Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Audio of their conversation will be available here at 4:00pm Eastern time today.
Check out the story on NPR.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
- Causes of spina bifida
- Prenatal diagnosis
- Urological & bowel management
- Physical therapy
- Common medical concerns
- Child development
- Day-to-day parenting issues
- Early intervention & school issues
- Emotional development
- Legal rights & hurdles
- Perspectives from teens and adults with spina bifida
If you live in Indiana and are interested in checking out this book from our library, contact us at 812-855-9396 or cedir(at)indiana(dot)edu
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Autism Spectrum Disorders is a great resource for parents, families, or professionals that would like to better understand affected children. A posted review says this about the book: This A-to-Z work contains original entries on the topic of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Entries include facts about disabilities, personal and historic perspectives, interventions, assessments, educational methods, trusted internet resources, and national organizations. The work outlines the contributions of founding researchers and other professionals and includes personal perspectives from individuals with ASD and their parents. It also includes lesson plans that can be implemented in a home, school, or community setting. No other such definitive resource exists that provides both educational and practical information related to ASD.
The Handbook is a two-volume set, and may be a little pricey for individuals looking to purchase it for themselves. Come check out our copy instead!
CeDIR Call Number 20.3 .A99 (V.1, V.2)
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Pam Huber was an order filler in a Wal-Mart distribution center in Clarksville, Ark. She applied for a different position at equivalent pay, but didn't get the job.
Wal-Mart said in court papers that it hired a more qualified employee. Huber was later given a job at about half the hourly wage she earned as an order filler.
Huber sued in June 2004, arguing that under ADA rules, she only had to be qualified for the equivalent position, not the most qualified, and should have been reassigned to the job with equivalent pay.
The case may have given an interesting perspective about the application of ADA in the workplace. For more information about the Americans with Disabilities Act, check out the government's site on the ADA.