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Adapt my world : homemade adaptations for people with disabilities / Plaxen, J. Rose. -- Santa Ana, Ca.: Seven Locks Press, 2005. 184 p.

Written by a parent of a child with disabilities, this book offers ideas for simple, homemade modifications which can help children live more independently. The focus is on the home, school and play and includes adaptations for: mealtime, bathtime, bedtime, dressing; all types of play including sports and fitness; adaptations so that a child can study and socialise with their peers.

CC 720.42 PLA [P12491]








Advanced self-help skills / Baker, Bruce L.; Brightman, Alan J.; Heifetz, Louis J.; Murphy, Diane M. -- Champaign, Ill.: Research Press, 1976. 88p. ill.

This book is aimed to help parents teach more advanced self-help skills to children with special needs in the area of eating, grooming, dressing and housekeeping.

CC 305.2316 BAK [P03554]








At the movie theater / O'Bannon, Mary Sue. -- Columbia, Missouri: AKA Publishing, 2015. 13 p. ; 22 cm.

This book helps prepare children for the experience of going to the movies and gives them strategies to cope with new sensory experiences including darkness, the size of the screen, noises and the audiences. It also talks about what might be scary for a child. Include are parent tips to make a trip to the movie theatre successful.

CC 305.2316 OBA [P15673]










Becoming remarkably able : walking the path to talents, interests, and personal growth for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities / Marquette, Jackie. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2007. xviii, 265 p.

A practical model for students with autism and other intellectual disabilities who are in transition from adolescence to adulthood. It describes a multifaceted, multidimensional approach designed to create options that promote personal growth in youth and encourage greater community participation.

SC/AUT MAR [P12499]








Early self-help skills / Baker, Bruce L.; Brightman, Alan J.; Heifetz, Louis J.; Murphy, Diane M. -- Champaign, Ill.: Research Press, 1976. 88p. ill.

This book is aimed to help parents teach early self-help skills to children with special needs in the area of eating, grooming and dressing.

CC 305.2316 BAK [P03555]








Ellie needs to go : a book about how to use public toilets safely for girls and young women with autism and related conditions / Reynolds, Kate E. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2015. 1 vol (unpaged) ; 17 cm.

This visual resource helps parents and carers teach girls and young women with autism and related conditions about how to use public toilets safely. It covers the subtleties of social etiquette, including lining up and taking your turn, as well as other practicalities. With simple and effective illustrations the book is a starting point for teaching independence when using public toilets.

CC 305.2318 REY [P15633]










The essential guide to safe travel-training for children with autism and developmental disabilities / Gallimore, Dr Desiree. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2017. 215 p. ; 23 cm.

This book offers a step-by-step program to teach travel skills to people with an autism spectrum disorder or developmental disability of any age or ability. It covers goal setting, route planning, safety strategies and also practical skills including money handling, road crossing and use of public transport. The book includes case studies of approaches used to teach travel-training and the steps taken to develop travel training goals, planning travel, travel training techniques and fading out support to achieve successful independent travel.

CC 371.9 GAL [P16074]








A functional curriculum for teaching students with disabilities. Vol III: functional academics / Valletutti, Peter J.; Bender, Michael; Sims-Tucker, Bernita. -- Austin, Tex.: Pro-Ed, 1996. 298p

Volume three of a four volume set which focuses on providing comprehensive educational programming for people with disabilities. It addresses functional academics with an emphasis on functional reading, writing and mathematics. Activities have been divided into Teacher Interventions and Family Interventions and are age appropriate. The books all contain selected lesson plans and suggested materials, resources and readings.

CC 371.928 FUN [P10222]








A functional curriculum for teaching students with disabilities. Vol IV: interpersonal, competitive job-finding, and leisure-time skills / Bender, Michael; Valletutti, Peter J.; Baglin, Carol Ann. -- Austin, Tex.: Pro-Ed, 1998. 254p

Volume four of a four volume set which focuses on providing comprehensive educational programming for people with disabilities. It addresses interpersonal and social skills, employment skills and leisure skills. Activities have been divided into Teacher Interventions and Family Interventions and are age appropriate. These books all contain selected lesson plans and suggested materials, resources and readings.

CC 371.928 FUN [P10223]








George gets smart / Brighton, Catherine Ill.; Hollins, Sheila; Flynn, Margaret; Russell, Philippa. / ROYAL COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS. -- London: Gaskell Press, 2001. 42 p. : col. ill.

