|"Aunt Katie's Visit"|
"Aunt Katie's Visit" is a great first book on disabilities for children and adults to read and have a conversation about people with disabilities.
|"IQ of 63-So What!" Going Beyond Everybody Else's Expectations|
Ben shares his story. His message is clear as explains why Inclusion in the classroom is so important for students with disabilities.
|"Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children"|
This report is about the many barriers faced by parents who have disabilities. It also suggests ways to make things better.
|"Self Before Sex–Perspectives on Support, Self-Esteem and Sexuality" in Adults with Down Syndrome|
This chapter appears in Dr. Sig Pueschel's newest book, Adults with Down Syndrome, to be released spring of 2006. The chapter is written from a parent point-of-view with invited contributions from five adults in Canada and the U.S. who have Down syndrome.
|‘My Thinker’s Not Working’ A National Strategy for Enabling Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Affected by Dementia to Remain in Their Community and Receive Quality Supports|
This report is about dementia and people with intellectual disabilities. It provides a national action plan.
|2010 Priced Out The Housing Crisis for People with Disabilities|
This report talks about how hard it is for people with disabilities to find housing they can afford.
|45 Effective ways for hiring smart: How to predict winners and losers in the incredibly expensive people reading game|
This book provides concrete information about effective selection strategies for hiring new employees.
|A Client Called Noah|
This is the third of three books about Noah and his family. This book tells about Noah's transition from living with his family to living in a variety of institutional and group home settings during his teenage and young adult years.
|A Comprehensive Guide to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities|
This is a textbook with a broad range of information about people with intellectual disabilities. It also has information helpful to
family members, educators, social workers, researchers, and health professionals.
|A Good Life - For You and Your Relative with a Disability|
PLAN's (Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network) inspirational resource guide on long range planning for individuals with disabilities. A Good Life has been written for families, advocates, friends, professionals and care providers
|A Guide to Consent|
This guide explores policy, legal, and programmatic implications of topics vital to self-determination.
|A Part or Apart? Disability and Inclusion in the Faith Community|
This photo essay shows people with disabilities being included in their faith communities. There are also written stories about disability and inclusion, and a discussion guide to help everyone talk about what they see.
|A Pattern of Silent Tears|
This is the first novel by a Latina woman who has cerebral palsy. It is about women in Costa Rica and their struggle to survive among people reluctant to give up suffocating traditions of male oppression and strict interpretation of religious doctrine.
|A Practical guide for Facilitating Behavioral/Psychiatric Assessment for Persons with Mental Retardation|
This book provides a simple outline for the assessment of problem behaviors, general criteria for the most common psychiatric disorders, and tips for helping with diagnosis.
|A Practical Guide for Health Management of Aging Adults with Mental Retardation|
A book providing an outline of physical, and mental health issues common in older adults with developmental disabilities.
|A Practical Guide to Assessing Medical Issues Associated with Behavorial/Psychiatric Problems in Persons with Intellectual Disabilities|
This book explains how medical issues may cause behavioral issues.
|A Practical Guide to Assessment and Management of Sleep Disorders in Persons with Developmental Disabilities|
This book provides a general discussion of normal sleep function and sleep disorders. It explains normal sleep, and problems with sleep both for the general population and for persons with developmental disabilities.
|Adult Autism and Employment A Guide for Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals|
This handbook helps professionals who work with people who have autism to get a job.
|Adults with Down Syndrome|
This book addresses issues that affect adults with Down syndrome. It highlights research and gives practical advice to these adults, as well as their families and friends, to support them in leading healthy and independent lives.
|Advice for Advisors: People First|
Written by People First of Canada, this is a handbook for those who act as advisors to self-advocacy groups. Explains what self-advocacy is, how to make it work, the People First movement, empowerment, and qualities of a good advisor.
|Aging with a Developmental Disability|
A paper about the special needs of elders who have developmental disabilities. It was made in Canada
|Aging with Intellectual Disabilities and Later-Life Family Caregiving|
This chapter, located in volume seven of an eleven-volume set entitled "Comprehensive Clinical Psychology" looks at caregiving of older adults with intellectual disabilities and how aging affects families, services and supports and future planning.
|Alphabet Kids - From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome|
The book "Alphabet Kids" is a guide to developmental, neurobiological, and psychological disorders for parents and professionals
|America According to Connor Gifford|
This is an easy to read book on American History. It was written by a man with Down Syndrome.
