals with disabilities by providing access to recreational activities. For more information on this once a year event and to learn how you can be a sponsor, visit www.thunderinthevalleygames.com or call (888) 988-2553.