Through the use of illustrations, this story shows how George learns to take responsibility for his personal hygiene and health. This book is part of a series that provides a separate text and helpful suggestions at the back of the book for parents or any support person.

CC 371.9281 HOL [P09345]








Going on a plane / Webster, Avril. -- Limerick: Off We Go Publishing, 2009. 14 p. ; 21 cm.

Part of a series designed to prepare children for what to expect from a range of daily-life activities, this book describes what to expect when going on a plane. Colourfully illustrated with simple text.

CC 305.2316 WEB [P15687]










Going to buy clothes / Webster, Avril. -- Limerick: Off We Go Publishing, 2009. 14 p. ; 21 cm.

Part of a series designed to prepare children for what to expect from a range of daily-life activities, this book describes what to expect when going to shopping to buy clothes. Colourfully illustrated with simple text.

CC 305.2316 WEB [P15684]










Going to buy shoes / Webster, Avril. -- Limerick: Off We Go Publishing, 2009. 14 p. ; 21 cm.

Part of a series designed to prepare children for what to expect from a range of daily-life activities, this book describes what to expect when going to shopping to buy shoes. Colourfully illustrated with simple text.

CC 305.2316 WEB [P15683]










Going to the cinema / Webster, Avril. -- Limerick: Off We Go Publishing, 2009. 14 p. ; 21 cm.

Part of a series designed to prepare children for what to expect from a range of daily-life activities, this book describes what to expect when going to the movie cinemas. Colourfully illustrated with simple text.

CC 305.2316 WEB [P15688]










Going to the doctor / Civardi, Anne. -- London: Usborne Publishing Ltd. 2005. 1 vol (unpaged) ; 15 cm.

This series introduces young children, in an amusing and friendly way, to situations they might find themselves in for the first time. This book describes the Jay family going to visit the doctor.

CC 610.6 CIV [P15632]










Going to the doctor / Webster, Avril. -- Limerick: Off We Go Publishing, 2007. 14 p. ; 21 cm.

Part of a series designed to prepare children for what to expect from a range of daily-life activities, this book describes what to expect when going to the doctors. Colourfully illustrated with simple text.

CC 610.6 WEB [P15690]










Going to the optician / Webster, Avril. -- Limerick: Off We Go Publishing, 2009. 14 p. ; 21 cm.

Part of a series designed to prepare children for what to expect from a range of daily-life activities, this book describes what to expect when going to the optician. Colourfully illustrated with simple text.

CC 610.6 WEB [P15689]










Going to the supermarket / Webster, Avril. -- Limerick: Off We Go Publishing, 2007. 14 p. ; 21 cm.

Part of a series designed to prepare children for what to expect from a range of daily-life activities, this book describes what to expect when going to shopping at the supermarket. Colourfully illustrated with simple text.

CC 305.2316 WEB [P15682]










Helping your child develop self care skills / THERAPY FOCUS. -- [Perth?]: Therapy Focus, 2003. 1 DVD (24 mins.) ; 1 CD-ROM + 1 manual 952 p.)

A self training package designed to help parents and carers help school aged child with disabilities develop independent self care skills. The self care skills discussed include dressing, bathing, toileting, menstruation, eating, drinking, teeth brushing and hair care. Examples of strategies used are demonstrated on the DVD and CD-ROM.

CC 305.2316 HEL [P10797]










Home cooking : cooking skills for life / ATTAINMENT COMPANY. -- [Verona, Wis.]: Attainment Company, 2007. 1 DVD (52 min.)

This DVD is one of the Mary on the Move series in which a young woman with developmental disabilities makes steady strides toward self sufficiency. Mary has just settled into a new apartment with the help of some friends and plans a celebratory dinner for them. To complicate things her brother bets she can't get moved in, go shopping and cook a nutritious meal in 24 hours. Viewers see the steps Mary takes to prepare a healthy meal. The DVD blends entertainment with instruction.

CC 641.5 HOM [P13106]










The Homes West experience : steps to independent living for adults with a disability / Hole, Jill ed. / Homes West Association Inc. -- [Sherwood, Qld]: Homes West Association Inc. 2007. 82 p.

This book aims to help parents and carers face the difficulties when their son or daughter with disabilities leaves school and then home. It is based on real experiences and addresses getting started, living in the community and moving into a home of your own, and the next generation when the parents are no longer at home.

