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Autusm : Reaching for a Brighter Future - Autism Task Force of Ohio 2004
Service guidelines for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder/PDD
The Color of Autism - Toni Flowers
Methods to reach and educate children on the autism spectrum
What is Autism : Autism Society of America An introduction to Autism from diagnosis to intervention. Lists resources.
Autism :Now What? Collins and Collins The primer for parents, teachers and paraprofessionals that addresses all aspects of the disorder.
(especially helpful for those that don’t get it)
I Have Autism: What’s That? Doherty, McNally, Sherrard
A simplistic child-friendly book that address the topics of everyday life for the child with autism.
Autistic Children - Wing,M.D., PhD
Shows how a child with autism views his world, how to cope with difficult behavioral and emotional problems, education and dealing with the everyday stress.
Raising a Child With Autism- Richman
A guide to Applied Behavior Analysis approach to ASD
Autism - Simpson and Zionts
Information and resources for professionals and parents with actual case scenarios.
Siblings of Children With Autism - Harris PhD.
Provides strategies for dealing with specific issues that are often troublesome for siblings, and how to improve communication within the family.
Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Quinn and Malone
Provides stories of everyday events that can be troublesome for the child on the autism spectrum and covers techniques from the ABA, TEACCH and PECS methods.
Everyday Encounters: How To Succeed And Survive - Autism Society of Indiana Pamphlet that outlines common components and solutions
Autism and Play - Beyer and Gammeltoft
Provides precise ideas for the planning of play activities.
Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom - Moyes
Provides practical, hands on strategies to teach social skills to children with high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome.
Social Awareness Skills for Children - Csoti
Helps children learn how to relate to one and other and behave appropriately and positively in social settings.
Writing Social Stories - Carol Gray
Workbook and video to walk you and your child through the process of writing social stories for themselves.
Son-Rise The Miracle Continues - KaufmanEating An Artichoke - Fling
Co-founder and director of the Options Institute, the author describes how his son developed from a lifeless non-communicative child into an active, loving little boySharing coping and teaching strategies used throughout her the author’s life with her son with Asperger: s Syndrome.Asperger’s Syndrome - AttwoodNavigating The Social World - Jeanette McAffee Curricula designed specifically to teach social/emotional ,abstract thinking, and behavior management skills to individuals with high functioning autism, Asperger’s and related disorders.
Provides description, analysis and guides the reader to effective strategies to provide the most successful environment for the child with Asperger’s.
Asperger’s : What Does It Mean To Me? - Catherine Faherty A workbook explaining self awareness and life lessons to the child or youth with High Functioning Autism or Aspergers.Special Diets for Special Kids - Lisa Lewis Understanding and implementing special diets to aid in the treatment of Autism and related developmental disorders.
Special Diets for Special Kids Two - Lisa Lewis Great tasting recipes and tips for implementing special diets to aid in the treatment of Autism and related developmental disorders
Toliet Training for Individuals With Autism and Related Disorders - Maria Wheeler
Strategies for toilet training
Inclusive Programming for Middle School Students With Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome Shelia Wagner, M.Ed Theories and applications of inclusive programming for middle school students.
Behavioral Intervention for Young Children With Autism - Maurice, Green and Luce Helps parents choose teaching for your child so that meaningful instruction can proceed.
Autism For Parents and Professionals - Harrington
Provides practical advice for parents and the professionals that serve children with Autism
Autism in Adolescents and Adults For Parents and Professionals - Harrington
As above but geared toward older children and adults
Guide to Online SchoolsThe Misunderstood Child - Silver
Understanding and coping with your childs learning disabilities
Smart but Feeling Dumb -Levinson
The challenging new research on dyslexia and how it may help you.
Keeping A Head In School - Levine
Focuses on learning disorders, attention, memory etc
A Mind At A Time - Levine
Shows parents and educators how to identify individual learning patterns to help your child succeed.
Source For Learning Disabilities - Currie And Wadington
Descriptions, checklists and interventions
Learning Disabilities -Information and Resources- Landmark Outreach Program
A compilation of 28 articles written by respected authors in the field of learning disabilities covering these topics.
When Your child Has LD- A survival guide for parents -Fischer Ph.D, Cummings,Ed.D
Gives information and support, such as the 5 types of LD, advocate, coping skills and how to help your child and yourself when the going gets tough.
