A “Stranger” Among Us: Hiring In-Home Support For A Child With Autism Spectrum Disorders or other Neurological Differences

The decision to bring a stranger into your home to care for your child is a difficult one. However, after reading A Stranger Among Us: Hiring In-Home Support for a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorders or Other Neurological Differences, the process of hiring in-home care providers will seem much less intimidating. Based on the author’s… More A “Stranger” Among Us: Hiring In-Home Support For A Child With Autism Spectrum Disorders or other Neurological Differences

A Parent’s Guide To Developmental Delays: Recognizing and Coping With Missed Milestones In Speech, Movement, Learning and other Areas

This guide provides essential information for any parent with a child who might have cognitive, physical, or emotional delays. Easy to understand, reassuring, and up-to-date, the book covers everything concerned parents need to know. Using real-life examples and case studies along with checklists, exercises, and other hands-on advice, the book covers a range of delays… More A Parent’s Guide To Developmental Delays: Recognizing and Coping With Missed Milestones In Speech, Movement, Learning and other Areas

Ben, King Of The River

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Chad can’t wait for the camping trip. He just hopes his brother, Ben, won’t ruin it. Ben was born with a developmental disability, and though he’s five, he doesn’t always act it. Ben doesn’t like new things, and sometimes his behavior is embarrassing. Chad loves Ben, but life with him can be frustrating. The camping… More Ben, King Of The River

Catherine’s Story

What makes Catherine so special? She can’t talk, and she can’t walk like her cousin Frances can. But Catherine listens very closely, she walks in her special shoes, and her claps are so quiet that hardly anyone can hear them. These are some of the things that make Catherine special and, because her family knows… More Catherine’s Story

Cooking Made Easy

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Written especially for people just learning how to cook. Broken down into simple steps. Can be used with a young person with developmental or learning disabilities.

Leslie’s Story

A twelve year old girl, Leslie tells what her life is is like although she has an intellectual disability.

Lost In Laconia

This film traces the history of the Laconia State School, from its beginning in early 1900s until its closure in 1991. A thought provoking film examining the social values of the 20th century relative to individuals with disabilities and their families. Available in DVD format.

My Brother Matthew

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A realistic and compassionate tale, in which David tells what happens in his family, and what it is like to be the older brother of Matthew, born with disabilities. Conveys a siblings normal feelings of loneliness, rejection and impatience. Genuine and lively.

Riding The Bus With My Sister

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Elegantly woven throughout the odyssey are riveting memories of terrifying maternal abandonment, fierce sisterly loyalty, and astonishing forgiveness. Rachel Simon brings to light the almost invisible world of adults with developmental disabilities, finds unlikely heroes in everyday life, and, without sentimentality, portrays Beth as the endearing, feisty, independent person she is. This heartwarming memoir about… More Riding The Bus With My Sister

Seeing Is Believing: Video Self-Modeling for People with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

Video self-modeling (VSM) is a proven and effective method for teaching new or more advanced skills and behaviors to people with autism. The technique uses home-made videos (created by parents, teachers, or therapists) to demonstrate a desired behavior. The key feature of any self-modeling video is that the person modeling the behavior in the video… More Seeing Is Believing: Video Self-Modeling for People with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

Way To Go, Alex!

Book Cover, Way To Go, Alex!

Carly learns alot about her older brother, Alex, as she helps him train for and compete in the Special Olympics. She learns some lessons about what it truly means to “win” as well. Ages 6 and up.