Suggested Reading



Down Syndrome Parenting 101 – Must-Have Advice for Making Your Life Easier, 2011
The Parent’s Guide to Down Syndrome, 2016

Gifts-Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives, 2007
Gifts 2 – How People with Down Syndrome Enrich the World, 2009
Sometimes Miracles Hide – Stirring Letters from Those Who Discovered God’s Blessings in a Special Child, 1999
My Gift – The Magic of a Special Child, A mother’s collection of poems, 2002
Special Strengths for Special Parents, 2006
Angel Behind the Rocking Chair-Stories of Hope in Unexpected Places, 1997
You Will Dream New Dreams – Inspirational Personal Stories by Parents of Children with Disabilities, 2001
Grown Man Now, 2008
Riding the Bus with My Sister-A True Life Journey,2002
DVD: The Child King – A Holiday Movie, 2007
DVD: Mr. Blue Sky – A Touching Coming of Age Romance, 2007
DVD: Dakota’s Pride – One father’s search for the truth about Down syndrome
DVD: Deedah, 2010
DVD: Wretches & Jabbers – about two men with Autism

For children
Hi, I’m Ben! …And I’ve Got a Secret!, 1995
I Can, Can You?, 2005
My Up & Down & All Around Book, 2008
Animal Fun for Everyone, 2014
I Like Berries, Do You?, 2013
Kids Like Me Learn ABC’s, 2009
Kids Like Me Learn Colors, 2009
The Best Worst Brother, 2005
My Friend Isabelle, 2003
What’s Wrong with Timmy?, 2001
What’s Heaven?,
ABC for You and Me, 2000
123 for You and Me, 2001
Rachel and the Magic Beads, 2007
Russ and the Apple Tree Surprise, 1999
Russ and the Firehouse, 2000
Russ and the Almost Perfect Day, 2000
Veronica’s First Year, 1996
We’ll Paint the Octopus Red, 1998
Big Brother Dustin, 1997
Dustin’s Big School Day, 1999
How Smudge Came, 1995
Thumbs Up, Rico!, 1994
Where’s Chimpy?, 1988
Me, Hailey, 2005
The PolkaPlaid School on Turner Creek, 2006
Our Brother Has Down’s Syndrome – An Introduction for Children, 1985
Nina Rose and her Dancing Prince, 2008
The Little King and his Marshmallow Kingdom, 2010
A Boy Who Liked Color, by a young man with Down syndrome who is an artist, 2000

Fasten Your Seatbelt – A Crash Course on Down syndrome for Brothers and Sisters, 2009
Thicker than Water, 2009
The Sibling Slam Book, 2005
Views from Our Shoes, 1997
Living with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs – A book for Sibs, 2nd Edition, 1996
The Sibling Survival Guide, 2014

Developing Quality IEPs,IEP and Inclusion Tips for Parents and Teachers, 2006
Better IEPs – How to Develop Legally Correct and Educationally Useful Programs, 2006
Writing Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives, 2006
From Gobbledygook to Clearly Written Annual IEP Goals, 2007
All About IEPs, 2009
Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, 2007
From Emotions to Advocacy- The Special Education Survival Guide from Wrightslaw, 2nd Edition, 2006
No Child Left Behind from Wrightslaw, 2003
Wrightslaw: IDEA 2004 The Guide to Special Education Law – A Handbook for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals, 2005
The Everyday Guide to Special Education Law, 2005
Believe in My Child with Special Needs! Helping Children Achieve Their Potential in School, 2005
Individual Education Plans: Involved Effective Parents, 2001
Planes de Educacion Individuales: Padres Activos y Efectivos, 2002
Developing a Behavior Support Plan, A Manual for Teachers & Behavioral Specialists, 1998
Rethinking Special Education for a New Century, 2001
Ants in His Pants – Absurdities and Realities of Special Education (Cartoons), 1998
Flying by the Seat of Your Pants – More Absurdities and Realities of Special Education, 1999
Improving Adolescent Literacy – Strategies at Work, 2004
25 Strategies for Guiding Readers through Informational Texts, 2003
Vocabulary Strategies Every Teacher Needs to Know, 2004
Teaching by Design-Using Computer to Create Materials for Learning Differences, 2005