Learning Disabilities A to Z - Smith Ph.D A parents complete guide to learning disabilities from preschool to adulthood
Something’s Not Right - Lelewer An autobiography that shares one family’s struggle with learning disabilities
The Source For Non-Verbal Learning Disorders - ThompsonColleges With Programs for Students With Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorders - Sixth Edition 2000
A book filled with useful checklists anecdotes, methods and resources.
ADD/ADHDParenting the ADD Child – Pentecost
Answers to Distraction- Hallowell
The book that answers your questions about ADD
12 Effective Ways to Help Your ADD/ADHD Child - Stevens
A guide to controlling attention and hyperactivity using nutrition and other safe, natural methods.
Practical Strategies for Managing Behavior Problems in Children with ADD and ADHD.Power Parenting for Children with ADD/ADHD - Flick, Ph.D
A comprehensive guide to help your child manage your child’s difficult behaviors and enable her to adjust at home, in school and beyond.
ADD/ADHD Behavior Change Resource Kit- Flick, Ph.D
Ready to use strategies & activities for helping children with ADD
Teenagers With ADD - Dendy
Personal and extensive professional experience in raising teens with ADD/ADHD ad the unique challenges it presents
Parents Guide to Attention Deficit Disorder :intervention Strategies at Home:
A collection of articles that provide specific strategies for specific challenges
Teaching The Tiger- Dornbush and PruittHow To Reach and Teach ADD/ADHD Children - Reif
A handbook for individuals involved in the Education of students with Attention Deficit disorders, Tourette Syndrome or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Practical techniques, strategies and interventions for helping children with attention problems and hyperactivity.
The CHADD Information and Resource Guide to AD/HD - CHADD
Quoted as being the complete guide to life with ADD/ADHD
DyslexiaAnnals of Dyslexia - The International Dyslexia Association
An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published annually, focusing on the understanding, prevention and remediation of written language difficulties.
The Many Faces of Dyslexia - Byrd Rawson
Acknowledged as the pioneer in dyslexia, here is a compilation of published papers by the author.
The Gift of Dyslexia- Davis
Why some of the smartest people can’t read and how they can learn.
The International Dyslexia Society Pamphlets:
Justice for All - Laws relating to learning difficulties
Reading, Writing and Spelling - The multi-sensory structured language approach
The Other Sixteen Hours - The social and emotional Problems of Dyslexia
Basic Facts About Dyslexia - What every layperson ought to know
Adults With Dyslexia - Aspiring and achieving
Doctors ask Questions About Dyslexia - A review of Medical research
Phonological Awareness - A critical factor in Dyslexia
College - How Students with Dyslexia Can Maximize the Experience
The Institute for Natural Resources: Nikita B. Katz, M.D., PhDLearning Disabilities Other Than Dyslexia - A clinical primer
Alternative and Behavioral Treatments of ADHD
Pharmacological Interventions for Children with ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: New Diagnostic GuidelinesMental Health:
It’s Nobody’s Fault - Kopelwicz
New hope and help for difficult children
An Unquiet Mind - Jamison
A memoir of moods and the madness of untreated manic depression
Help Me- I’m Sad - Fassler and Dumas
Recognizing, treating and preventing childhood and adolescent depression
The Bipolar Child - Papolos and Papolos
The definitive and reassuring guide of childhood’s most misunderstood disorder
Mental Health Resources For Families and Teachers -
compiled by Parent Mentors from the State of Ohio includes various articles as well as specific resources
Managing Crisis and Emergency Situations - Scheifler Weiden and Gever
Offers a collection of practical tools that can be used to manage crisis and emergency situations
Augusta Gone - Martha Todd Dudman
The true story of a girl’s struggle with addiction, and a mother who wouldn’t give up on her.
Other:Children With Tourette Syndrome -
A collection of chapters by various physicians and clinicians who specialize in this syndrome on a variety of issues that are prevalent with this disorder
Children With Facial Difference - Charkins MSW
A parent’s guide that provides emotional support as well as medical information.
Resources For People With Facial Difference - A guide provided by the Let’s Face It information and support network for people with facial difference, their families, friends and professionals.
Choices In Deafness - Schwartz
A parent’s guide to communication options
Educating Boys With Fragile X Syndrome-
A Guide For Parents And Professionals
A Guide to Communicating with &Educating Children Who Have Deafness or Hearing Impairment : Ohio Coalition for The Education Of Children With Disabilities -
a guide for parents and teachers with tips to help the educational process and life adjustments
Children With Visual Impairments - Holbrook
answers many questions and helps parents feel better equipped to raise their child.
