Friday, October 31, 2008
United Cerebral Palsy has set up a twitter feed for real time reports of polling conditions for people with disabilities! For more information and to find out how you can participate, visit their blog at http://twitterpatrol.blogspot.com/. Want to find out more about voting accessibility? Visit: http://delicious.com/cedir/voting
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Peer Buddy Programs for Successful Secondary School Inclusion. Everybody wins when schools include kids with disabilities and their peers without. This book looks at the ideas, philosophy an research behind inclusion in the schools. It goes on to say exactly what a peer buddy program is and how to start one, how to recruit participants, and how to sustain the program.This book will help school administration, teachers and anyone interested in inclusion in today's schools.
Call us to check it out or go to worldcat.org to find it in a library near you!
Friday, October 24, 2008
The foundation supports national organizations with programs in Wisconsin and Mississippi which help remove barriers to attain self-sufficiency for disadvantaged children. Another focus is youth programs for disadvantaged children and children with disabilities.
This foundation works with a number of different charities such as Special Olympics, Make A Wish Foundation, Boys and Girls Club and Gaits to Success. For those interested in applying for a grant, go to http://www.brettfavre.com/foundation_about.php.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
"A team out of the University of California-Los Angeles found that middle-aged and older people who frequently perform web searches seem to have more activity in the part of their brain that controls decision-making and complex reasoning."
The first article discusses the benefits of web searching and other healthy brain activities (like Sudoko) that can help ward off Alzheimer's. http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_28060.aspx
The second article is information on the study done at UCLA discussing the impact of technology on our brains. He talks about the brain gap which is the difference between what he calls "digital natives (those who have never known a world without e-mail and text messaging) and digital immigrants (those who witnessed the advent of modern technology long after their brains had been hardwired)." Interesting article. http://www.newsweek.com/id/163924/
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Monday, October 20, 2008
Gay, K. (2007). Epilepsy: The ultimate teen guide. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.
Freeman, J.M. (2007). The ketogenic diet: A treatment for children and others with epilepsy. New York: Demos.
Kutscher, M.L. (2006). Children with seizures: A guide for parents, teachers, and other professionals . Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley
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Thursday, October 16, 2008
Last month a third edition of Babies with Down syndrome: A new parent's guide was released by Woodbine House, thoroughly updated and revised to include the latest information on caring for children with Down syndrome through the age of five. This latest edition is a comprehensive revision of the book and examines so much of what parents need to know about their child's medical, developmental, and educational needs. Authors include parents, an adult with Down syndrome, advocates, educators, early interventionists, medical professionals and legal experts.
Indiana residents interested in checking out this book can give us a call or send an email. Others can use worldcat.org to see about library holdings in their area.
Another new book from Woodbine House is Helping children with Down syndrome communicate better: Speech and language skills for age 6-14. This book is a follow-up to Dr. Libby Kumin's Early communication skills for children with Down syndrome, published in 2003.
Helping children with Down syndrome communicate better provides parents and professionals with information and resources during this age where the communication gap widens between children with Down syndrome and those without. The book includes a suggested reading list, sample evaluations and blank forms, resource guides and more.
Check worldcat.org to see if the book is available in your local library!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) have put together a website with listing of local coordinators throughout the United States. Check out the website here!
The local coordinators for Indiana are:
Indianapolis Private Industry Council
151 N. Delaware St., Suite 1600
Indianapolis, IN 46204
VOICE: (317) 684-2225
FAX: (317) 639-0103
Johnson County, IN
P.O. Box 69
Greenfield, IN 46140
VOICE: (317) 392-3279, Ext. 314
FAX: (317) 398-0502
Pierce Sharp & Associates
587 South Vermillion Place, Suite 102
Gary, IN 46403
VOICE: (219) 484-7601
Monday, October 13, 2008
Unfortunately two communities hit hardest by home improvement fraud are the elderly and people with disabilities. This podcast give tips on what to look for as well as where to get more information.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Indiana residents can give us a call to check it out. Others can use worldcat.org to find the book in their own local library.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Each chapter is written around a theme such as music, art, or playing outdoors. There are also chapters on reading, using a computer, and even using a digital camera. The book offers many useful resources to help parents help their children learn how to play.
Interested? Indiana residents can give us a call to check it out. Others can use worldcat.org to find a library in their area.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
October 5 to the 11th is National Mental Illness Awareness Week.
In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in recognition of the National Alliance on Mental Illness's efforts to raise mental illness awareness. Bipolar Disorder Awareness Day (BDAD) is held each year on the Thursday of MIAW. Bipolar Disorder Awareness Day is this Thursday October 7.
Want to learn more on MIAW or BDAD check out this the National Alliance on Mental Illness's webpage at http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Mental_Illness_Awareness_Week
Looking for a resource on Bipolar Disorder? Try Wiley's Concise Guides on Mental Health: Bipolar Disorder by Brian Quinn. It uses clear, highly accessible language to comprehensively guide the reader through the entire spectrum of bipolar and related disorders.
Interested in this book? Contact us! Not an Indiana resident, find this book at your local library!
Monday, October 6, 2008
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- October 2008
- October 6, 2008 Down SyndromeKumin, L. (2008). Helping children with Down Syndrome communicate better: speech and language skills for ages 6 - 14. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.Pitzer, M. (2008). My up & down & all around book. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.Groneberg, J. (2008). Road map to Holland: How I found my way through my son's first two years with Down syndrome. New York: New American Library.Greenwald, K. (2008).Kellie's book: The art of the possible. Windsor, CA: Rayve Productions.Online Resources:
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Go to buddywalk.org to find a walk in your area!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
The center has a great website. Check out their monthly newsletters available online, explore their assistive technology resources database, or read through their AT success stories. They also have Family Information Guides to Assistive Technology and more resources in Spanish.