Resources: Books, Websites and Links

A New Course: A Mother’s Journey Navigating Down Syndrome and Autism, by Teresa Unnerstall- Forthcoming May 2020

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Supporting Positive Behavior in Children and Teens with Down Syndrome, by David S. Stein, Psy.D. (Woodbine House)

When Down Syndrome and Autism Intersect-A Guide to DS-ASD for Parents and Professionals, by Margaret Froehlke R.N. and Robin Zaborek

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Inclusion in Action: Practical Strategies to Modify Your Curriculum, by Nicole Eredics

Inclusion in Action

Who’s The Slow Learner? A Chronicle of Inclusion and Exclusion by Sandra Assimotos McElwee

Who's The Slow Learner

Count Us In..Growing Up With Down Syndrome, by Jason Kingsley and Mitchell Levitz

Road Map to Holland… How I Found My Way Through My Son’s First Two Years With Down Syndrome by Jennifer Graf Groneberg.

A Parents Guide to Down syndrome…Towards a Brighter Future, by Siegfried M. Pueschel.

Better IEP’s by Barb Bateman

How Well Does Your IEP Measure Up by Diane Twachtman-Cullen and Jennifer Twachtman-Reilly.

Taking Care of Myself by Mary Wrobel

Social Rules for Kids..The Top 100 Social Rules Kids Need to Know to Succeed by Sue Diamond

The Sibling Slam Book-Edited by Don Meyer available through Woodbine House.

Special Education Laws by Wright and Wright

Speaking of Apraxia…A Parents’ Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech, by Leslie A. Lindsay

How To Be A Para Pro by Diane Twachtman-Cullen

1000 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Kids With An Autism Spectrum Disorder by Ellen Notbohm and Veronica Zysk

The Out of Sync Child Has Fun…Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder by Carol Kranowitz

101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger’s and Sensory Processing Disorder by Tara Delaney

Starting Sensory Integration Therapy by Bonnie Arnwine

Red-Yellow-Green Framework for Respectful Discipline by Ada Alden

Firestarters How Innovators, Instigators, And Initiators Can Inspire You To Ignite Your Own Life by Rauol Davis Jr., Kathy Palokoff and Paul Eder

Websites and Links:

http://www.brittanysbasketsofhope Brittany’s Baskets of Hope is a non-profit organization that provides welcome baskets free of charge with resources and baby clothing/items to families with a new baby born with Down syndrome. Click on their website to request a basket or make a donation.

lfca@lilfriends.com Little Friends Center for Autism located in Naperville, IL. I can’t say enough about Little Friends they are rock stars. Comprehensive programs, trainings, support, and social groups.

http://www.catherine@catherinewhitcher.com Special needs advocacy, coaching via phone, text and email.

http://www.nads.org NADS is the National Association for Down Syndrome and a wonderful support group in the Chicago area.

http://www.upsfordowns.org Down Syndrome support group in Schaumburg, IL for families and children and adults with Down syndrome.

http://www.gigisplayhouse.org Down syndrome Awareness Centers all across the U.S. Provides play groups, fitness programs, signing and reading classes, workshops, parent support.

https://www.ndss.org National Down Syndrome Society.

 http://www.ndsccenter.org National Down Syndrome Congress

http://www.noahsdad.com This site is invaluable for parents who have a baby or child with Down syndrome. There is some great information and useful tips and links and it is very positively focused. https://hopestory.org Hope Story exists to give support, encouragement and hope to parents whose child have received a Down syndrome diagnosis; to provide free resources to the medical community to help them deliver a Down syndrome diagnosis, and to find ways for parents of children born with Down syndrome to use their unique story to bring hope to others.

http://www.specialsparkle.com A jewelry company that has some beautiful hand made jewelry pieces by Kelly Neville is a young lady who has Down syndrome and Nick’s former classmate.

http://www.downsdesigns.com Stylish clothing line designed to fit the unique body types for persons having Down syndrome. Easy to get on and off too.

http://www.autism-society.org

http://www.bridges4kids.org resources for special needs families. One of my favorite sites!
http://www.myautismteam.com Great site for parents to share daily trials, triumphs, questions and recommendations.

http://www.tacanow.org Talk About Curing Autism links and articles along with coffee groups.

http://www.pottytrainingsolutions.com

http://www.handsonaswegrow.com Hands on activities (crafts, fine motor, etc..)

http://www.diveheart.org Offers scuba diving training for persons with disabilities.

http://www.HammerTravel.org Provides customized travel experiences for individuals with disabilities.

http://www.chicagoparent.com/resources Chicago Parent Magazine

http://www.colleran.com/caregivers-corner Resources for caregivers of special needs families, with a very comprehensive list of help for a variety of needs and disabilities.

http://www.easterseals.com Easter Seals offers programs, training and equipment for families

https://www.tuck.com/autism-spectrum-disorder-and-sleep/ Autism (ASD) and Sleep

https://www.verywellhealth.com/how-to-calm-a-child-with-autism-4177696 How to Calm a Child with Autism

https://www.wikilawn.com/blog/landscaping/create-safe-sensory-friendly-backyard-landscape-special-needs-child/Create a Sensory Safe Yard for Children with Special Needs

https://childmind.org/article/treating-sensory-processing-issues/Sensory Processing Treatments

https://www.justgreatlawyers.com/estate-planning-for-parents-of-children-with-autism Estate Planning for Parents of Kids with Autism

https://www.sensorysmarts.com/working_with_schools.htmlClassroom Classroom Accommodations for Kids with Sensory Issues

https://www.yourstoragefinder.com/moving-with-special-needs-kids Moving with Special Needs Kids Moving with Special Needs Kids

4 thoughts on “Resources: Books, Websites and Links

  1. I just wanted to let you know that this has been a great resource for me as a pre-service teacher,who is trying to learn how to meet the needs of diverse learners. Thank you SO much!

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