Apostrophe is a quarterly magazine that publishes stories by, about and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This magazine highlights the abilities and talents of people with disabilities.
|Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety|
This book has advice on ways people who have Asperger's can effectively manage anxiety.
|Aspies on Mental Health Speaking for Ourselves|
This book has stories of people with ASD talking about their experiences with mental health issues.
|Assessment of Parenting Competency in Mothers with Mental Illness|
A book with ideas about whether a person with mental illness will be a good parent.
|Augmentative and Alternative Communication (4th Edition)|
This book explains communication technologies that help people meet their communication needs.
|Australasian Code of Ethics for Direct Support Professionals|
A guide for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) on how to work in the best interests of people with disability, especially where difficult decisions have to be made and people's values and priorities are challenged or questioned.
|Autism & Alleluias|
A book written by the mother of young adult with Autism. She uses the stories gathered over many years to explain what her life has been like. The author also explains how Christianity helped her.
|Autism Spectrum Disorders and AAC|
A textbook about helping children and adults with autism learn to talk using assistive devices and alternative methods.
|Autism Spectrum Disorders from A to Z: Assessment, Diagnosis, and More|
This book is for parents, professionals and others and is a resource guide for symptoms, definitions, assessments and diagnoses of the variety of autism spectrum disorders.
It is also available in Spanish
|Away From the Public Gaze|
This is an extensive document that chronicles the history of the Fairview institution in Oregon and the experiences of the residents.
|Be Healthy Information Program (B-HIP) brochures|
The Be Healthy Information Program (B-HIP) includes 6 colorful FREE brochures to help children and adults with disabilities understand how to live a healthy lifestyle. Each is available in both English and Spanish and can be downloaded for free.
|Behavior Modification for Persons with Developmental Disabilities: Treatments and Supports - Volume I|
This book is the first of two that is designed to give readers the most recent information on behavior modification and people with intellectual disabilities.
|Behavior Modification for Persons with Developmental Disabilities: Treatments and Supports - Volume II|
Volume 2 of a book designed to update readers on some of the more recent developments in the field of dual diagnosis, as applied to those with intellectual disabilities.
|Behavioral Supports: Individual Centered Interventions, A Multimodal Functional Approach|
This book tells how to use many medical features to develop ways to treat people with behavior problems.
|Being A Leader|
A book to help people learn how to be a leader. It was written by a self-advocate.
|Building a Joyful Life with your Child who has Special Needs|
A book for parents about staying healthy and strong while raising a child who has special needs.
|Building an internship program: Info-Line|
This is a 16 page booklet that describes the process of building an internship program. It describes selection techniques, oreintation and training guidelines, supervision strategies and evaluation strategies.
|Building Communities from the Inside Out: A Path toward Finding and Mobilizing a Community's Assets|
This guide to "asset-based community development" summarizes lessons learned by studying successful community-building initiatives in hundreds of neighborhoods across the United States.
|Building Community Connections: Designing a Future That Works|
Trainer's manual for a workshop designed to teach individuals with disabilities to utilize their contacts in a job search.
|Building New Worlds: for Students with Disabilities in Transition from High School to Adult Life|
Building New Worlds describes the transition process that students with disabilities and their allies are creating to assure that they will be active participants in family and community life upon graduation from high school.
|California Direct Support Professional Training Curriculum|
A two-year curriculum for those who work in residential care environments.
|Career Pathmaker: A toolkit for entering careers in human services and health care|
Career pathmaker is designed to help people interested in careers in human services or health care. It provides information about job requirements and workstyles to help people determine if they match expectations of people working in helping professions.
|Characteristics of Selective Mutism: Evidence For An Anxiety Related Etiology|
This book provides the data of responses to questionnaires from over 400 families about Selective Mutism. The questionnaires have 165 questions, covering everything about Selective Mutism and the responses provide much needed info on the disorder.
|Christmas in Purgatory: A Photographic Essay on Mental Retardation|
This book is a classic photo essay of living conditions in institutions. It was first published in 1964 and was a foundational work in reform efforts.
|Cognitive Counseling for Person with Special Needs|
[This book] questions our motivation for applying behavior modification strategies to the complex issues of an individual with a disability. -- Gunnar Dybwad
|Combating Violence and Abuse of People with Disabilities: A Call to Action|
A book about helping people with disabilities fight violence and abuse—and take charge of their bodies and lives.
|Comfort Training Manual|
A manual to help people help other persons with developmental disabilities and phobias to overcome their fears.
|Community Recreation and People with Disabilities: Strategies for Inclusion (2nd edition)|
A book showing the best ideas to design, implement, and evaluate inclusive recreation programs.
