Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A time of transition

Wondering about what's going on with the Library at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community? We are definitely in a time of transition! Here are a few examples:
  • The librarian for the past 11 years, Christina Wray, has accepted a new position in sunny Florida--congratulations again, Christina!
  • Sharon Soto, who has been the Library Branch Coordinator for the last 20 years, will continue to manage the day-to-day functions of the library
  • Due to an internal reorganization at the Institute, the library has dropped its "center" designation and is now simply referred to as "The Library at the IIDC" rather than CeDIR
  • Library services will continue throughout the state and through Indiana University's Interlibrary Loan department
  • Our website, email address, and blog name have changed
Please update our contact information:

The Library at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
1905 N. Range Road
Bloomington, IN 47408

812-855-9396
800-437-7924



Monday, March 20, 2017

Empowering students with hidden disabilities: A path to pride and success


Empowering students with hidden disabilities: A path to pride and success is a 208-page guide to help you empower students with invisible disabilities. It discusses how to help them manage their challenges, accept and advocate for themselves, and reach their goals and dreams. It's loaded with plenty of personal stories and powerful strategies along with teaching tips and interventions.

Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Writing Workshop Next Week


Are you supporting an individual with executive functioning differences such as autism, learning disability, AD/HD, behavior disorders, etc.? The Indiana Resource Center for Autism is sponsoring a workshop next week on helping educators look at the writing process through the eyes of a student with executive functioning differences.

Want to learn more about it? Please visit:
https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/i-hate-to-write

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Survey scales: A guide to development, analysis, and reporting


Survey scales: A guide to development, analysis, and reporting is a 269-page guide for those who need to develop closed-response survey scales. Whether you are a seasoned researcher or a graduate student, this book will help guide you through conducting and using surveys in your project. It features end-of-chapter exercises with sample solutions, "Not This/But This" examples of survey items, chapter-opening overviews and within-chapter summaries, and more.

Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Teaching math to people with Down syndrome, and other hands-on learners


Teaching math to people with Down syndrome, and other hands-on learners: Strategies and materials is a 372-page text written by a retired educator who is a former instructor of special education and speech, language, and communication. This second edition is a straightforward guide to teaching both children and adults with down syndrome or other developmental disabilities real-world mathematics such as keeping score in a game, counting money, and telling time. The book offers hands-on practice with concrete and practical strategies to teach recognition and number writing, time and measurement, fractions, and more!

Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Library Hours for Spring Break


The Library at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community will be open from Monday through Wednesday next week. We will be closed all day on Thursday and Friday for a shortened spring break.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Characteristics of Individuals with Autism



A new article has been published by the Indiana Resource Center for Autism. The article discusses five different types of characteristics that folks on the spectrum could manifest that impacts their daily lives. The article begins, "While individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are unique as anyone else, some common global characteristics exist within the population. These characteristics vary in intensity, degree, and amount, and manifest differently from person to person and over time."

Want to read the entire article? Please visit:
https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/characteristics