How To Get Services By Being Assertive

This handbook is written in direct response to the many parents and professionals who have expressed their feelings of frustration and impotence at their inability to get services.

I Think I Lost My Smile

Book Cover, I Think I Lost My Smile

A story all in rhyme, discusses the sadness a young boy feels when he moves to a new home, and how he finds his smile again.

I’m Here for You Now

Children thrive when they are surrounded by a loving and supportive family and community, and particularly during stressful times, children need reassurance that, no matter what the circumstances, they will be loved, nurtured, and protected. The soothing refrain, “I’m here for you now” serves as a calming reminder of that promise. The book includes eight… More I’m Here for You Now

Jenny Is Scared! When Sad Things Happen In The World

Book Cover, Jenny Is Scared! When Sad Things Happen In The World

Jenny and her brother Sam are scared – the TV has been playing news all day. They want to know what is going on. This story sensitively discusses how children’s fears and reactions to serious events can be addressed.

Kit Kitten and the Topsy-Turvy Feelings: A Story About Parents Who Aren’t Always Able to Care

Once upon a time there was a little kitten called Kit who lived with a grown-up cat called Kizz Cat. Kit Kitten couldn’t understand why sometimes Kizz Cat seemed sad and far away and others times was busy and rushing about. Many children live in homes where things are chaotic and parents or carers are… More Kit Kitten and the Topsy-Turvy Feelings: A Story About Parents Who Aren’t Always Able to Care

Lauren’s Kingdom

A beautiful book with a crucial message for kids: if something doesn’t feel right to you, speak up and don’t be ashamed. Lauren’s life changed the day the new babysitter came. With the help of her friend, Rodney, she finds the courage to use her voice and face her fears. Ages 4-8.

Laying Community Foundations For Your Child With A Disability: How To Establish Relationships That Will Support Your Child After You’re Gone

This practical guide shows families of children with developmental disabilities how to establish a network of non-paid people that can provide lasting relationships for their son or daughter. Parents discover, step-by-step, how to navigate the human side of estate planning. And, they find out how important it is to begin this process as early as… More Laying Community Foundations For Your Child With A Disability: How To Establish Relationships That Will Support Your Child After You’re Gone

Living with a Special Need: The Laws That Protect Youth with Special Needs

Book Cover, Living with a Special Need: The Laws That Protect Youth with Special Needs

This series educates young readers about a variety of special needs their peers live with every day. Millions of people with special needs experience problems like prejudice, limited opportunities, and difficulties accessing the facilities that should be freely available. Luckily, there are laws in place today to protect their rights. Read stories about young adults… More Living with a Special Need: The Laws That Protect Youth with Special Needs

Mommy and Daddy Are Fighting

Book Cover, Mommy and Daddy Are Fighting

A young girl tries to come to terms with her parents’ quarreling and fighting. Includes discussion questions for adults to use with children

My Best Friend Moved Away

What do you do when your best friend moves away? Will you ever have fun again? Or will you be bored and lonely for the rest of your life? Perfect for coping with those best-friend-moved-away-blues, Nancy Carlson’s wise and heartfelt story eases the pain of saying goodbye, while reassuring young readers that they can make… More My Best Friend Moved Away

My Mom Has a Bad Temper

Book Cover, My Mom Has a Bad Temper

A child learns that her mother’s anger is not her fault, and with some help, the family learns how to deal with it. Ages 4 and up.

Net Cetera Español

Netcétera es una guía para padres, maestros y otros adultos que pasan tiempo con niños. Esta guía ofrece recomendaciones e ideas prácticas para iniciar una conversación sobre redes sociales, privacidad, aparatos móviles, seguridad informática, mensajes de texto de contenido sexual y ciberacoso.

Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online

Book Cover, Net Cetera:  Chatting with Kids About Being Online

Net Cetera is a guide for parents, teachers, and other adults who spend time with kids. This guide offers practical tips and ideas for getting the conversation started about social networking, privacy, mobile devices, computer security, sexting, and cyberbullying.

No Guns For Me! Activity Book-Say No To Guns And Violence

Twenty short activities, accompanied by simple drawings, teach children how to deal with negative emotions and form positive, community-affirming responses. Each lesson also briefly discusses how to respond to situations where guns are involved

One of the Family (DVD)

In this video, four families introduce you to the complex world of “special needs” and show how every child is “one of the family.” (29 min.)

Our Wish

Book Cover, Our Wish

After their home is destroyed, Mrs. Bun E. Rabbit and her family find themselves in need of a helping hand. Come along with Ronny, Rachel, Ricky, Roberta, Rocky, Rupert, Rosie, and Mrs. Bun E. as they make the often difficult journey to their new home.