|Conversion to Integrated Employment|
This publication tells about organizations that have closed a segregated program and replaced it with integrated employment (or other activities) for people with disabilities. Available as a monograph (two volumes) or a two-page summary.
|Cooking by Color: Recipes for Independence|
This is a cookbook made so it is easy for everyone to use. It uses colors and words to help people find the information they need, and learn to be good cooks.
|Costs and Outcomes of Community Services for People with Intellectual Disabilities|
This book presents information about costs and outcomes of services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The main focus is on community services in the USA, but there are also contributions from the UK and Australia.
|Costs and Outcomes of Community Services for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities|
This brief brought together available research on the costs and outcomes of community services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
|Counselling People with Developmental Disabilities Who Have Been Sexually Abused|
A book and video designed to assist professionals who provide treatment.
|Crisis: Prevention and Response in the Community|
This book provides a look at crisis services for people with developmental disabilities and how they impact the surrounding community.
|Developing Cross-Cultural Competence A Guide for Working with Children and Their Families, Fourth Edition|
This book is about working with families who have diverse cultural backgrounds.
|Different Speeds and Different Needs: How to Teach Sports to Every Kid|
A book for K-12 physical educators and coaches. It shows how to establish and sustain inclusive sports programs that are fun and welcoming for students with a wide range of special needs. It has
practical guidance and examples.
|Disability: Dispelling the Myth|
A guide for employers that explains the steps to follow in hiring people with disabilities. It also tells the many things that happen in an organization when people with disabilities are hired and begin working.
|Disabling Diversity: the social construction of Disability in 1990s Australian National Cinema|
1990s Australian films often used disability to consider diversity in another area. This book examines popular australian films of this period to consider disability as a problem with society rather than a damaged body.
|Down Syndrome: When to Worry About Mental Health And What To Do About It!|
This book is about noticing mental health problems in people with Down Syndrome.
|Dr. Thompson's Straight Talk on Autism|
A book with advice about supporting children who have autism.
|Dual Diagnosis: An Introduction to the mental health needs of persons with developmental disabilities|
This is a book book about mental health aspects in persons with developmental disabilities.
|Employer Incentives for Hiring Individuals with Disabilities|
A report about how much employers know about incentives to hire people with disabilities. This study also considered employers' views on the ADA and hiring people with disabilities.
|Enzymes for Autism and other Neurological Conditions Revised 3rd Edition|
Enzyme therapy is one of the fastest emerging successful alternatives for people on the autism spectrum as well as other neurological conditions. Comprehensive book on enzyme therapy for people with autism.
|Essentials of Transition Planning|
This is the first in a series of books for those working with students with disabilities as they go through the transition process from school to adult life.
|Evaluation of Case Management Model: Hennepin County Developmental Disabilities Program|
Evaluation of a new case management model being used in Minneapolis area (Hennepin County), Minnesota.
|Exploring Self-Advocacy from a Social Power Perspective|
An analysis of self-advocacy and social power.
|False Confessions from 53 Persons with Intellectual Disabilities: The List Keeps Growing|
This article looks at the problem of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities confessing to serious felonies that they did not commit
|Families, Infants, and Young Children at Risk: Pathways to Best Practice|
A textbook about helping infants, preschool age children, up to age 8, grow to be healthy.
|Family and the IFSP Process: Training in Family-Centered Approaches|
This product is a video and facilitator's guide to provide training on the IFSP process.
|Feeling Good About Yourself: A Guide for People Working with People Who Have Disabilities or Low Self-Esteem|
Provides information and activities on self-esteem, socialization skills, sex information, decision making, assertiveness, and preventing victimization.
|Foundations for Freedom: International Perspectives on Self-Determination and Individualized Funding|
A report from a historic conference that was entitled "International Perspectives on Self-Determination and Individualized Funding."
|From Institutions to Individuals: On becoming person-centred|
This book has stories written by, for, and about people who have intellectual disabilities.
|Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People With Developmental Disabilities and Mental Retardation: Stories of the Rainbow Support Group|
This book describes the history and achievements of the Rainbow Support Group. This group offers support for people with developmental disabilities who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.