CC 362.313 HOM [P12429;P12430]








How do dinosaurs eat their food? / Yolen, Jane. -- London: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. 2005.

Describes how a dinosaur eats, with no rude noises and while sitting very still. How does a dinosaur eat all his food? Does he burp, does he belch, or make noises quite rude? Just like kids, dinosaurs have a difficult time learning to behave at the table. However, with a little help from Mom and Dad, these young dinosaurs eat all before them with smiles and goodwill.

CC 305.2316 YOL [P15771]










How to teach life skills to kids with autism or Asperger's / McIlwee Myers, Jennifer. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2010. xx, 322 p. ; 23 cm.

This book is about teaching basic life skills to children with autism or Asperger's, so that they can function better as adults. The author shows how you can create opportunities for children in natural settings and situations; teach vital skills such as everyday domestic tasks, choosing appropriate attire, and being polite; help individuals on the spectrum develop good habits that will help them be more fit and healthy; improve time management skills such as punctuality and task-switching; and other life skills. Includes a foreword by Temple Grandin.

SC/AUT MCI [P13455]








Intermediate self-help skills / Baker, Bruce L.; Brightman, Alan J.; Heifetz, Louis J.; Murphy, Diane M. -- Champaign, Ill.: Research Press, 1976. 71p. ill.

This book is aimed to help parents teach intermediate self-help skills to children with special needs in the area of eating, grooming and dressing.

CC 305.2316 BAK [P03556]








Keeping yourself clean / Forgacs, Ames; Moore, Darren; Hutchinson, John. -- Cambridge: Speaking Up, 2007. 23 p. ; 30 cm.

This booklet is designed to give people with learning difficulties information and pictures to help them remember what they need to do to keep themselves clean and fresh. It includes washing hair, cleaning teeth, the body, hands and feet and other important areas.It also looks at washing clothes and what to do when you are ill.

CC 371.9281 FOR [P12888]








Life skill readers : 40 topics focus on community activities / Booth, Craig; Kinney, Judi. -- Verona, Wis.: Attainment Company, 2005. xii, 213 p. ; 28 cm. + 1 compact disc

Life Skill Readers is a photo-illustrated reading comprehension program featuring contemporary life skill themes ideal for adolescents and young people. This reader presents forty stories in six content areas: community, personal, school, signs, transportation, and work. Stories describe places, things, and activities. Each story has three, five, or seven pages with study questions. A compact disc includes printable PDF pages with activities.

CC 371.928 BOO [P14279]








Life skills activities for special children / Mannix, Darlene. -- San Francisco, Ca: Jossey- Bass, 2009. xiv, 383 p. ; 28 cm.

This is a resource for teachers and parents to use with primary aged children who have special needs, particularly with regards to developing independence in their home, school, and community environments. It has ready to use activities that will help the student acquire these basic skills, focusing on specific skills within the context of real-life situations. The four main sections cover basic survival skills, personal independence, community and independence, and getting along with others. It is aimed at Grades K-5.

CC 305.2316 MAN [P14695]








Money matters. Book 2 : one dollar / Bignall, Kathy; Graham, Helen. -- Flinders Park, SA: SERU, 1993. [65 p.]

Designed to help increase money handling skills and confidence for the beginner student. Book two focuses on the five, ten, twenty, fifty cents and one dollar coins. The worksheets encourage coin recognition, adding the coins to fifty cents and one dollar, balancing the coins to fifty cents and one dollar, calculating change to fifty cents and one dollar and problem solving. Additional worksheets are included for extra practice.

CC 371.7 BIG [P10655]








Money matters. Book 3 : five dollars / Bignall, Kathy; Graham, Helen. -- Flinders Park, SA: SERU, 1993. [42 p.]

Designed to increase money handling skills and confidence for the beginner student. Book three focuses on five, ten, twenty and fifty cent coins, the one and two dollar coins and the five dollar note. The worksheets introduce adding and problem solving to five dollars, balancing small amounts and calculating change. Additional worksheets are included for extra practice.

CC 371.7 BIG [P10656]








Money matters. Book 4 : ten dollars / Bignall, Kathy; Graham, Helen. -- Flinders Park, SA: SERU, 1993. [40 p.]