Caring For Children With Cerebral Palsy- Dormains and Pelligrino
An interdisciplinary text that is the definitive reference for team-based care of children with CP
Injured Mind-Shattered Dreams- Miller Rife
A personal story that hopes to dissolve some of the fear and mystery surrounding traumatic brain injury.
The Parent’s Guide To Childhood Eating Disorders - Herrin,Ed.D, M.P.H, P.D.
Spotting early warning signs, normalizing eating and exercise, dealing with school, friends, sports and college and knowing when to seek professional help.
Children With Epilepsy- A Guide For Parents
You and Your Brain, A child’s Guide - Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Board book that explains the parts of the brain and what happens during a seizure
Babies with Down Syndrome - Stray-Gunderson -
A new parent’s guide to give parents everything they need to know about raising their child in an environment of love, pride and achievement.
Down Syndrome for Parents and Professionals - Chamberlain and Strode
Contains goals, objectives/skills to facilitate growth in all areas to help children develop to their maximum potential.
The Source For Down Syndrome- Chamberlain and Strode
Written to describe communication development and intervention for the child with Down Syndrome.
Teaching Reading to Children With Down Syndrome - Oelwein
A nationally known reading program that ensures success, which can be tailored to meet the needs of each studentGeneral Developmental Disabilities:
The Child With Special Needs - Greenspan
Encourages emotional and intellectual growth using a technique known as floor time
When Your Child Has A Disability - Batshaw M.D.
The complete source book of daily and medical care.
The Special Child - Pueschel, Scola, Weidenman and Bernier
Information that will answer questions, make informed decisions, and provide optimal care to your child.
Raising A Child Who Has A Physical Disability - Albrecht
Compassionate, helpful and based on real life experience, this book will help the parent handle every facet of raising, and loving the special needs child.
Children With Mental Retardation - Smith, M.A., CCC-SLP
Everything you need to know about raising your child and meeting the varied medical, therapeutic and educational needs.
Wright’s Law: From Emotions to Advocacy - Pam and Pete Wright
Provides practical guidance that will empower parents with the necessary tools, skills, and knowledge for successfully advocating in their child’s behalf.
Special Education Dictionary - Comprehensive, cross references and easy to understand.
Education Rights of Children With Disabilities-Ordover
A basic legal reference designed to assist parents, students, and their advocates in securing rights guaranteed by IDEA, Section 504 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Educational Care - LevineOhio Educational Directory
A model based on clinical, educational and research experience that favors informed observation and description over labeling.
Lists names and addresses of State of Ohio Department of Education personnel as well as every school in each district in the state.
Parent’s Complete Special Education Guide- Pierangelo and Jacoby
Tips, techniques and materials for helping your child succeed in school and life
Negotiating the Special Education Maze - Anderson, Chitwood and Hayde
A guide for parents and teachers to understand the special education system
Adapting Curriculum & Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms-A Teacher’s Desk Reference Deschenes, Ebeling, and Sprague
Answers questions and provides samples
How To Reach and Teach All Students In The Inclusive Classroom - Reif and Heimburge Ready-to-use strategies, lessons, and activities doe teaching students with diverse learning needs.
Community Recreation For People With Disabilities- Schleien , Ray and Green
Provides strategies for inclusion
How To Be A Para pro - Twachtman-Cullen
A comprehensive training manual for paraprofessionals
Assistive Technology- Flippo, Inge and Barcus
How to apply AT to access more general areas of a disabled person’s environment
Brain Gym - Dennison
Uses Edu-kinesthetics( simple movements) to enhance a child’s whole brain learning
Brain Gym - Dennison Teacher’s Edition
Academic Content Standards - Mathematics k-12
Academic Content Standards English Language Arts - K-12
Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, by Pete and Pam Wright
Includes text and key laws and regulations including IDEA of 1997, Section 504, Family Education Records and Privacy Act, US Supreme Court Decisions, and analysis and interpretation.
Why Johnny Doesn’t Behave: Twenty Tips and Measurable BIP’s - Barbara Bateman and Annemikae Golly
Provides twenty tips for teachers that will minimize and greatly reduce student problem behaviors. Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plans are discussed.
Writing Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives - Barbara Bateman and Cynthia M. Herr This book proposes a way to prepare the heart and soul of , the nitty-gritty, the critical parts of the IEP in a simple, clear, useful, economical, worthwhile,common sense, legal, correct and revolutionary way.
