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Books: Disability Specific Resources: Intellectual/Developmental Disability


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New SignCentre County Down Syndrome Society offers a Recommended Reading list for new parents, parents of older children, adolescents and adults, parenting support and inspiration, specific areas of development, health, education, books for children, adolescents/adults, and siblings, videos and dvds.

New Sign Brookes Publishing Co. on Down Syndrome offers informative books on Down Syndrome health, nutrition, exercise, adult matters, facts of life, genetics, nursing care, parent's guides, speech and language development and secondary school.


New Sign Down Syndrome, One Family's Journey: Beth Exceeds Expectations [Paperback]

by Donald Bakely


New SignGross Motor Skills in Children With Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals (Topics in Down Syndrome) [Paperback]

by Patricia C. Winders, a physical therapist who shares her expertise and experience. This book provides parents and professionals with a step by step essential information guide about motor development including the impact temperament and the effect of physical and medical conditions associated with Down syndrome. Over 100 activities and accompanying photos to master gross motor skills from everything from rolling over to running. Lists help track progress and determine what to work on next. Parents will learn how to best help their child for each activity and progress.


New Sign Understanding Down Syndrome: An Introduction for Parents [Paperback]

by Cliff Cunningham. This book gives an overview for parents and professionals about Down syndrome.


New Sign Count Us In: Growing Up with Down Syndrome [Paperback]

The authors, Mitchell Levitz and Jason Kingsley, at ages nineteen and twenty-two, respectively, shared their innermost thoughts, feelings, hopes, and dreams, their lifelong friendship, and their experiences growing up with Down syndrome. Their frank discussion of what mattered most in their lives, their successes and challenges as adults in a new afterword, and their wit, intelligence, candor and charm make a powerful statement about the full potential of people with developmental disabilities. The authors have won numerous national awards for their inspirational book.


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