Designed to help increase money handling skills and confidence in the beginner student. Book four focuses on all coins and notes up to ten dollars. The worksheets introduce adding and problem solving skills and calculating change. Additional worksheets are included for extra practice.

CC 371.7 BIG [P15696]








Money : paying bills, banking and getting your pay / Slany, Mariyon. -- Midland, WA: People Learn Productions, 2005. 26 p. + 2 CDs (72 min; 41 min, 31 min) + 2 leaflets

An easy to read book helps readers learn about money issues including what payslips tell you, electronic funds transfer (EFT), paying bills including BPAY, phone banking, EFTPOS, bank ATMs, budgeting, credit cards, and saving. The book includes a glossary and exercises. Also included are two CDs with audio versions of the book at three different speeds.

CC 371.71 SLA [P12066]








Mugged / Hollins, Sheila; Horrocks, Christiana; Sinason, Valerie Kopper, Lisa Ill. -- London: Gaskell Press, 2002. 39 p. : col. ill.

This is the story of a young man who is attacked in the street and has things stolen from him. He becomes fearful and feels vulnerable. With help, he gradually regains trust and confidence. This is a story without words. The text is provided separately along with helpful suggestions on how to use the story. 'Going to court' is part of the same series and follows up what might happen if the muggers are arrested and taken to court.

CC 345 HOL [P09344]








My community skills. Book 1: Goods and services, and signs. / Graham, Helen. -- Flinders Park, SA: SERU, 1996. 46p

This series is designed for older students with special needs. Everyday practical activities and blackline masters are included for individual or group use.

CC 371.928 GRA [P08327]








My community skills. Book 2: Accommodation, travel and time. / Graham, Helen. -- Flinders Park, SA: SERU, 1996. 56p

This series is designed for older students with special needs. Everyday practical activities and blackline masters are included for individual or group use.

CC 371.928 GRA [P08328]








My community skills. Book 3: Direction and map reading / Graham, Helen. -- Flinders Park, SA: SERU, 1996. 49p

This series is designed for older students with special needs. Everyday practical activities and blackline masters are included for individual or group use.

CC 371.928 GRA [P08329]








My health action plan / MENCAP. -- London: Mencap, [2008] 85 p.

The Health Action Plan is designed as a way of keeping a record of the health and health care support of people with an intellectual disability. All health information is recorded in the plan, which can be used to help people stay healthy and well, take responsibility for their own health, share information with support persons, ensure regular health checks, and learn more about what to do to keep healthy. There are sections to record personal information, information about those who help, communication, medicine, general health, dental care, eyesight, hearing, sleeping, eating, diabetes, bladder and bowel, epilepsy, mental health, relationships, family and lifestyle.

CC 610.8 MYH [P12516]








My home skills. Book 1: Forms, food, measurement. / Graham, Helen. -- Flinders Park, SA: SERU, 1996. 67p.

This series is designed for older students with special needs. Everyday practical activities and blackline masters are included for individual or group use.

CC 371.928 GRA [P08331]








My home skills. Book 2: Time, calendar -- Flinders Park, SA: SERU, 1996. 63p.

This series is designed for older students with special needs. Everyday practical activities and blackline masters are included for individual or group use.

CC 371.928 GRA [P08332;P09603]








My home skills. Book 3: Following instructions, safety, telephone, newspapers. / Graham, Helen. -- Flinders Park, SA: SERU, 1996. 73p.

This series is designed for older students with special needs. Everyday practical activities and blackline masters are included for individual or group use.

CC 371.928 GRA [P08333 ]








My home skills. Book 3: Following instructions, safety, telephone, newspapers. / Graham, Helen. -- Flinders Park, SA: SERU, 1999. 73p. ; 30 cm.

This series is designed for older students with special needs. Everyday practical activities and blackline masters are included for individual or group use.

CC 371.928 GRA [P14426 ]








Online banking : for and against / Bottomley, Sue. -- West Heidelberg, Vic.: Olympic Adult Education, 2003. 12 p. : ill. + notes (4 p.)

This booklet looks at the advantages and disadvantages of online banking. It is part of a series on online banking and is accompanied by notes that suggest further activities to enhance understanding. A web site is provided for learners to practice using online banking at: www.onlinebanking.org.au. It is suitable to use with people with intellectual disabilities.

