Wednesday, June 21, 2017

As Brave As You

As brave as you is an award-winning 432-page novel for children ages 10 and up. Brooklyn brothers Ernie and Genie learn that they will spend the summer in rural Virginia with the grandparents they've never met face-to-face. Even more surprises are in store for the boys when they learn they'll have to do chores and follow their grandparent's rules. They'll learn about life, becoming a man, and what it means to be brave.

Interested? Email us at or use to find it in a library near you.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Free webinar on universal design

Next Tuesday, June 27, from 12:30-1:00 pm ET, the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center will be hosting a lunch and learn webinar on universal design featuring John Salmen, president of Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. The webinar will cover some of the history of universal design and the many facets of the term. It's free to join but registration is required.

For more information and to register, please visit:

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A Fully Accessible Water Park

In an article found on, a new water park will open this weekend in San Antonio, Texas, that caters to people with disabilities. Morgan's Inspiration Island will offer six major attractions including a river boat ride and several splash pads. With help from the University of Pittsburgh, a new type of wheelchair was developed to keep users' high-tech chairs from being damaged in the water. And the best part? Admittance is free to people with disabilities!

Read all about it at:

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Survival Guide: Personal Care

The Library recently purchased a copy of Attainment's Survival Guide: Personal Care. One book is specifically for women and the other for men. These guides are around 300 pages each and both cover vital personal care activities. Each book "includes basics like brushing teeth and taking showers as well as buying clothes, being stylish, and getting along with friends. It includes relevant activity sequences, two comprehension quizzes, and instructive photo essays of the activities featuring age appropriate models." -publisher

Want to check them out? Email us at

Monday, June 12, 2017

Living on Your Own

Living on Your Own is a housekeeping and interpersonal skill curriculum for students transitioning into adulthood from Attainment Company. It "teaches a wide range of housekeeping activities and related interpersonal skills. Activities include the basics like setting the table and mopping the floor, outdoor maintenance, and living with roommates." -publisher

Want to check it out? Email us at

Friday, June 9, 2017

What's New

Wondering what's new in the Library? May has come and gone, and we're already well into June, but let's take a moment to look back and see what new materials came in to the Library last month. From autism to learning disabilities, to executive function skills, we received a good mix of topics.

Check out the entire list at:

See something you want to borrow? Give us a call, send us an email or drop by for a visit! We're happy to help.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

New Resource from IRCA

Know a teen or adult with a new diagnosis? The Indiana Resource Center for Autism has just published a new booklet entitled, "After You Receive the Diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Resource for Adolescents and Adults Who are Newly Diagnosed." The booklet offers general information on the disorder and discusses disclosing your diagnosis to others along with self-advocacy, transition to college, and employment. Medical and healthcare information is also included.

To view the booklet online, please visit:

To order multiple hard copies, visit: