Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Before the Special Education Referral

Before the Special Education Referral: Leading Intervention Teams by Matthew Jennings presents school leaders with a step-by-step, four phase model for developing, leading, and evaluating effective prereferral intervention teams. Jennings provides numerous reproducible tools that can be used for facilitating implementation and staff training.

Are you an Indiana resident and interested in this book? Contact us!

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

Friday, January 9, 2009

History, Progress, Transformation

Last year, the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy unveiled at their Summit on Disability Employment Policy a photographic exhibit on disability history and employment. This exhibit documented the lives of people with disabilities throughout the last century--from confinement and segregation to employment and inclusion.The photos are a powerful reminder of how the lives of people with disabilities have changed through the years and ends with a vision for the future.

CeDIR has received a copy of the commemorative book, History, Progress, Transformation: Vision of the Future based on the exhibit. To check it out, give us a call!

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Are you caring for someone who is aging, ill, or has a disability? In her book, Caresharing: A reciprocal approach to caregiving and care receiving in the complexities of aging, illess or disability, Marty Richards talks about moving beyond basic caregiving into a relationship of interdependence between the caregiver and the care receiver by focusing on the spiritual and emotional aspects of the relationship.

Indiana residents may check out this book from CeDIR, others can use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Did you hear...Nutrition


Batshaw, M. L., Pellegrino, L., Roizen, N. J. (Eds.). (2007). Children with disabilities. . Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co.

Pascal., C. (2006). The whole foods allergy cookbook: Two hundred gourmet & homestyle recipes for the food allergic family. . Ridgefield, CT: Vital Health Pub.

Heller, T., Marks, B., & Ailey, S. H. [2004]. Exercise and nutrition health education curriculum for adults with developmental disabilities [electronic resource]. Chicago: University of Illinois at Chicago, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities.

Story, M., Holt, K., & Sofka, D. (Eds.). (2002). Bright futures in practice: Nutrition. . Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health.

Medlen, J. E. G. (2002). The Down syndrome nutrition handbook: A guide to promoting healthy lifestyles. . Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.

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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!