CC 371.71 BOT [P09527;P10451]








Online banking security / Bottomley, Sue. -- West Heidelberg, Vic.: Olympic Adult Education, 2003. 12 p. : ill. + notes (4 p.)

This booklet explains the need for security and the responsibilities of online access to banking. It is part of a series on online banking and is accompanied by notes that suggest further activities to enhance understanding. A web site is provided for learners to practice using online banking at: www.onlinebanking.org.au. It is suitable to use with people with intellectual disabilities.

CC 371.71 BOT [P09524;P09530]








Online banking : your rights / Bottomley, Sue. -- West Heidelberg, Vic.: Olympic Adult Education, 2003. 12 p. : ill. + notes (4 p.)

This booklet explains the rights and responsibilities of online banking. It is part of a series on online banking and is accompanied by notes that suggest further activities to enhance understanding. A web site is provided for learners to practice using online banking at: www.onlinebanking.org.au. It is suitable to use with people with intellectual disabilities.

CC 371.71 BOT [P09526;P10450]








Parenting an adult with disabilities or special needs : everything you need to know or plan for to protect your child's future / Morgan, Peggy Lou. -- New York: AMACOM, 2009. xv, 203 p. ; 23 cm.

The author of this book believes the most loving thing parents can do is to prepare their children to leave home in a way that works best for them. She gives advise on teaching you child to be a self-advocate; helping your child find a good vocational programme; finding an apartment and a roommate; and understanding government programs that can help children while they become more independent. Transitional planning and estate planning are also considered, along with continuing the civil rights movement for disability rights.

CC 362.821 MOR [P13118]








Personal hygiene ? What's that got to do with me? / Crissey, Pat. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2005. 94 p.

Designed to help children from 8 to 14 years of age understand the social implications of poor hygiene. The book provides quizzes and activity pages to demonstrate various personal hygiene tasks. Topics covered include bathing, oral hygiene, washing hands, body hair, skin problems and toileting hygiene.

CC 362.7 CRI [P13138]










Plan your day : scheduling skills for life / ATTAINMENT COMPANY. -- [Verona, Wis.]: Attainment Company, 2007. 1 DVD (31 min)

This DVD is one of the Mary on the Move series in which a young woman with developmental disabilities makes steady strides toward self sufficiency. To be independent, it's necessary to make and keep appointments. In this she teaches her brother and his friend how to set and stick to schedules after they miss a big bowling league game. The DVD blends entertainment with instruction.

CC 371.928 PLA [P13107]










Preparing for life : the complete guide for transitioning to adulthood for those with autism and Asperger's syndrome / Baker, Jed. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2005. ix, 357 p.

The author claims that the skills lessons described in this book are not meant to represent a model of social correctness or aim to change 'faulty' behaviours but rather they are ideas about how to behave in order that students transitioning to adulthood may reach their own goals. Skill lessons include: nonverbal cues/body language; dealing with anger, frustration and anxiety; conversation; building and maintaining friendships; dating; school and family demands; employment skills; money matters; emergencies; and transportation.

SC/AUT BAK [P12495]








Raising NLD superstars : what families with nonverbal learning disabilities need to know about nurturing confident, competent kids / Rubinstien, Marcia Brown. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2005. 224 p.

A practical handbook for parents of a child with nonverbal learning disabilities (NLD) to help encourage independent living skills. Subjects include making an NLD environment friendly home, sensory integration, coping at school, going on holidays, illness and medical appointments, friends and family and planning for the future.

SC / AAA RUB [P10829]








Reading and learning to live...independence in action / Butler, E.J.; Tinley, A.F. -- Hornsby, NSW: Clarke Road School, 1995. 48 p.

Suitable for students who have an intellectual disability or learning difficulties, from upper primary through to middle high school. This handbook combines text for independent living skills with the academic skills needed for reading. Information contained in the handbook include how to fill out forms, reading transport timetables, using the telephone, shopping, banking, post office skills, reading T.V. guides, understanding calendars, seeking medical help and reading maps.

CC 371.9 BUT [P10674]








The road ahead : transition to adult life for people with disabilities / Storey, Keith ed.; Bates, Paul ed.; Hunter, Dawn ed. -- St Augustine, Fl: Training Resource Network, 2008. viii, 271 p.

This book is for people with disabilities and their families and those who help them transition to a quality adult life. It looks at transition planning, assessment, instructional strategies, career development, adult employment, community functioning skills, social life, quality of life, self-determination, supported living, and post-secondary education.