Discover the power of working together on issues and creating groups that build leadership.
|Getting to Community: Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities in their Pursuit of the Good Life|
This book is about promoting self determination and great lives for people with disabilities.
|Getting to Grips with Asperger Syndrome Understanding Adults on the Autism Spectrum|
This book is about adults with Asperger Syndrome.
|GO FOR THE GOLD: Empowerment for Life|
A fun and easy to use six-part training curriculum on personal empowerment
|Going to Out-Patients (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)|
This book uses a story with drawings to explain what it is like to have different medical tests done. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
|Growing up with Parents Who Have Learning Difficulties|
Narrative research about the lives of adult children of parents with developmental disabilites.
|Handbook on Quality of Life for Human Service Practitioners|
A book about the quality of life concept with many practical applications. It is appropriate for human service practitioners, educators, legislators, advocates, program administrators, and researchers.
|HELP WANTED: The Self-Advocacy Advisor|
This booklet shares self-advocates' ideas about advisors
|How to Buy a Home When You Can't Afford It|
"Good news for those who think they cannot scrape together a down payment and get approved for a mortgage."
|How to Teach Daily Living Skills to Adults with Developmental Disabilities|
This book shows how to help people who have intellectual disabilities learn to care for themselves.
|How To Understand Autism- The Easy Way|
This book provides many ideas and examples that help the reader to understand Autism.
|Human Needs and Intellectual Disabilities: Applications for Person Centered Planning, Dual Diagnosis, and Crisis Intervention|
This book is about people with disabilities who have mental illness.
|I Am Much More Than You Think: Plain Talk About Me and Other Things You'll Want to Know|
An interactive book for children, youth and young adults with disabilities that teaches self-advocacy.
|I Can Get Through It (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)|
This book uses a story with drawings to explain what it is like to be the victim of abuse. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
|Implementing Person-Centered Planning: Voices of Experience|
A book that presents several ways to think about person-centered planning. The book talks about its limitations, the conditions for its success and its contributions.
|Inclusion: Strategies including people with disabilities in parks and recreation opportunities|
A book with information and ideas to help community recreation agencies do a better job of including people with disabilities in all programs. Each chapter is set up so it could easily be used in staff training sessions.
|Inclusive Games: Movement Fun for Everyone by Susan L. Kasser|
Over 50 games and activities that encourage active participation by young people with differing abilities.
|Inclusive Teaching: The Journey Towards Effective Schools for All Learners, 2nd edition|
This is a special education textbook.
|Increasing Person Centered Thinking: Improving the Quality of Person-Centered Planning|
This manual is for people who want to conduct person-centered planning and for those who want to improve how they do person-centered planning.
|Intellectual Disability and Ill Health: A Review of the Evidence|
This textbook is about some health problems that go untreated in persons with intellectual disabilities.
|Intellectual Disability Psychiatry: A practical handbook|
This book explains mental health problems as they occur in people with intellectual disabilities.
|Intellectual Disability: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Supports (11th Edition)|
This book is the newest classification and diagnosis system for intellectual disability.
|Inventing the Feeble Mind: A History of Mental Retardation in the United States|
A history of intellectual disability (formerly mental retardation) in the United States.
|It's My Choice|
A self-guided workbook on person-centered planning. Available as a PDF download on the Internet.
|Jenny Speaks Out (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)|
This book uses a story with drawings to help people talk about sexual abuse. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
|Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities|
A job search book for job seekers with disabilities.
|Just Say Know!|
This book explores the victimization of people with disabilities and help reduce the risk of sexual abuse.
|Just this side of normal|
This is a powerful story of a parent's search for understanding in a world that sometimes makes no sense. It was one of the first books written by a parent about what it is like to raise a child with autism.
|Learning Difficulties and Sexual Vulnerability A Social Approach|
This book gives ideas on how to help people with intellectual disabilities guard against abuse.
|Learning Disabilities and Dementia|
This fact sheet talks about dementia and people with intellectual/developmental disabiities.
|Learning to Listen|
Excellent text providing non-behavioral understanding of individuals who challenge our delivery systems. Through anecdotes, confessional tales, and analysis, we learn to ask different questions outside the models in which we have been schooled.
|Life Beyond the Classroom, Transition Strategies for Young People with Disabilities|
This book discusses planning, supporting, and facilitating transition from high school to work for young adults with disabilities.
|Life on Wheels: The A to Z Guide to Living Fully with Mobility Issues 2nd Edition|
This book is about how to have a full life as a person who uses a wheelchair.
|Living Well With CMS Funding: A Study of Mortality in Wyoming|
A report on health and welfare of Wyoming citizens on Medicaid.
|Living Your Own Life With People You Can Count On|
A booklet that describes the role of consumer support teams in supporting self-determination.
|Lucky Dogs, Lost Hats, and Dating Don’ts Hi-Lo Stories about Real Life|
This book has interesting stories that are easy to read.
