These items are now available in the Special Resources section of the Educational Materials are in the READ Center at Central Library.
AUT-EROBICS: autism movement therapy. A 68 minute DVD of a sensory integration program of music and dance specifically designed for young people with autism.
GROWING UP ON THE SPECTRUM: a guide to life, love, and learning for teens and young adults with autism and Asperger's by Lynn Koegel. Chapters: Getting Started; Making and Maintaining Good Friendships; Making and Maintaining Successful Romantic Relationships; Making School Successful; Beyond the College Years; Improving Daily Life.
THEMES FOR INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS: lesson plans for every learner by Laverne Warner. Modifications and accomodations for children with autism, ADHD, cognitive and/or developmental delays, emotional disturbances, and impairments in speech, language, hearing, vision, and orthopedics. Each lesson plan features objectives, a materials list, a circle or group time activity, assessment strategies, accommodations/modifications, and curriculum connections. Chapters include: Lesson Planning for Inclusive Early Childhood Classrooms; Transportation/Pets; Animals; Celebrating People; At Home and At School; Literature, Rhythms, and Rhymes.
PARENTING AN ADULT WITH DISABILITIES OR SPECIAL NEEDS: everyting you need to know to plan for and protect your child's future by Peggy Morgan. 13 chapters and appendixes. Includes advice on teaching your adult child to be a self-advocate, cope with relationships, find a good vocational program, find an apartment and roommate, and understand government programs that can help.
FREEDOM FROM MELTDOWNS: Dr. Thompson's solutions for children with autism by Travis Thompson. Information includes pinpointing meltdown triggers, understanding how other disorders and health conditions contribute to meltdowns, using Functional Behavioral Assessments, improving communication skills, preventing meltdowns in schools and other public settings, learning why children self-injure and how to help.
THE LITTLE ELEPHANT WITH THE BIG EARACHE: a story for ages 2-7 by Cowan. About ear infections, with questions and answers in the back of the book by the author (a pediatric physician).
I WITH I HAD FRECKLES LIKE ABBY: QUISIERA TENER PECAS COMO ABBY by Heling. Bilingual picture book about the friendship of two girls.