Educational “readers” for children with Down syndrome
Natalie Hale Full Reading Kit plus Spaghetti – Step 1 Reader by Special Reads for Special Needs, 2000 and Macaroni and Baloney – Step 2 Reader by Special Reads for Special Needs, 2001

Meaningful Inclusion for Students with Down Syndrome, 2014
From Disability to Possibility-The Power of Inclusive Classrooms, 2006
DVD: Song of Our Children-a documentary film about inclusive education, 2005
DVD: Lou Brown Unplugged – Integrated Schooling and Instructional Practices, 2005
The Inclusion Facilitator’s Guide, 2006
Differentiated Instruction Guide for Inclusive Teaching, 2003
The Teacher’s Toolbox for Differentiating Instruction, 2003
Disability Awareness – 24 Lessons for the Inclusive Classroom, 1998
Inclusion: A Fresh Look – Practical Strategies to Help All Students Succeed, 1996
Including Students with w/Severe and Multiple Disabilities in Typical Classrooms, 2002
Inclusion: A Service, Not A Place – A Whole School Approach, 2002
Responsive Curriculum Design in Secondary Schools – Meeting the Diverse Needs of Students, 2001
Deciding What to Teach/How to Teach It-Connecting Students- Curriculum/Instruction, 1998
Opening Doors: Connecting Students to Curriculum Classmates and Learning, 2nd Ed., 1999
Foundations of Inclusive Education – Effective Strategies to Achieve Inclusive Education, 2001
Inclusion: 450 Strategies for Success, 2000
Making Inclusion Work – A Practical Guide for Teachers, 2003
Building Inclusive Schools – Tools and Strategies for Success, 2001
Because We Can Change World – Guide Building Cooperative Inclusive Classroom Communities, 1999
Inclusive Elementary Schools – Recipes for Success, 1999
Inclusive Middle Schools, 2001
Inclusive High Schools – Learning from Contemporary Classrooms, 1999
Inclusive Schooling Practices: Pedagogical and Research Foundations, 1998
Creating an Inclusive School, 1995
Connecting Students – A Guide to Thoughtful Friendship Facilitation for Educators & Families, 1992
Activities for a Diverse Classroom: Connecting Students, 1998
Community Recreation and People with Disabilities, 1997
Inclusive Child Care for Infants & Toddlers – Meeting Individual and Special Needs, 1997
Inclusion 101 – How to Teach All Learners, 1999
Adapting Curriculum & Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms – Teacher’ s Desk Reference, 1994
Teacher’s Guides to Inclusive Practices, 1999: Collaborative Teaming, Behavioral Support, Modifying Schoolwork, Social Relationships and Peer Support
The Paraprofessionals Guide to the Inclusive Classroom – Working as a Team, 1997
Quick-Guides to Inclusion – Ideas for Educating Students with Disabilities, 1997
Quick-Guides to Inclusion 2 – Ideas for Educating Students with Disabilities, 1998
Quick Guides to Inclusion 3 – Ideas for Educating Students with Disabilities, 2002
Individual Learner Outcomes: Infusing Student Needs into the Regular Education Curriculum, 1996
Delicate Threads – Friendships between Children with & w/out Special Needs in Inclusive Setting, 1998
Inclusive and Heterogeneous Schooling – Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction, 1995
The Inclusion-Classroom Problem Solver, 2007
The Inclusion Papers – Strategies to Make Inclusion Work, 1992
Breaking Ground – Ten Families Building Opportunities Through Integration, 1989
Circle of Friends – People with Disabilities & Their Friends Enrich the Lives of One Another, 1988

Educational Resources

Teaching Math to People with Down Syndrome, Book One, 2005

Teaching Math to People with Down Syndrome, Book Two, 2008
**Hands-On Math Kit
Teaching Math Activities & Games CD-Rom
Managing My Money – Banking and Budgeting Basics, 2010
Teaching Reading to Children w/Down Syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Teachers, 1995
Try Reading Again – How to Motivate and Teach Older Beginners, Age 10 and Up, 2012

Big Book of Books and Activities – making learning activities to use at home and in school.
Big Book of Science – Elementary K-6
Big Book of Science – Middle School and High School