CC 331.598 ROA [P12440]








Rules and standards. The second book of speaking up : a plain text guide to advocacy / Tufail, John; Lyon, Kate. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2007. 52 p.

This advocacy training book aims to encourage an equal partnership between advocate and user, where the shared goal is to expand the life skills of the individual with learning difficulties. It is accessible to those with a wide range of literacy needs, including high learning needs and is designed for use in formal and informal learning situations.

HS 346.013 TUF [P11891]








Safety first -- Rotherham: Speakup Self Advocacy, 2001. 1 DVD (15 min.)

This DVD alerts the viewer to potential dangers in the home and demonstrates how to avoid accidents, particularly in the kitchen, living area, bathroom and stairs. It also looks at ways to reduce the risk to a woman's personal safety in relation to walking, using a mobile phone and securing handbags. It is designed for people with an intellectual disability.

CC 371.928 SAF [P10492]










Safety in the home : how to be safe with electricity, gas, water, fire and in the kitchen / Band, Roslyn. -- London: Elfrida Press, 1997. 9p

A booklet designed for people with an intellectual disability that explains the importance of safety in the home.

CC 371.928 BAN [P08113;P11871]








Scared of the dark? / Clarke, Peter. -- Lancashire: SEN Press, 2006. 16 p.

When David walks home from his friend's house he finds the street dark and scary. David needs to get home as quickly and safely as possible. An easy to read story that covers themes of personal safety, real and imagined dangers, feelings of fear and anxiety and independent living skills. Suitable for teenagers in the 14-19 year age group and people with intellectual disabilities.

CC 371.928 CLA [P11714]








Seeing and hearing / BRITISH INSTITUTE OF LEARNING DISABILITIES (BILD) -- Kidderminster, Worcs.: BILD Publications, 1998. 1 audiocassette (8 min.) + booklet

Uses a well illustrated book and accompanying audiotape to outline problems people may have with seeing and hearing and what can be done about them. Suitable for persons with an intellectual disability.

CC 610.8 BRI [P08318]








Select-a-meal : dining out skills for life / ATTAINMENT COMPANY. -- [Verona, Wis.]: Attainment Company, 2007. 1 DVD (30min)

This DVD is one of the Mary on the Move series in which a young woman with developmental disabilities makes steady strides toward self sufficiency. When invited to a nice restuarant, Mary needs to give Bruno a cash course in etiquette. It shows the measures she takes to improve Bruno's social skills and table manners. The DVD blends entertainment with instruction.

CC 371.928 SEL [P13104]










Self-determination readers / Lechler, Shelia; Semple, Debbie. -- Verona, Wis.: Attainment Company, 2008. 137 p. ; 28 cm. + 1 compact disc.

This reader, aimed at adolescents, young people and adults, features 16 short stories focusing on personal responsibility and advocacy. A compact disc includes printable PDF pages with activities.

CC 375.2 LEC [P14281]








Self determination: understanding the core principles needed for people with disabilities to control their own lives / Nerney, Thomas. -- St. Augustine, Fl: Training Resource Network, 2001. 22 p.

Offers advice to individuals with an intellectual disability on the principles of self determination. Discusses problems that people with disabilities have to face and offers solutions such as budgeting, planning and independent support.

CC 362.38 NER [P10558]








Shopping for clothes / Graves, Sue. -- Lancashire: SEN Press, 2006. 16 p.

Anna wants a new top for the party she was invited to, so she takes her foster mum shopping to help her. An easy to read book that covers the themes clothes for special occasions, taste and style, planning and patience, making independent choices, value for money, sales and bargains and saving money. Suitable for teenagers 14-19 years and people with intellectual disabilities.

CC 371.928 GRA [P11715]








Shopping for Mum / Clarke, Peter. -- Lancashire: SEN Press, 2006. 16 p.

Rachel needs to buy a few items for her Mum so she walks to the local corner shop. An easy to read book that covers the themes handling money, coping when things go wrong, problem solving, influences of advertising and marketing and peer pressure. Suitable for ages 14-19 years and people with intellectual disabilities.

CC 371.928 CLA [P11716]








Shopping smart : shopping skills for life / ATTAINMENT COMPANY. -- [Verona, Wis.]: Attainment Company, 2007. 1 DVD (41 min.)

