Friday, December 20, 2013

Happy Holidays!

The library is closing today at 4:00. Here's to a very happy holidays for everyone!

We'll be back at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 6th.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Helen Keller's Best Friend Belle

Have you ever heard about Belle? Many of us know the story of Helen Keller's amazing life, but in Helen Keller's Best Friend Belle, we learn about her amazing love for her dog. This picture book of Helen Keller's early life offers readers an introduction to her beloved dog, Belle, who is with Helen every step of the way.

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

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Learning disability: Theory to practice

Learning disability: Theory to practice offers two major objectives: it provides up-to-date information on theories and current practices in teaching those with learning disabilities, and it demonstrates the effectiveness of two major techniques of intervention--cognitive behavior therapy and computer-assisted instruction--through a series of case studies.

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

Monday, December 16, 2013

Mobile App Monday - Holiday Apps

Today on Mobile App Monday, we thought you might like to see a list of the 10 Best Holiday Apps for Kids according to Both Christmas and Hanukkah are included here, and the fact that there are actually 11 apps on the list is just a gift!

To view the list, please visit:

Friday, December 13, 2013

Holiday Hours

On Thursday, December 19th, the library will be closed for staff functions. We will be open on Friday, December 20th and then closed again on Monday, December 23rd. We will re-open after the holidays on Monday, January 6th.

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Disaster preparedness for people with disabilities

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has put together a unique instructional video containing information specific to Americans with disabilities or other access and functional needs regarding emergency or disaster preparedness. See the video at:

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

E-learning and Disability in Higher Education

E-Learning and Disability in Higher Education evaluates current accessibility practice and critiques the extent to which 'best' practices can be confidently identified and disseminated. This second edition has been fully updated and includes a focus on research that seeks to give 'voice' to disabled students in a way that provides an indispensable insight into their relationship with technologies and the institutions in which they study.

Want to check it out? Email us at

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Life with cerebral palsy, as documented by a twin

Photojournalist Chris Capozziello has put together a book of pictures documenting his twin brother's life during the last thirteen years. His brother, Nick, has cerebral palsy, and the project was developed as a way to help Chris learn about life, suffering, and faith.

This book is on pre-order for the library. We'll let you know when it is ready to circulate. In the meantime, here is a link to the article on Chris and Nick from NPR:

Monday, December 9, 2013

Epilepsy and brain science

According to an article at NPR, scientists having been using patients who have epilepsy to study the way our brains work. By implanting tiny electrodes in various parts of the brain, doctors can learn more about which parts of the brain control movement, speech, and even the will to persevere.

To read the entire article, please visit:

Friday, December 6, 2013

Snow Day!

Well, it's a winter wonderland here in Southern Indiana!  CeDIR will be closed today, but we will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 9th.  Please email us at if we can be of service!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Charity Questions Traditional Body Image

This past Tuesday was this year's International Day Of Disabled Persons. As part of a new campaign called “Because Who Is Perfect? Come Closer,” the Swiss charity Pro Infirmis sought to expose the public to a wide range of body types through clothing store mannequins.

To read the article from Medical Daily and view the video of reactions to the mannequins, please visit:

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Story of Intellectual Disability: An Evolution of Meaning, Understanding, and Public Perception

The Story of Intellectual Disability: An Evolution of Meaning, Understanding, and Public Perception is filled with contributions by the country's most celebrated disability experts. It offers a look at how intellectual disability has been understood from prehistoric times to present with illustrations and images rounding out the story.

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

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Best Books of 2013

Looking for some award-winning nonfiction to read during the upcoming holidays? has put together their Best Books of 2013. Their top pick just happens to be a book that CeDIR has in the library: Temple Grandin's "The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum."

Want to see the rest of the list? Please visit:

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

Monday, December 2, 2013

New Items in the Library

Wondering what's new in the library? Last month, we received several titles for our children's collection along with some on the autism spectrum. Want to see the list? Please visit: