Tuesday, June 8, 2010

LAST CALL: The ADA Survey Closes June 15

Time is running out for you to SPEAK YOUR MIND about your community’s progress in implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act! How well is the ADA being implemented? What still needs to be done?

The ADA Survey will close on JUNE 15th. We currently have just over 600 responses, but we’d like to try for 750, even 1000! So if you aren’t one of those 600 respondents, please become one very soon! Feel free to pass this on to your friends, family, and co-workers.


It takes only about 10-15 minutes.

The results of the ADA SURVEY will be used to create Indiana’s 2010 “Report Card,” which will be a highlight of our state’s ADA Celebration in July. It will also be useful as a tool to educate policy makers, administrators and the public about what priorities need to be addressed so that Indiana communities meet the goals of the ADA.

To request the survey in an alternative format, or for additional information, contact Dr. Vicki Pappas by phone: 1-800-825-4733 or e-mail beheard@indiana.edu.

The 2010 ADA Survey is being conducted by the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, the Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, and Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services, in conjunction with the Great Lakes ADA Center in Chicago.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Early Intervention in Action

Early Intervention in Action: Working Across Disciplines to Support Infants with Multiple Disabilities and Their Families is an electronic enriched textbook for pre-service professionals, as well as professionals in the field. Included in the text book are video demonstrations of key concepts, learning objectives and self-assessments and specialized, hard to find information compiled together in one place!

Learners will find out more about applying reccomened practices with specialized populations, coordinating services and receive practical guidance on key topics. Want to see for yourself? Call us at (812) 855-9396.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

CeDIR is going to be moving to our Administration building here at the Institute! If you come to visit us we will be located in the same building you stop at to get your parking permit. We will be closed June 11th-15th for the move. Please visit us in our new location starting June 16th.

We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Working with Families

In Working with Families of young Children with Special Needs, edited by R.A. McWilliam, leaders in the the area of early education provide practical, systematic advice for providing the best service to these families.

This book covers everything from identifying what supports families already have, coordinating with families, home visits, challenging behavior and more. Throughout the book, the authors attempt to approach each topic with three values in mind:
1. Conducting interventions with children in the context of everyday routines
2. working with families in a family-friendly manner, and
3. concentrating of family quality of live vs. just on child competence.

Interested in taking a closer look? Email us! Live outside of Indiana? Find it in a library near you!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Nursing Care

Nursing Care for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: An Integrated Approach by Cecily Betz and Wendy Nehring is a new textbook for nurses to help them in their goals to provide the best care for individuals with disabilities. This book gives a general overview and history of the topic, care guidelines, information on specific disabilities, and more!

Want a closer look? Call us at 812-855-9396. Not an Indiana Resident? Find it at a Library near you!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Planning a visit to CeDIR?

Because our patrons are scattered throughout the state, it's a special treat when we get to meet you in person! If you are planning a trip to Bloomington and you would like to stop by CeDIR and browse the collection or check out materials here are some things to know:

  • If you have a specific topic in mind, or you would like research help, give us a call ahead of time (800-825-4733) and we'll be sure to have materials and resources you might be interested in all set and ready for you to begin exploring!
  • Once you get here, it may at first appear that there isn't any parking available to you...no worries! Just park in any "C" spot and stop by the Information Desk in Building "A" for a free pass.

Monday - Friday

If these times don't work for your schedule, let us know! We'd be happy to set up a time for you to come in and visit.

Have a great summer and we hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

People who care about you

Continuing the series on the 40 Developmental Assets is the book on the supports asset: People who care about you. This 91-page book will help kids learn the value of adding support at home, at school, in their neighborhood, in faith communities, and with their friends. Within each child's vignette are ideas on how children can increase the support they need in their lives.

Interested in checking this one out? Send us a message!

Not an Indiana resident? Check worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Proud to be you

Another in a series of books on the 40 Developmental Assets, this 88 page book, Proud to be you, is packed with ideas on creating and maintaining a positive identity. Stories about kids who are practicing having a positive identity for themselves plus ideas to try in the home, at school, in the neighborhood, in faith communities, and with friends can be found in this volume. If you know a kid who is in need of a boost with positivity, contact us and check it out!

Not an Indiana resident? Use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Smart ways to spend your time

Do you know a kid who is a couch potato? Maybe she spends all of her time on the computer. Does he need ideas for places to go instead of just sitting around? Smart ways to spend your time has just that! Ideas are suggested, commercial-like, inside vignettes featuring kids who are also in need of adding the asset of constructive use of time in their lives. Ideas are offered in topics: At Home, At School, In Your Neighborhood, In Your Faith Community, and With Your Friends.

This book is part of a series called The Adding Assets Series for Kids. Each book in the series focuses a few of the 40 Developmental Assets that researchers have identified as necessary for kids to have in their lives.

Interested? Contact us.

Don't live in Indiana? Check worldcat.org to see libraries who have it in your area.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Motivation Breakthrough

Author Richard Lavoie shares his knowledge and experience in The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child. Parents and teachers alike will benefit from learning proven techniques and strategies on the six different motivation styles laid out in this book. Lavoie suggests ways parents and teachers can work together to help children succeed in the classroom and in life, with specific suggestions on how to work with children with learning disabilities.

Want to check it out? Email us!

Not an Indiana resident? Check Worldcat for options in your area.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Social Research Methods

From the land Down Under comes Social Research Methods, a book written by active researchers in Australia. This second edition includes new chapters on designing social research, measurement and sampling, and working with SPSS using quantitative data. Prominent Australian researchers provide insight into current field work. Online resources extend the book's range of teaching and learning.

Interested in checking out this resource? Contact us!

Not an Indiana resident? Check worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Rate your community’s implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act at The Polling Place

People with disabilities, their family members, and their advocates are invited to complete the 2010 ADA POLL, a survey about how Indiana communities are doing with implementation of the ADA. It’s important that your voices are heard when accessibility and discrimination issues are being addressed in your community! So don’t delay – let us know what you have to say!

To request the survey form in an alternative format, or for additional information, contact Dr. Vicki Pappas by phone: 1-800-825-4733 or e-mail: beheard@indiana.edu.

Monday, May 17, 2010

How do they decide?

Ever wondered what criteria the Social Security Administration uses to decide who gets disability benefits? Their website has the answers. Learn all about their five-step process, updated January 2010, that helps the SSA make decisions about benefits. Also find a list of frequently asked questions on the process. To find out more about what you can do online or to locate a Social Security office near you, go to http://www.ssa.gov/onlineservices/.