|Make Them Go Away: Clint Eastwood, Christopher Reeve and The Case Against Disability Rights|
Book examining the case against disability rights.
|Making School and Community Recreation Fun for Everyone: Places and Ways to Integrate by M. Sherril Moon|
This book can help community members to support people with disabilities in community and school recreation programs.
|Making Self Employment Work for People with Disabilities|
A complete guide for individuals, families, and professionals regarding the development, design, and financing of a small business.
|Managing a Special Needs Trust: A Guide for Trustees|
This is a guide for anyone who is managing a Special Needs Trust for a person with disabilities.
|Managing from the Heart - A Way of Life|
A textbook explaining how to engineer a work environment that honors the inner dignity of others, which nurtures both personal and professional development.
|Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services: The First 20 Years (Policy Research Brief)|
This Brief reports on the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services waiver program during its first 20 years, from 1982 through 2002.
|Medicaid Innovations— Meeting Summary Report|
This report summarizes a 2012 meeting in which state Medcaid directors asked for help from the Feds in managing their costs.
|Medicaid Managed Care for People with Disabilities: Policy and Implementation Considerations for State and Federal Policymakers|
This report makes twenty-two recommendations to the President about Medicaid Managed Care for people with disabilities.
|Members of Each Other: Building Community in Company with People with Developmental Disabilities|
A book with a strong values-based foundation for providing supports for individuals with disabilities. It is a strong resource about person-centered planning and self-directed supports.
|Mental Health Aspects of Developmental Disabilities: Promising Treatment|
Collected articles written by persons who presented at the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD) 21st Annual Conference & Exhibit Show October 27-30, 2004.
|Minnesota Medicaid HCBS "Waiver" Evaluation|
This report provides findings from a comprehensive evaluation of quality, access and costs of services provided in Minnesota's Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services ("waiver") program.
|Movie Stars and Sensuous Scars: Essays on the Journey from Disability Shame to Disability Pride|
Essays about living with a disability.
|My Body of Knowledge: Stories of Illness, Disability, Healing, and Life|
My Body of Knowledge is a collection of writing by people with disabilities. Honest, humorous and poignant, it includes cancer, depression, Crohn's disease, CFIDS, Lyme disease, muscular dystrophy, RSI, multiple sclerosis, paralysis, AIDS, etc.
|My Body, My choice|
An empowering sexual abuse prevention mini-book for teens and adults with developmental disabilities.
|NADD Bulletin books|
A set of 3 books that include all the articles published in NADD (The National Association for the Dually Diagnosed) Bulletin 1993-2001.
|New Vision:Training Parents as Early Intervention Coordinators|
A curiculum designed to train parents of children with disabilities to become early intervention coordinators.
|New York State Disability & Employment Status Report|
This report is about the employment rates of people with disabilities in New York state.
|No One is Unemployable : Creative Solutions for Overcoming Barriers to Employment|
This highly acclaimed, notably practical book reveals a proven ten-step process and secret strategies for overcoming any barrier to employment.
|Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Optimizing Choice and Change|
textbook about supporting older adults with developmental disabilities
|One Candle Power: Building Bridges into Community Life for People with Disabilities|
A detailed description of the One Candle Power circles concept and implementation. The framework represents the best of what the Communitas team learned about supporting personal, community and organisational change in Connecticut.
|One Person at a Time|
"One Person at a Time" is a book about life stories and agency changes that occur when each person is listened to and supported one person at time.
|Opportunities for Excellence: Supporting the Frontline Workforce|
This book describes challenges and initiatives for direct support workers.
|Optimistic Parenting :Hope and Help for You and Your Challenging Child|
This book will help the parents of children with challenging behaviors and special needs learn how to best support them, and improve family harmony.
|Organizational Entry: Recruitment, Selection, Orientation and Socialization of Newcomers, 2nd Ed.|
Book about recruitment, selection, orientation and socialization of new employees.
|Path: 2nd Edition: Planning Positive Possible Futures|
A guide to exciting, creative, colorful futures planning for families, organizations and schools to build caring "including" places to live, work and learn.
|Planning with Personal Outcomes|
Techniques for using Personal Outcomes in planning individual supports and services.
|Position Paper on Medication Management for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association)|
This paper proposes best practice guidelines
|Positive behaviour support for people with intellectual disabilities: evidence-based practice promoting quality of life|
A guide for Direct Support Professionals and others involved in developing support plans for people who use challenging behavior
|Positive Profiles: Building Community Together|
A book with activities to help any person in a team planning meeting learn about the focus person's strengths and interests.
