[OYAN] Including families of children & teens with special needs: book and online resources

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Fri Mar 21 16:27:10 PDT 2014

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Scott Banks, C. (2014). Including Families of Children with Special Needs: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians. Chicago, IL: Neal-Schuman.

This new revised edition is a step-by-step guide to serving children and youth with disabilities as well as the family members, caregivers, and other people involved in their lives. The authors show how staff can enable full use of the library's resources by integrating the methods of educators, medical and psychological therapists, social workers, librarians, parents, and other caregivers. Widening the scope to address the needs of teens as well as preschool and school-age children, this edition also discusses the needs of Spanish-speaking children with disabilities and their families, looking at cultural competency as well as Spanish-language resources. Enhanced with checklists, stories based on real experiences, descriptions of model programs and resources, and an overview of appropriate internet sites and services, this how-to gives thorough consideration to

  *   Partnering and collaborating with parents and other professionals
  *   Developing special collections and resources
  *   Assessing competencies and skills
  *   Principles underlying family-centered services and resource-based practices
  *   The interrelationship of early intervention, special education, and library service
(book description)

Other resources to help with including families of children with special needs.

The Center for Parent Information Resources serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities. http://www.parentcenterhub.org/

The Waisman Center focuses on many aspects of human development, from the molecular and genetic foundations of life, health, disease, and disability, to the physical and mental processes that make up intelligence, to social and family relationships throughout life.

The Northwest ADA Center: "Many people get the responsibility for being the ADA Coordinator and not the background or education to go with it. Knowing the nuances of equal opportunity, program access, facility access, and how to manage a complaint procedure as a representative of a public entity, is a daunting endeavor. Management of an ADA compliance program or office can vary from state to state and from county to county, as well as from city to city. What are the best practices for compliance and program access? We hope to answer this question with the tools we have brought together to support your compliance efforts."

Learn about more organizations in Oregon that can usually put you in touch with resources in your community, as well as provide you with information and assistance about disability issues in your state.

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

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