Thursday, December 18, 2008

Stop That!

Do you find yourself trying looking for new strategies to help address your child's noncompliance, aggression and repetitive actions? Then check out Beth Glasberg's new book "Stop that Seemingly Senseless Behavior" published by Woodbine House. This new volume in the popular "Topics in Autism" series uses a two part method to determine what the function of challenging behavior is and how it can be improved. Glasberg's methods are based on Functional Behavior Assessment [FBA]. In this volume you will find out how to prevent challenging behavior, customize interventions write behavior intervention plans and more. For more information about FBA, you can also check out Glasberg's other Book "Functional Behavior Assessment for People with Autism."

To check out these books and more on behavior related topics Indiana residents can call us at 800-437-7924, or email us at cedir@indiana.edu.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Universal Human Rights Month

Did you know that December is Universal Human Rights Month? Well now you do if you didn't already!

Know your rights or check them out here at this website on the Universal Declaration for Human Rights.

Check out these following new books pertaining to human rights:

The ABCs of the ADA: Your Early Childhood Program's Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act by Karren Ikeda Wood & Victoria Youcha. This book answers early childhood administrator's questions about legal issues surrounding inclusive programs and gives the reader everything they need to know to implement a successful plan that is in compliance with the ADA. The book also includes checklists, guidelines, and sample policy statements that programs can use to improve the physical accessibility of play areas, create parent handbook, operation manuals, etc.

Education for All: Critical Issues in the Education of Children and Youth with Disabilities
by Teresa Jimenez & Victoria Graf. This book is a result of the gathering of practitioners, advocates, policy makers, researchers, individuals with disabilities, and parents that gathered at Loyola Marymount University thirty years after the passing of the 1975 Education for All Handicapped Children Act to discuss the current practices in the field and make recommendations for the future.

If you are an Indiana resident and would like to borrow these books, contact us!

If you are not an Indiana resident, click here to go to WorldCat and find these books at your local library!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Accessibility with W3C

On December 11, 2008 W3C announced a new standard that will help Web designers and developers create sites that better meet the needs of users with disabilities and older users.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these. Following these guidelines will also often make your Web content more usable to users in general.

Check out the Guidelines here!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Advocacy Resource Book

Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book: What You Can Do Now To Advocate for Your Exceptional Child's Education by Rich Weinfeld and Michelle Davis teaches parents how to work with schools and achieve optimal learning situations and accommodations for their child's needs. The authors provide parents and professionals with concise, easy-to-understand definitions and descriptions of legal terms and school regulations, along with checklists, tips, questionnaires, and other tools.

Interested in this book and an Indiana resident? Contact us!

Not an Indiana resident? Find this book at your local library!