|Practical Guide: Psychopharmacology Revised for 2007|
This book describes brain development, and the ways drugs act on the brain. It also includes information about epilepsy.
|Project MED educational booklets|
Project MED is a series of 8 FREE booklets with basic information about patients' rights and medications. They are written in words that are easy to understand.
|Promoting Self-Determination in Students with Developmental Disabilities|
This book tells how to teach people with disabilities to make choices.
|Psychotherapy for Individuals with Intellectual Disability|
This book explains how to provide psychotherapy treatment for people who have intellectual disability (ID).
|Raymond's Room: Ending the Segregation of People with Disabilities|
A book that questions "the way have always done things." It then calls for a new look at how America provides services for people with disabilities.
|Recruitment and Retention Tool Kit: Strategies for finding and keeping good workers|
Collection of recruitment and retention assessment tools
|Recruitment strategies: Taking a marketing approach.|
This 80 page workbook provides practical information and exercises to assist people who are new to the task of recruitment or who want ideas to improve their success.
|Red Book on Employment Support|
A web-accessible federal publication that provides A - Z information on employment supports for people who receive SSI or Social Security benefits.
|Reflections From A Different Journey: What Adults With Disabilities Want All Parents to Know|
This book is a collection of essays written by adults with various disabilities with advice for parents of children with disabilities.
|Resource Packet on Disability, Spirituality, and Healing|
This resource packet presents articles, an annotated bibliography, a course syllabus, and handouts on disability and spirituality.
|Respectful Relationships and Effective Teaching|
This new resource teaches in clear, everyday terms how to interpret behavioral messages from individuals with disabilities whose lives and actions are often misunderstood.
|Responding to the Challenge of a Changing Workforce|
This article discusses recruitment strategies for non-tradional groups such as Baby-Boomers, Generation Xers, and members of racial and ethnic minority groups.
|Revisiting the Vision: Selected Works of Burton Blatt|
This media package features classic works of one of the greatest visionaries of our time.
|Riding The Bus With My Sister: A True Life Journey|
A true story about a woman with a developmental disability, her professor sister, and the city bus trip that brings them back to each other.
|Ron's Feeling Blue (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)|
This book uses a story with drawings to explain what it is like to experience depression. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
|SAFE BEGINNINGS: Protecting Our Children from Sexual Abuse|
Safe Beginnings is a book for parents, child care providers and anyone who cares about preschool children and the prevention of sexual abuse.
|SAFE BEGINNINGS: Protecting Our Children from Sexual Abuse|
SAFE BEGINNINGS is an inclusive parenting book to support parents and child care providers in the prevention of sexual abuse.
|Schuyler's Monster: A Father's Journey with His Wordless Daughter|
A book by Robert Rummel-Hudson about his experiences with his daughter Schuyler and her disability.
|Self-Advocacy for Students with Learning Disabilities|
Self-Advocacy for Students with Learning Disabilities gives concrete advice to students, parents and counselors about how to select and gain acceptance to college, and how to succeed once the student is enrolled.
|Self-Employment: From Dream to Reality|
This book explains the steps in planning and starting any small business.
|Shifting Power and Control: Training Tools for the Self-Determination Journey|
Training activities for self-determination, systems change, community inclusion, community participation, person-centered planning
|Social Smart Kids Discussion Cards- Social Flash Cards|
Social Smart Kids Discussion Cards assist users to improve their social skills. There are 52 cards, each showing a different social situation. Some of the topics include: personal space; bullying/teasing; and peer pressure.
This book tells the true story of the first 30 months of life of Raun who has autism.
|Son Rise: The Miracle Continues|
Story about a boy with autism and how his family supported him.
|Sonia's Feeling Sad (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)|
This book uses a story with drawings to explain what depression feels like, and what helps. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
|Special Education: A Parent's Guide to a Child's Success|
This book presents the complexities of the special education experience in a simple-to-understand way and offers practical tips, checklists and strategies on how to make the system work to insure the educational success of all children.
|Special Needs Project|
Special Needs Project is a unique disability bookstore with the largest collection of books about autism.
|Staff Recruitment, Retention, & Training Strategies|
This is a book for managers and others who supervise direct care staff for people with disabilities.
|Still in the Shadows with Their Future Uncertain A Report on Family and Individual Needs for Disability Supports (FINDS), 2011 |
This report summarizes how people with disabilities are faring in the community. It covers schools, jobs, housing, and support for families.
|Students with Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for College Personnel|
This book helps staff at colleges support students who have Asperger Syndrome.
|Successful Transition Programs Pathways for Students With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Second Edition|
A book about the best ways to help high school students with disabilities prepare for adult life.
|Take Control of Asperger's Syndrome: The Official Strategy Guide for Teens With Asperger's Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorders|
This book is about living with Asperger Syndrome. It is written directly to teens.
|Talk About Sex|
This illustrated "minibook" is intended for young people aged 16-24 on a wide range of sex and sexuality issues. It is not designed specifically for youth with disabilities but the language is easy to understand.
|Teaching Children with Down Syndrome about Their Bodies, Boundaries, and Sexuality|
A book for parents of children with Down syndrome to guide them when teaching their child about sexuality.
|The ABC's of Ability|
This book uses pictures and simple words to explain what is important to people with disabilities. It covers work, play, and contribution.
|The Autism Encyclopedia|
A textbook about Autism.
|The Case for Inclusion|
An Analysis of Medicaid for Americans with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, by United Cerebral Palsy, details the outcomes of Medicaid spending in creating more inclusive communities in each state.
|The Child Preference Indicators|
A tool to uncover the true preferences and abilities of children.
|The Company of Others|
"The Company of Others" addresses ways in which caring relationships can reduce loneliness and isolation.
|The Current State of Health Care for People with Disabilities|
This report talks about the healthcare being received by people with disabilities in the United States. It shows that there were problems.
|The Decline in Employment of People with Disabilities: A Policy Puzzle|
This book explains many possible reasons why the employment rate for people with disabilities has been declining It also discusses policy implications of this decline.
|The Disability Rights Movement: From Charity to Confrontation|
This book chronicles the Disability Rights Movement from the 1930's until now. It explores how the movement has changed over time, and how different kinds of disabilities have been brought into the movement's mix.
|The Evolution of State Operated Services|
A history of public institutions in Minnesota. There are many pictures and stories going back to the 1800s.
|The Frst-time Manager (5th ed)|
This book contains expert information on the basics of management. It also talks about the most important issues in management. The fifth edition updates ideas for basic tasks like hiring, training, managing, and disciplining employees.
|The Goode Life: Memoirs of Disability Rights Activist Barb Goode|
This is the autobiography of Barb Goode, a self-advocate and leader in the disability rights movement of Canada for more than 35 years.
|The Handbook of High-Risk Challenging Behaviors in People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities|
This is a graduate-level textbook.
|The Handbook of High-Risk Challenging Behaviors in People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities|
This book reviews research and gives ideas on supporting people who use challenging behavior.
|The Home of Your Own Guide|
A manual to help people with disabiities and families to understand what they need to do when preparing to buy a house.
|The Mars Pathfinder: Approach to "Faster-Better-Cheaper"|
This book offers lessons in faster, cost-effective and improved approaches to management and uses the NASA Pathfinder mission to Mars as an example of how to implement these strategies.
|The New Home Buying Strategy: Solve Your Cash Crunch with Team Buying Power|
The home downpayment is one of the largest cash expenditures needed - and often where buyers fall short. This advocates 'team buying' in a strategy which surveys joint ownership.
|The New Supervisor: Strategies for Supporting and Managing Frontline Staff|
For supervisors, new or veteran, promoted from a direct support staff position into a supervisory position.
|The Normalization Principle from Changing Patterns in Residential Services for the Mentally Retarded|
This is the classic description of the "principles of normalization" for persons with intellectual disabilities.
|The Origin and Nature of Our Institutional Models|
Book exploring how institutions have traditionally treated persons labeled "retarded."
|The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Development|
This is a book about intellectual disability based on research done in recent years. It is written in a very dense, academic style.
|The Story of Beautiful Girl|
A book that tells a love story about a woman with a developmental disability and a man who is deaf. The story begins in the late 1960s and continues for forty years.
|The Support Broker Manual - A Resource Guide|
A Support Broker Manual is a 230 page guide developed for people who serve as Support Brokers for people with disabilities.
|The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability For All of Us Who Live With Disabilities, Chronic Pain & Illness|
A self-help book about sex for the many people who have disabilities, live with pain, or who are often sick.
|The Way I See It, 2nd EDITION: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's|
This book explains what it is like to live with Autism.
|The Way to Work: How to Facilitate Work Experiences for Youth in Transition|
A book about the best ways to help young adults with disabilities to find good jobs. It is written for teachers and transition specialists.
