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Disabilities (General Info)

Lending Library items are available to be checked out for two weeks to all North Dakota residents.

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Lending Library - Books (7)

Lending Library - DVDs (2)

Handouts (2)

Online Resources (2)

Books

Answering Your Questions About Spina Bifida
by Children's National Medical Center
Through this booklet the authors hope to provide information to help you understand the basic medical, educational and social issues which commonly affect people with spina bifida. (parents & professionals)

Children With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Larry Burd PhD
The classic text handbook for parents and teachers on how to help children with this condition

Circles of Friends
by Robert Perske, Martha Perske
This book tells about people with disabilities and how their friends enrich their lives. (parents & professionals)

Don't Call Me Special: A First Look At Disability
by Pat Thomas
This delightful picture book explores questions and concerns about disability in a simple and reassuring way. Younger children can find out what a disability is, and learn how people deal with their disabilities to live happy and full lives.

Helping Children Who Are Blind
by Sandy Niemann & Namita Jacob
This book aids parents and other caregivers in helping blind children develop all their capabilities. Topics include: assessing what a child can see, preventing blindness, moving around safely, teaching common activities, and more.

Helping Children Who Are Deaf
by Niemann, Greenstein, & David
This book helps parents and other caregivers build the communication skills of babies and young children. It explains how deafness affects a child?s ability to learn language and develop, and describes how to foster language development through both sign and oral approaches.

Life Planning For Adults with Developmental Disabilities
by Judith Greenbaum, Ph.D.
As any parent or caregiver of an individual with developmental disabilities can tell you, planning for the future of an adult with intellectual disabilities, requires hard work and good advice. While complete independence and self-reliance is out of reach for many adults with developmental disabilities, a productive, stable, and enjoyable life is certainly possible. This book is a comprehensive guide to resources you can use to help an adult child or other individual with developmental disabilities for whom you care.

CDs

Relish Is For More Than Hot Dogs: A Guide To Making Your Own Sweet Success
NICHCY (Audio CD)
Welcome to NICHCY's Guide to Making Your Own Sweet Success. Listen to how 8 young people with disabilities found their own sweet secret of success. And there is a secret! (Hint: It's inside all of us.)

DVDs

The Key Of G
59 minutes
Those who know him can only speculate about how 22 year old Gannet experiences the world. Gannet (G) lives with Mowat-Wilson syndrome; a rare genetic condition that challenges communication between the right and left sides of the brain. When G moves out of his mom's house into an apartment with friends who will be his round-the-clock caregivers, everyone anticipates a painful transition. But in this house of young artists and musicians, G gets to experience life with people who grasp the poignant dichotomy of his extraordinary strengths and his heartbreaking fragility.

Understanding The Student with Prader-Willi Syndrome

A new and wonderfully exciting tool to benefit those with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) in school. This DVD provides teachers and other school personnel with an introduction and overview of the issues associated with PWS and demonstrates and describes pragmatic strategies that school staff can use in supporting the success of a student with PWS in their classroom.

Handouts

Categorías de Discapacidad bajo IDEA
NICHCY
La ley de educación especial de la nación se llama la Ley de Educación de Individuos con Discapacidades, o IDEA. Como parte de hacer que la educación especial y servicios relacionados estén disponibles para niños con discapacidades en las escuelas públicas, IDEA define el término "niño con una discapacidad". Esta definición incluye términos específicos de discapacidad, que también son definidos por IDEA, como se describe en esta página web. (The nation's special education law is called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA. As part of making special education and related services available to children with disabilities in the public schools, IDEA defines the term "child with a disability." That definition includes specific disability terms, which are also defined by IDEA, as this webpage describes.) (Spanish)
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Categories of Disabilities Under IDEA
CPIR
The nation's special education law is called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA. As part of making special education and related services available to children with disabilities in the public schools, IDEA defines the term "child with a disability." That definition includes specific disability terms, which are also defined by IDEA, as this webpage describes. (English)
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Online Resources

ND Developmental Disabilities Services
Agency/Organization

Developmental Disabilities provides support and training to individuals and families in order to maximize community and family inclusion, independence, and self-sufficiency; to prevent institutionalization; and to enable institutionalized individuals to return to the community. To achieve this goal, Developmental Disabilities contracts with private, nonprofit and for-profit organizations to provide an array of residential services, day services, and family support services.

North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities (NDCPD)
Agency/Organization

The North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities (NDCPD) is a University Center of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research and Services.

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