Difficult Conversations - Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton ad Shelia Heen
This book explores what it is that makes conversations difficult, why we avoid them and why we often handle them badly. Provides tools to help you enhance communications that will open doors to greater fulfillment in any relationships
How To Teach Your Baby To Be Physically Superb- Doman
The authors present an intriguing and scientifically sound concept of brain functioning and physiology, and how by integrating physical activity, the processes of brain growth and neurological organization can be profoundly affected.
The New Language of Toys - teaching communication skills to children with special needs - Schwarz and Miller
Provides information on how play activities affect a child's language development, and when to get the toys and materials to use in these activities.
The Step Handbook - The Parent’s Handbook
Systematic Training for Effective Parenting An easy-to read guide with practical ideas that will help parents raise a confident and responsible child.
Early Listening Skills - Williams
Designed for professionals who are working with children who have underdeveloped listening skills associated with language delay, hearing loss or other communication difficulty.
If You’ve Ever Wanted To Crawl in the Closet With an Oreo - Tips for parenting a child with special needs Downey
The perfect book for the parent with major challenges, but with little time or energy to read a bigger book. Practical with a twist of humor.
Special Parent; Special Child- Sullivan
Parents of children with disabilities share their trials, triumphs and hard-won wisdom.
You’ll Dream New Dreams - Klein and Schive
Inspiring personal stories by parents of children with disabilities
How To Develop Self-Esteem In Your Child: 6 Vital Ingreidients
Youngs, PhD, Ed.D A great tool that provides insights and strategies to help your child develop positive self-esteem
How To Deal With Parents Who Are Angry, Troubled or Just Plain Crazy - McEwan
Provides suggestions for handling disgruntled parents diplomatically, and helps you develop the skills to disarm emotionally charged behavior.
Parent’s On The Spot - what to do when your kids put you there - Craig
This is a lively troubleshooting guide that lets you take decisive action to solve the crises of everyday family life.
Delicate Threads - friendships between children with and with out special needs in inclusive settings - Staub, Ph.D
How the relationships develop, how they compare with relationships between typical peers, and what happens over time
Raise Your Child's Social IQ - Cathi Cohen
Social Skills and Behavior:
Stepping Stones Program to help develop people skills for kids
Good Friends Are Hard To Find - Fred Frankel
Helping children find, make and keep friends
The Social Skills Picture Book - Jed Baker
Teaching play, emotion, and communication to children through use of pictures
Honorable Intentions - Pacer Center Inc., 2003
A parent’s guide to educational planning for children with emotional or behavior disorders.Videos/DVD’s/ CD’s:
Learn how the different learning needs of all students are being met in the general curriculum setting.
Successful Schools – How to raise achievement and support at risk students.
Successful Classrooms - Effective teaching strategies for raising achievement in reading and writing.
How To Help Your Child Succeed In School - Strategies and guidance for parents of children with ADHD and Learning Disabilities.
Max’s World: A story of a boy with ADHD. A story of success.
ADHD: Inclusive instruction and collaboration for elementary and middle school classrooms.
How Difficult Can This Be? The F.A.T. City Workshop - presented by Richard D. Lavolie Understanding learning disabilities
When Your Child Has A Mental Illness Hope and help for families
Claire�s Story: A Child’s Perspective on Childhood Depression
Depression and Other Mental Illnesses: A Professional and Personal Point of View
November1, 2000 Dr. David Rue and Claire Frese
Educating and Nurturing the Bipolar Child - Janice Papolos
A DVD that provides cutting edge information and powerful strategies for teachers and parents to enhance
Alternative Therapies - Homeopathic Interventions and Sensory Integration
Brain Functioning and Learning Differences presentation from 10-4-01Autism: Being Friends
Dr. Tim Lillie
Stop and Go Ahead With Success - an integrated approach to helping children develop social
Parenting the Exceptional Child: Understanding the needs of children with diverse abilitiesDreams Spoken Here: Oral deaf education
Primetime Live: 11/30/00 - Teen follow up
ABC News 20/20 Before It’s Too Late - 10-07-98
The IEP: A Tool for Realizing Possibilities - PEAK Parent Center, ColoradoIt’s All Part of the Job - Social Skills for success at work
Community Based Vocational Training Program - Q&A With Parents & Businesses
We’re People First- A Celebration in Diversity - workbook and CD – Jeff Moyer
A blind musician who encourages disability awareness and acceptance
How Big is Your Circle? - Jeff Moyer Choral and String arrangements