Speaking of Apraxia, 2012

Big Book of Math – Elementary K-6

Great Tables, Graphs, Charts, Diagrams and Timelines you can make.
Big Book of Social Studies – Elementary K-6

Targeting Language Delays – IEP Goals & Activities for Students with Developmental Challenges, 2014
Classroom Language Skills for Children w/Down Syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Teachers, 2001
The New Language of Toys – Teaching Communication Skills to Children with Special Needs, 1996
Teaching Children with Down Syndrome about Their Bodies, Boundaries, and Sexuality, 2007
Sexuality Across the Lifespan for Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities, 2011
The Boys’ Guide to Growing Up – Terri Cowenhoven, 2012
The Girls’ Guide to Growing Up – Terri Cowenhoven, 2012
Boyfriends and Girlfriends – A Guide to Dating for People with Disabilities, 2015
The Guide to Good Health for Teens and Adults with Down Syndrome, 2010
Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome – A Guide to Emotional and Behavioral Strengths and Challenges, 2006
Bienestar mental en los adultos con síndrome de Down – Una guía para comprender y evaluar sus cualidades y problemas emocionales y conductuales

Understanding How Children w/Down Syndrome Learn, 2004
The Down Syndrome Nutrition Handbook – A Guide to Promoting Healthy Lifestyles, 2002
Fine Motor Skills in Children with Down Syndrome, 2006
Gross Motor Skills in Children with Down Syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals, 2014

**Hands-On Math Kit
Teaching Math Activities & Games CD-Rom

When Down Syndrome and Autism Intersect, 2013
Mixed Signals – Understanding and Treating Your Child’s Sensory Processing Issues, 2012
Visual Supports for People with Autism – A Guide for Parents and Professionals, 2012
Self-Help Skills for People with Autism – A Systematic Teaching Approach, 2012
The Kitchen Classroom – 32 Visual GFCF Recipes to Boost Developmental Skills
Living Gluten Free for Dummies, 2006
A Room of Golden Shells – 100 Works by Artists and Writers with Down Syndrome, 2013
Choosing Naia – A Family’s Journey, 2002
Expecting Adam – A True Story of Birth, Rebirth and Everyday Magic, 1999
The Year My Son and I Were Born, 2009
Another Season – A Coach’s Story of Raising an Exceptional Son, 1997
A Special Kind of Hero, The Star of “Life Goes On” Tells His Remarkable Story, Chris Burke, 1991
Count Us In – Growing Up With Down Syndrome, Jason Kingsley and Mitchell Levitz, 1994

 Down Syndrome Issues and Information Series

Living With Down Syndrome
Speech and language development for individuals with Down syndrome – An overview
Speech and language development for individuals with Down syndrome (0-5 years)
Speech and language development for individuals with Down syndrome (5-11 years)

Sign Language Resources
Signing Times DVD tapes: Series 1 – 13
Come Sing Along Signing Times Songs: Volumes 1 – 12
Signing Times Book Volumes 4, 5 and 6
Signing Times Flashcard Sets Volumes 1 – 4
My First Book of Sign Language (kids book), 1996
Green Beans Birthday Party (kids sign language book), 2009
Simple Signing – A Guide for Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Teachers, 2007
DVD: My First Signs – 6 months
DVD: My First Signs – 12 months
I Can Sign Playtime, 2006
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Sign and Sing Along
Songs for Little Hands – Activity Guide and CD
Off We Go for a Haircut
Off We Go to the Dentist
Interactive Read-Alouds K-1: Linking Standards, Fluency, and Comprehension, 2007
Everyone Counts-Teaching Acceptance and Inclusion, 2005
Handwriting Without Tears – various materials
Helping Struggling Readers
STAMP-IT! – Activity Sheets for Concept Development, 1989
My Word Book-Words and Tools for Writing and Spelling, 2003
HELP for Middle School – A workbook to help SLP’s and teachers meet the unique challenges of middle schoolers w/ language disorders. Vocabulary and difficulty level ranges from grades 4-7., 1997
LOVE and LEARNING (paper readers only): A Unique Approach to Language and Reading Development
TOUCH MATH Computation Kit: Number Concepts, Addition, Subtraction, Sequence Counting, Multiplication and Division
Hooked on Phonics Series
EAROBICS (CD Rom): Auditory Development & Phonics Program, 1997
Informational Resources re: Stuttering
CD and Book: SONGAMES for Sensory Integration, 2002
Remediating Reading Difficulties, 1991
Hey! I’m Reading!, 1995
Vocabulary Cartoons – Kids Learn a Word a Minute and Never Forget It, 1998

