Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Dawn C. of Bloomington gets the Adapting Curriculum & Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms: A Teacher's Desk Reference.
Courtney H. of Solsberry gets the Quick Guide for Parents Series--a series of three books on special education.
Julie T. of Martinsville gets the Record Book for Individuals with Austim Spectrum Disorders.
The books will go out in the mail to each of the winners today. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all who stopped by our booth!
Monday, July 30, 2007
The government's information about reviewing your medical condition is listed here.
If you need assistance, you can call the Social Security Administration toll free at 1-800-772-1213.
Friday, July 27, 2007
If you feel that you have been the victim of discrimination in the workplace, you can file a charge through the Indianapolis office of the EEOC.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
For more information, read the story.
Monday, July 23, 2007
- Coyne, P., & Fullerton, A. (2004). Supporting individuals with Autism Spectrum disorder in recreation. Champaign, IL: Sagamore Pub.
- FitzRay, B. J. (2001). Alzheimer's activities: Hundreds of activities for men and women with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Windsor, CA: Rayve Productions.
- Newman, S. (2004). Stepping out: Using games and activities to help your child with special needs. New York: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
- Winnick, J.P. (2005). Adapted physical education and sport (4th ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. This item includes a fitness DVD.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Beverly Vicker, a speech pathologist with the Indiana Resource Center for Autism here at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, has written a great book to help parents of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) ensure that respite and alternative caregivers have all the information they need to "safely and reliably address the child's needs during the parents absence." It’s often difficult to think of all the details of the day which can be so important to a child with ASD, so to help parents Vicker has written this step-by-step manual.
Sharing Information about Your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder is a practical guide divided into five sections. Section I includes worksheets designed to help parents decide what to share and how to share it. Section II provides topic sheets for caregivers addressing issues associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Section III gives examples of two families’ information sharing practices. Section IV provides blank forms to create your own information packet. Section V covers a variety of reference resources, including a list of recommended further reading. Included with the book is a CD-ROM with electronic copies of the worksheets to make creating and updating your caregiver's information packet easier. This book is a “must have” for parents of children with ASD!
If you live in Northwest Indiana and have a spinal cord injury, or you are interested in supporting efforts to find a cure, you will want to check out this blog. Here you can find out about local meetings and outings as well as National Activities and opportunities to get involved in supporting new research.
Check it out at: http://nwiscig.blogspot.com