Thursday, February 28, 2013

Next to Normal

Thinking you might need some entertainment after Spring Break? Cardinal Stage Company in Bloomington is offering theater performances of a new rock musical called "Next to Normal." It is the story of a suburban mom's struggle with bipolar disorder and her family's heroic efforts to hold it all together. For more information about this production, please visit:

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Breaking Bad News to People with Intellectual Disabilities

From the book description for How to Break Bad News to People with Intellectual Disabilities:
"This book offers a unique and flexible model that can be used by practitioners to ease the process of breaking bad news to people with intellectual disabilities. The result of a 2 year research study, the model addresses the many complex needs of this group and can be adapted to fit individual communication abilities and levels of understanding. The book explores the study's insights and offers highly practical and effective tips that will help carers and practitioners ensure that bad news is relayed as sensitively and successfully as possible."

Want to check it out? Email us at or use to find it in a library near you.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

AAC Film Screening Next Week

Interested in Augmentative/Alternative Communication, AAC devices and their impact on the lives of people with communication disorders? Next Monday, there will be a screening of the film "Only God Could Hear Me" at the Indiana University Cinema. The event is free but tickets are required to attend.

For more information on this event, please visit:

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mental Health and Employment Support

"Employment is the highest priority for many people with severe mental illness and it is a central aspect of recovery." So begins the book description of Individual Placement and Support: An Evidence-Based Approach to Supported Employment, a book that is written for professionals and researchers working with those with psychiatric disabilities and those in mental health and social service settings.

Want to check it out? Email us at or use to find it in a library near you.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Good news for racing fans

According to an article from, the 100+ year old Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one step closer to getting public funds for large upgrades to not only becoming viable for use at night but also more accessible. Plans include renovating the stands, upgrading facilities and installing high-tech video boards. The Speedway plans to spend at least $10 million to make the facility compliant with the American With Disabilities Act.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Disability History of the United States

Book description:
A Disability History of the United States pulls from primary-source documents and social histories to retell American history through the eyes, words, and impressions of the people who lived it. As historian and disability scholar Nielsen argues, to understand disability history isn’t to narrowly focus on a series of individual triumphs but rather to examine mass movements and pivotal daily events through the lens of varied experiences.

Interested? Email us at to check out this title or use to find it in a library near you.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Mobile App Monday - See Me Go Potty

Here's an Android app that can help teach your child, with or without disabilities, to use the toilet, wash their hands, and feel great about the accomplishment. You can create an avatar that resembles your child to help close the gap in learning by allowing your child to see him/herself stepping through the entire restroom process. The app also has an "Accident Scene" to help them learn about what an accident is.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Deaf-Blind Reality: Living the Life

Ever wondered what life was really like for people who have a combination of vision and hearing loss? Deaf-Blind Reality: Living the Life explores just that. Twelve individuals who are both blind and deaf were interviewed and the results make very interesting reading. Learn about how the interviewees deal with treatment, education, careers, communication, and rehabilitation.

Want to check it out? Email us at or use to find it in a library near you.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Early Intervention Teaming Handbook

Looking for help with coordinated, family-centered services for young children and families? Early childhood professionals might find answers in The early intervention teaming handbook: The primary service provider approach. Learn about the primary service provider (PSP) approach to teaming with this book. It clearly takes the reader through the logistics and the benefits of using teams to strengthen care and services for families.

Want to check it out? Email us at or use to find it in a library near you.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Mobile App Monday - IStudiez Pro

iStudiez Pro can help with...







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Friday, February 8, 2013

The RTI Startup Guide

Want to learn about HOW to put together an RTI system in your school? The RTI Startup Guide: Tools and Templates for Schoolwide Implementation is an all-inclusive guide that outlines the steps to establish an RTI team and system. The book features checklists, forms, templates, examples, and tools necessary to streamline implementation. Written by an educator with over 20 years of experience in schools and coordinated the RTI system in her district.

Interested? Email us at to check out this title or use to find it in a library near you.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

New Transition Handbook

From the book description:
"To help students with disabilities make a smooth transition from high school to adulthood, you need proven and practical strategies that prepare them for success in an increasingly complex world. You'll find more than 500 research-based, teacher-tested support strategies in The New Transition Handbook—the modern transition guide for today's students and the professionals who support them."

Want to know more? Email us at to check out this title or use to find it in a library near you.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

What's New?

January is gone. How did that happen? And the snow is melting! Is tomorrow really going to be in the 50's? Before we start looking for warmer weather, though, let's take a look back at the new materials in the library. From ADHD to communication issues to employment of people with disabilities, we received quite an assortment of new library materials last month.

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Audiotorium Class & Meeting Notes

Now with iOS5 support, Audiotorium Class & Meeting Notes is an app that allows you to record, organize, review and share your audio and text notes from your meetings, classes, and conferences. With its beautiful interface and unique approach to organizing notes by Category and Subject, you'll always be able to find the notes you want, fast.

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