This DVD is one of the Mary on the Move series in which a young woman with developmental disabilities makes steady strides toward self sufficiency. In this she invites friends, who have helped her move, over for a home cooked meal. Viewers see the steps Mary takes to do her shopping and learn how to plan a grocery store routine in a set sequence. The DVD blends entertainment with instruction.

CC 371.928 SHO [P13108]










Sleepover / CONTINENCE FOUNDATION OF AUSTRALIA. -- Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, 1996. 27 p.

Sam and Jake are best friends at school but both of them have a secret - they both wet the bed. When Sam organises a sleepover for his birthday they both work towards achieving their goal of having dry nights. This story can be read aloud by parents to their child, or for the child to read alone. Suitable for primary school aged children.

CC 305.2317 SLE [P11157]










Smooth running lifestyles program / OZCARE. -- Fortitude Valley, Qld: Ozcare;Queensland Health, 2005. 1 CD-ROM

An educational program focusing on early intervention and prevention, positive communication and positive reinforcement. Designed to build on existing strengths and knowledge to enhance life-skills and encourage positive parenting practices. This program is user-friendly and concise. Can be used with small groups or one-on-one with a facilitator and individual client. It is a modular program with modules that can be used alone, or be used in conjunction with other modules. The program can be planned to meet specific needs or be presented in its entirety. Topics include positive planning; nutrition and fitness; budget recipes; meal planning; hygiene hints; parenting; daily routine; play and learn activities for kids; safety hints; self care for mums; schools; and help in the community.

HS 371.928 SMO [P11824;P11866]








Speaking up for myself / Hollins, Sheila; Kopper, Lisa Ill. / ROYAL COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS. -- London: Gaskell Press, 2001. 37 p.

Two situations where the characters have to overcome difficulties to get a good service are illustrated. The stories show that everyone (regardless of intellectual ability) has a voice, a right to be heard, a choice about how they want to be treated, and can involve others if problems are too complex. This book is part of a series where the text and helpful suggestions are made at the back of the book to assist parents and other support people.

CC 375.1 HOL [P09346]








Steps to independence : teaching everyday skills to children with special needs / Baker, Bruce L; Brightman, Alan J. -- Baltimore, Md: Paul H Brookes, 2004. 359 p. : ill.

Directed at parents of children with developmental delays, this book focuses on providing parents with the skills to encourage independence in their children. It covers the teaching of basic skills, such as paying attention, following directions, eating, dressing, grooming, toilet training, play, advanced self-care, and functional academic skills, in children from age 3 to preadolescence (some reference is made to adolescence and young adults). It also provides strategies to reduce problem behaviours that inhibit the learning process.

CC 305.2316 BAK [P10526]








Swimming a length / Clarke, Peter. -- Lancashire: SEN Press, 2006. 16 p.

Darren is going to attempt to swim the length of the pool, his coach Mr Woods thinks he can do it but Darren is not so sure. An easy to read story that covers the themes overcoming fear, discovering self confidence, concerns and anxieties about swimming, personal challenges, a sense of achievement, comfort zones and peer group support. Suitable for teenagers aged 14-19 years and people with intellectual disabilities.

CC 371.928 CLA [P11717]








Taking care of myself : a healthy hygiene, puberty and personal curriculum for young people with autism / Wrobel, Mary J. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2003. 246 p.

Teaches students with autism and other disabilities the information and skills necessary to live as healthily and independently as possible. Designed for ages 5 years to adults this book is set out in simple and precise detail. Uses communication aids and assistive technology to describe made up stories emphasising social situations that discuss appropriate and inappropriate behaviour. The key issues focused on are hygiene, health, modesty, growth and development, menstruation, touching and personal safety and masturbation.

CC 612.6071 WRO [P10778;P11776]










That's not fair! / Clarke, Peter. -- Rochdale, Lancashire: SEN Press, 2007. 16 p. ; 23 cm.

Tom and Joanne don't get on. One day they have a big argument, and Tom gets sent to his room. Was this fair? Tom doesn't think so. Key themes in the book: young people living together; clashes of wills; squabbles that escalate; rough justice; fair and unfair. SEN Press titles for the 14-19 age group are endorsed by ASDAN and have special relevance to their award programmes Transition Challenge and Towards Independence.

CC 371.928 CLA [P15394]








The ties that bind / NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA. -- Canada: National Film Board of Canada, 2004. 1 DVD (55 min.)

