Looking for a chance to donate this holiday season? A librarian at the Indiana School for the Blind has a request. Mrs. Abbott says, "I see great potential in 3-D printing allowing us to create items and representations of things like maps and even mathematical concepts so our students can experience them actually instead of only relying on a sighted person's description."
Preventing the Emotional Abuse and Neglect of People with Intellectual Disability shares the traumatic experiences faced by people with intellectual disability living in disability accommodation services. Through the narratives of nine people with intellectual disability and their family members, key issues concerning the problem are identified: the central role of systems; the cumulative impact of emotional and psychological abuse and neglect over time; recognition of the abuse by people with intellectual disability; and the lack of moral authority accorded to them in abuse acknowledgement and reporting.
Theo's Mood is a story about a class sharing how they feel after the weekend. One student, though, doesn't know whether he's in a good mood or a bad mood. As his classmates discuss all their feelings, Theo realizes that just one mood isn't enough!
Looking for information on Social Security and other State and Federal Benefits? The Center on Community Living and Careers is offering a two-day workshop for Indiana Social Service Professionals who work with family members and people with disabilities. Find out information on:
The Basics of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
SSI and SSDI Eligibility, Application, Appeals, and Overpayments
The Ticket to Work Program
HUD, Food Stamps, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Medicaid Eligibility and Work Incentives
Work Incentives for SSDI, SSI and Other State and Federal Benefit Programs
All the same great features that you know and love on Purple’s P3, available on a mobile app. P3 is a video-based telephone relay system for deaf and hard-of-hearing customers to place and receive VRS and VP calls over a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection.
Created for learners with special needs, this Speech and Skill Development Video Modeling Program will help your child learn social, self-help, communications, and play skills. Join John and learn what happens and how you behave wherever you go, whether it's a visit to a doctor or dentist or getting your hair cut. Speech, labeling, writing, reading, sequencing, modeling, generalization, and association to objects, actions and concepts are included.
Talking Is Hard for Me! features a lively, full-color illustrated children's story that follows a child and his family as they challenge, prompt, and support his communication efforts. Use this book to improve the communication skills of young children ages 3 through 7 who have speech differences due to autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, cleft lip/palate, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, hearing loss, or another condition.
Understanding and Teaching the At-Risk Adult Student can help teachers working with adult education of students who are at-risk due to their criminal backgrounds, substance abuse issues or undiagnosed learning disabilities. This book provides readers with an overview of the challenges of working with this population of students, presents research on their unique challenges as learners, and provides teachers with evidence-based practices to enhance the success of this adult learner population.
Moving out: A family guide to residential planning for adults with disabilities is all about finding the right residential situation for an adult with an intellectual disability. The process doesn't have to be overwhelming. The authors share decades of experience counseling families on housing options to help parents prepare themselves and their children for a new living arrangement. Discover the universal considerations most families should face before putting plans in place.
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According to an article in Indiana University's Indiana Daily Student, the IU Office of Disability Services for Students recently received two donations totaling more than $500,000 for scholarship money. Students who register with the office can apply for these scholarships even if they don't receive services from the office. DSS provides students with resources including referrals, peer mentors and classroom accommodations.
Looking for a practical book that provides evidence-based strategies for helping adults with ADHD? Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD might be just the thing. This guide will provide tools for the therapist to help clients build essential skills for time management, organization, planning, and coping. Leader Notes for therapists, in-session exercises, and reproducible take-home notes and homework assignments are included.
Have you seen the leaves? The trees were in full color last month and now the leaves are coming down like a gorgeous, colorful snowfall. Time to turn over a new leaf, or a new page! And turning the page on the calendar reminds us to reflect on the new items that arrived in the library the previous month.