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Books & DVD’s

New additions

  • When Down Syndrome and Autism Intersect – A guide to DS-ASD for Parents and Professionals
  • Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome – A Guide to Emotional and Behavioral Strengths and Challenges
  • Ready, Set, Potty! Toilet Training for Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disorders
  • Steps to Independence – Teaching Everyday Skills to Children with Special Needs
  • Simple Low-Cost Games and Activities for Sensorimotor Learning
  • Who’s the Slow Learner? – A Chronicle of Inclusion and Exclusion
  • Room 47 – Down Syndrome – A New Father’s Diary
  • Downs – The History of a Disability

Health and development

  • Adults with Down syndrome: understanding their complex health needs (DVD)
  • Discovery: Pathways to better speech for children with Down syndrome (DVD)
  • Embracing play: toy and play routines based on Applied Behavior Analysis (DVD)
  • Fine motor skills for children with Down syndrome  (Book)
  • Gross motor skills for children with Down syndrome  (Book)
  • Mental wellness in adults with Down syndrome (Book)
  • Teaching children with Down syndrome about their Bodies, Boundaries, and Sexuality (Book)
  • Babies With Down Syndrome: A New Parents Guide (Book)

Education and Inclusion

  • Classroom Language skills for children with Down syndrome (Book)
  • Inclusion in practice: educating children with Down syndrome at primary school (DVD)
  • My friend Isabelle, including teacher’s package (Book)
  • Teaching reading to children with Down syndrome (Book)
  • Teaching Math to people with Down syndrome and other hands-on learners (Book)
  • Win-Win Advice for the Inclusive Classroom (Book)

Community and Inclusion

  • Adventures in the Mainstream  (Book)
  • The Company of Others, stories of belonging, by PLAN (Book)
  • Raising a Kid with Special Needs: The Complete Canadian Guide (Book)
  • Then and Now: Exploring the Past & Future of the Advocacy Movement (DVD)
  • My friend Isabelle, including teacher’s package (Book)
  • The best worst brother (Book)
  • Taking Down Syndrome to School (Book)
  • Gifts: personal stories from mothers of children with Down syndrome (Book)
  • Gifts 2: How People with Down Syndrome Enrich the World (Book)
  • Who Will Help Kelsea? (Book)
  • Road Map to Holland (Book)
  • Tangled Webs (Book)
  • Daring to Dream: The Story of the Famous People Players (Book)
  • Lightness: Portraits & Stories of Individuals with Down Syndrome (Book)

Publications and other resources

  • Voices: written for and by people with Down syndrome (Magazine)
  • NS. Dept. Ed Supporting Student Success- Teacher Assistant Guidelines 2009 (Booklet)
  • NS. Dept. Ed Supporting Student Success- Fact Sheets 2010 (Folder)
  • NS. Dept. Ed Supporting Student Success – The Program Planning Process: A guide for parents 2006 (Booklet)
  • NS. Dept. Ed Student Services – Special Education Policy 2008 (Booklet)