Monday, June 30, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Choosing which college to attend can be a daunting task, this is especially true when the student has an intellectual disability. In the past, these students were often not given the opportunity to attend college, but that's not the case today. The folks at the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts in Boston have put together a great website called ThinkCollege.net to help students and families find the right program for them! This site includes a searchable database of post-secondary programs that support students with intellectual disabilities, a resource guide with links to information to help students and their parents make informed decisions and much more. ThinkCollege.net is organized into different sections for students, families and professionals to help users quickly find the information they need most.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Also on this website there is a link to listen to Dale Brown talk about tips for summer reading on Parent's Journal, a national radio series.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Asperger's disorder is a common neuropsychiatric condition that affects children's abilities to understand and become involved in social interaction. When a child in your life struggles with Asperger's or Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NLD), developing social skills will be a particular challenge for him or her. This illustrated workbook--written by the founders of SuperKids, an innovative program that treats hundreds of children with Asperger's disorder each year--offers simple exercises you can use to facilitate this important process.
Knowing Yourself, Knowing Others includes activities that will help kids with Asperger's disorder and related conditions learn how to read social cues, avoid meltdowns, understand others' needs and intentions, resolve conflicts with friends, build basic nonverbal skills, and more.To find this title at a library near you, click here!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
With strategies for early detection and intervention, Could It Be Autism? provides direction for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders. Chapters cover diagnosis, treatment options, and short descriptions of various autism-related disorders, as well as parents' rights, talking to relatives or friends whose children may have autism, and coping with the situation. Author Nancy D. Wiseman, founder and president of First Signs, Inc., provides a "To Do Now" section at the end of every chapter to guide parents through the next steps they should take through the various stages of this disorder. To read more about this invaluable resource, check it out at CeDIR today, or click here to find it at a library near you.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
The China Doll by D.M. Rosner is a great children's introductory book to autism. The story is about a new doll that helps a little girl learn that differences may hide wonderful surprises. It is meant to teach children about other students with autism. The book also includes a section at the end for parents and educators with tips on how to facilitate interaction and understanding.
If you're an Indiana resident and interested in this book, contact us!
Not an Indiana resident, find this book at your local library!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Yesterday a podcast was posted on Learning About Autism One Yawn at a Time. One person in the room yawns, and suddenly the urge to follow suit takes hold of you as well, even if you aren't tired. Before long, the yawn has passed from person to person around the room. Find out what contagious yawns have to do with autism on this "Moment of Science." Check out the podcast here!
Our source is Scott Bellini here at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
On Saturday, June 14, VSA Arts is presenting a one-hour, family friendly performance of David Roche's signature one man show "The Church of 80% Sincerity" on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
Showtime is 6 pm East Coast (USA). The show will be video webcast live by the Kennedy Center. http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium/ There will be ASL interpretation, real time captioning and audio description of the show. Admission is free. After the live webcast the show will continue to be available at the same url.
David Roche is an inspirational humorist who has transformed the challenges and gifts of living with a facial disfigurement into a compelling message that uplifts and delights audiences around the world. He presents keynote speeches and entertainment for corporate, association, disability and educational events of all kinds. David Roche's recently published book based on his show, also titled "The Church of 80% Sincerity" is available in bookstores nationwide. www.davidroche.com
Monday, June 9, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
VSA arts is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1974 by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to create a society where people with disabilities learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts.
Check out the ArtWorks of Indiana website for more details or go to the VSArts website to download an online application!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Interested in this book? Indiana resident? Contact us!
Out of state? Find this book at your local library!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Coach Broyles' Playbook for Alzheimer's Caregivers: A Practical Tips Guide is book organized much like a coach's playbook. The author approached Alzheimer's disease much like he would have approached an opponent on the field, with a solid game plan and a dedicated team. He promised himself that someday he would share all that he had learned from his research and his experience with Alzheimer's disease to other families and now he is doing just that in this creative approach. The Playbook talks about the three stages of Alzheimer's disease which are the early, middle, and late stage. There is also a resource guide at the end of the Playbook that lists various contact information for organizations.
Are you an Indiana resident and interested in this book? Feel free to contact us!
If you don't reside in Indiana, find this book in your local library!