Focuses on the Jordan family and how they cope with their son, Chris, who has multiple disabilities. Chris wants to leave home and his family must plan for a future which has many uncertainties. The video is a heartwarming documentary on Chris's transition towards a more independent life.

CC 362.38 TIE [P11033]










Together we cook 'n' learn / Larkey, Sue; Durrant, Heather. -- Niddrie: Larmac Educational Resources, 2004. 52 p.

Using step by step instructions and colour photos, this cook book uses simple recipes that allow students to learn literacy, numeracy and other curriculum skills by cooking. This cook book can be used in conjunction with "Together we cook 'n' learn teaching manual".

CC 641.5 LAR [P10902]








Together we cook n learn Teaching manual / Larkey, Sue; Durrant, Heather. -- Niddrie: Larmac Educational Resources, 2004. 53 p.

This teaching manual provides worksheets and evaluation sheets that can be used together with the colour photo cookbook "Together we cook 'n' learn". Covering all areas of the curriculum, the workbook is written as an inclusive tool for all students by using a six step programme that assesses and reassesses the students skills. Provides strategies that allow teachers to develop programmes that address the needs and capabilities of individual students.

CC 641.5 LAR [P10903]








Tom needs to go : a book about how to use public toilets safely for boys and young men with autism and related conditions / Reynolds, Kate E. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2014. 34 p. ; 17 cm.

This visual resource helps parents and carers teach boys and young men with autism or other special needs about how to use the public toilet safely. It covers the subtleties of social etiquette including where to stand and look, as well as practicalities such as remembering to lock the cubicle door. With simple and effective illustrations the book is a starting point for teaching independence when using public toilets.

CC 305.2318 REY [P15390]








Travelling by yourself / Clarke, Peter. -- Lancashire: SEN Press, 2006. 24 p.

This is the first day Adam catches the bus to school by himself. How will he get on? An easy to read story that cover themes including independent travel, journey planning, timekeeping, road safety, independent living skills, personal safety, self confidence, self esteem and strangers. Suitable for teenagers 14-19 years of age and people with intellectual disabilities.

CC 371.928 CLA [P11718]








Tunes that teach : the fun way to learn everyday lessons / Bollinger, Cathy. -- Charlottesville, Va: Rivanna Music, 1994. 1 compact disc

Sing and learn tunes for preschool and primary school aged children that teach knowing your address and phone number, manners, caring for the earth and independence. Suitable to use in the school classroom or a home setting. Lyrics and activities can be downloaded from www.rivannamusic.com.

CC 305.2316 BOL [P11693]








Using medicine safely / BRITISH INSTITUTE OF LEARNING DISABILITIES (BILD) -- Kidderminster, Worcs.: BILD Publications, 1998. 1 audiocassette (8 min.) + booklet

An illustrated booklet and accompanying audio tape explain what medicines are, what they can do, how to take them and possible side effects. Suitable for people with an intellectual disability.

CC 610.2 BRI [P08320]








What is online banking? / Bottomley, Sue. -- West Heidelberg, Vic.: Olympic Adult Education, 2003. 12 p. : ill. + notes (4 p.)

This booklet is an introduction to electronic banking. It is part of a series on online banking and is accompanied by notes that suggest further activities to enhance understanding. A web site is provided for learners to practice using online banking at: www.onlinebanking.org.au. It is suitable to use with people with intellectual disabilities.

CC 371.71 BOT [P09522;P09528]








Working with adults with autism : using learning strengths and increasing independence / AUTISM ASSOCIATION OF NSW. -- Forestville, NSW: Autism Association of NSW, 2002. 27 p.

Describes how to assist adults with autism improve their independent living skills and increase flexibility whilst experiencing fewer behaviour difficulties. Teaching methods discussed include visual supports, establishing routines and predictable environments.

CC 371.928 WOR [P10666]








Your child's dressing workbook / Turner, Laura; Lammi, Brenda; Friesen, Kent; Phelan, Natalie. -- Ontario: CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research, 2001. 13 p. ; 30 cm.

This is a practical workbook designed to teach a child to get dressed using the Backward Chaining technique. It contains dressing tasks broken down into small steps, how to backward chain, and space to chart your progress. It can be downloaded from http://canchild.ca/en/canchildresources/resources/chaining.pdf .

CC 305.2316 YOU [P13296]