|The Willowbrook Wars: A decade of struggle for social justice|
This book traces the history of reforms and litigation at the infamous Willowbrook State School in Staten Island, New York from 1972 to 1983.
|There Are No Words|
This is a fictional book about a girl with autism. It helps the reader learn about autism from the perspective of a character with autism.
|They Created Us|
This book is about the Mercado family and what happens when they find their son has a condition called Hflu Meningitis. To help their son have a good life, the family works through a system that is hard to understand and doesn't listen to what they need.
|Training Person-Centered Planning Facilitators: A Compendium of Ideas|
This is a manual with formats and resources for training people to
facilitate Person Centered Planning meetings.
|Trends and Challenges in Publicly-Financed Care for Individuals with IDD|
This report describes nine dilemmas in arranging service systems for people with disabilities.
|TruEnergy Enterprises - Community-based Program and Training Resources|
TruEnergy Enterprises - direct-care staff training packets and community-based program resources for care providers assisting persons with disabilities, senior citizens, and those who are homebound.
|Twelve Topics for the New Direct-Care Provider|
Training for direct care workers that is specially designed for use in community-based programs.
|Under Cottonwoods: A Novel of Friendship, Fly Fishing and Redemption|
A coming of age novel with a heart-tugging twist, in which two Wyoming friends, both scarred and damaged but both intensely whole, are drawn together by their love of flyfishing and the outdoors.
|Understanding & Expressing Sexuality: Responsible Choices for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities.|
Published in 1992 and no longer in print, this is nevertheless one of the authoritative works on sexuality and people with developmental disabilities.
|Understanding Cerebral Palsy A Guide for Parents and Professionals 1st edition|
This book explains cerebral palsy, and the support needs of people who have it.
|Understanding Death and Illness and What They Teach About Life: An Interactive Guide for Individuals with Autism or Asperger's and their Loved Ones|
A book to help people with autism with questions they may have after the death of a loved one.
|Understanding Disability: Inclusion, Access, Diversity, and Civil Rights|
This is an introductory textbook about disability. It discusses many aspects of how people with disabilities get along in the world, including their social role.
|Understanding Diversity: An Introduction to Class, Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Disability, 2nd Edition|
This book helps people think about diversity. It is written as a college textbook.
|Unspeakable: The Story of Junius Wilson|
This is the true story of Junius Wilson's life, a deaf Black man put into an institution at a young age after being accused of rape.
|Use of Emergency Departments Among Working Age Adults with Disabilities: A Problem of Access and Service Needs|
This research article is about the large number of emergency room visits made by people with disabilities.
|WE CAN Stop Abuse Peer Training Manual|
The manual teaches what is needed to have people with developmental disabilities teach others about sexual abuse prevention.
|What's Possible: 9 Stories of Changed Lives|
This booklet tells the stories of people who now call the community home after living in an institution for decades.
|When Down Syndrome and Autism Intersect: A Guide to DS-ASD for Parents and Professionals|
This book is about people have both Down Syndrome and Autism.
|Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays on Disability by Paul Longmore|
Why I Burned My Book, winner of the AAPD Betts Award, is a collection of essays on how people with disabilities can gain a voice and shape their destinies.
|Willowbrook Futures Project|
This study found that person-centered planning helped people with disabilities have better outcomes than a more traditional service approach.
|Wings to Fly: Bringing Theatre Arts to Students with Special Needs|
Wings to Fly is a comprehensive nuts and bolts handbook for special education and drama teachers on bringing theatre arts to students with special needs.
|Work, Life, and the Mental Health System of Care A Guide for Professionals Supporting Families of Children with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders|
This book helps parents keep balance in their lives when they a child with an emotional or behavioral disorder.
|Working from the Heart - A Way of Life|
A textbook explaining in detail a new and innovative work ethic that nurtures an individual's potential, and helps them define their purpose, develop passion, and succeed at whatever they pursue.
|Working with Parents of a Newly Diagnosed Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder A Guide for Professionals|
This book is written for professionals. It is about developing positive and supportive relationships.
|World Report on Disability |
This report looks at the status of people with disabilities around the world. It shows that the number of people with disabilities has grown around the world.
|Ya Got People: Helping people with developmental disabilities deal with grief, bereavement and loss|
This book is for those who support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have experienced loss. Both authors are people who have disabilities themselves.
|You And Your Disabled Child - a practical guide for parents|
A practical guide written for parents who have recently been told that their child has, or is likely to have, a disability or developmental delay. It aims to help them cope on a day-to-day basis and gives ideas for encouraging the child's development.