Friday, November 11, 2011
Got a kid who needs some extra help learning social skills? Social rules for kids: The top 100 social rules kids need to succeed is written in a fun kid-friendly style. From rules on making conversation to recognizing and avoiding bullying to learning good manners, this book will have a bit of something for everyone who needs help. Tips to remember at the end of each skill are presented again at the end of the book in the form of a list that could be copied and kept near at hand as a quick reminder.
Want to learn more about it? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Brrr! Did you bundle up today? Feel that nip in the air? Colder weather is approaching which means higher energy bills for all of us. For people with disabilities, that can be especially difficult. With that in mind, the Arc of Indiana is announcing the opening of this year's Winter Heating Assistance Program. This program can assist 300 low-income individuals with disabilities with $100 toward their winter heating bills. Funding for the Winter Heating Assistance Program comes from The Arc of Indiana's trust.
Guidelines for this program can be found here: http://www.arcind.org/upload/assets/pdfs/trust/2012%20winter%20heating%20assistance%20memo.pdf
To learn more about this program, visit: http://www.arcind.org/news/?naid=82
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Shy spaghetti and excited eggs: A kid's menu of feelings is a book for children to help them understand their emotions and how they can better manage them. Based on a restaurant theme, the menu lists choices such as Happy Hot Dog, Worried Watermelon, and Scared Shrimp. Each choice offers techniques to use when feelings get too big, and a Note To Parents page gives further tips and information about how to help children identify, experience, and manage their feelings.
Check out this playful title by emailing us at email@example.com or by using worldcat.org or Evergreen to find it in a library near you.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Interested in co-teaching or already co-teaching? Straight from staff right here at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community comes a new book that focuses on the communication and collaboration involved with co-teaching. Critical conversations in co-teaching: A problem-solving approach is a practitioner's guide to building quality relationships with colleagues. The authors first discuss the framework of communication needed and then use practical examples to show how co-teaching strategies can positively influence students' achievements.
Want to check it out? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Looking for an Android app for someone with sensory issues? Bord may be the answer for you! This colorful app allows users to create drawings using six different colors and three different chalk thicknesses. Drawings can be saved and emailed or can be uploaded to Facebook. This app also fully supports tablets with Android Honeycomb 3.0. To learn more about it, visit: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.pixle.bord&feature=apps_topselling_free#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLG51bGwsImNvbS5waXhsZS5ib3JkIl0.