Housing in Florida, 2013
Moving Out – A Family Guide to Residential Planning for Adults with Disabilities, 2013
DVD: NADS Aerobics
The Power to Spring Up – Postsecondary Education Opportunities for Students with Significant Disabilities, 2009
Guide for Implementing Transition Services in Postsecondary Settings for Students with Significant Disabilities
Down Syndrome Transition Handbook – Charting Your Child’s Course to Adulthood, 2010
Cooking with Color – Recipes for Independence, 2010
Next Chapter Book Club – A Model Literacy Program for People with Intellectual Disabilities, 2009
Lucky Dogs, Lost Hats and Dating Do’s and Don’ts, 2012
Going to College – Expanding Opportunities for People with Disabilities, 2005
DVD – We Have Choices – Self-Advocacy
Raymond’s Room-Ending the Segregation of People with Disabilities, 2007
Adventures in the Mainstream-Coming of Age with Down Syndrome, 2005
Implementing Ongoing Transition Plans for the IEP, 2007
Individual Transition Plans-The Teacher’s Curriculum Guide for Helping Youth w/Special Needs, 2002
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities-Toward Full Community Inclusion, 2005
Dare to Dream Revised-A Guide to Planning Your Future (middle school/early HS years), 1999
Dare to Dream for Adults, 2004
Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities – A Guide for Families, 2011
DVD: Lou Brown Unplugged-Vocational Preparation, 2005
The Transition Handbook-Strategies HS Teachers Use that Work!, 2000
My Future My Plan, 2003
Transition Series: Transition from School to Adulthood-Basic Concepts and Recommended Practices
Developing Transition Plans
Self-Determination Strategies for Adolescents in Transition
Family Involvement in Transition Planning and Implementation
Infusing Real-Life Topics into Existing Curricula
Transition to Employment
Working w/Students w/Disabilities in Vocational-Technical Settings
Transition to Postsecondary Education-Strategies for Students w/Disabilities
Student-Focused Conferencing and Planning
Adult Agencies-Linkages for Adolescents in Transition
Transition Services for Students w/Significant Disabilities in College and Community Settings
Informal Assessments for Transition Planning
100 Activities for Transition, 2000
Whose Future is it Anyway? A Student-Directed Transition Planning Process, 1995
Transition Assessment – Wise Practices for Quality Lives, 2002
Teaching Self-Determination to Students with Disabilities – Basic Skill for Successful Transition, 1998
Putting Creativity to Work-Careers in Arts for People with Disabilities, 2000
From Behind the Piano – The Building of Judith Snow’s Unique Circle of Friends, 1990
Music (audio tapes): We’re People First…A Celebration of Diversity. 2 cassettes, 1995

Adult Health
My Health My Choice My Responsibility, 2007
Exercise and Nutrition Health Education Curriculum for Adults with Developmental Disabilities, 2001
Envisioning My Future – A Young Person’s Guide to Health Care Transition
Access to Oral Health Care for Florida’s Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, 2002

Guardianship Resources
Lighting the Way to Guardianship and Other Decision-Making Alternatives – A Manual for Individuals and Families, 2015 (This publication can be obtained from the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council
Planning Ahead – A Guide for Parents, Family Members, and Legal Representatives of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities, 2013 (This publication can be obtained from the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council

Los libros en español
Bebes con Sindrome de Down
AMISTAD – Stories of Hispanic Children With Disabilities and Their Friendships, 1997 La Amistad (espanol) – Unas historias de ninos hispanos con discapacidades y sus amistades, 1997

Fiction Books
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, 2005
Birds of a Feather, Alan Balter, 2003
Honor Thy Son, Lou Shaw, 1994
Show Me No Mercy – A Compelling Story of Remarkable Courage, Robert Perske, 1984

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