IHC Library

Our Library is free to use and open to anyone living in New Zealand. We have information on all aspects of intellectual disability, autism and other developmental disabilities built up over many years.

Latest Books

I have needs too! Supporting the child whose sibling has special needs / Elizabeth A. Batson
Batson, Elizabeth A.

"The brothers and sisters who will be the life-long family for their sibling with special needs face unique challenges and they want and need their parent's support and understanding."

ODD GIRL OUT : being an autistic woman in a neurotypical world / by Laura James
James, Laura

"Laura James found out that she was autistic as an adult, after she had forged a career for herself, married twice and raised four children."

Do-watch-listen-say : social and communication intervention for autism spectrum disorder / by Kathleen Ann Quill, Ed. D, BCBA-D, the Autism Institute, Essex, Massachusetts and L. Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan, Ph. D., University of St.
Quill, Kathleen Ann,

"Trusted for more than 15 years, the groundbreaking DO-WATCH-LISTEN-SAY has revolutionized social and communication intervention for children of all ages with autism spectrum disorder."

An adult with an autism diagnosis : a guide for the newly diagnosed / Gillan Drew.
Drew, Gillan

"Being diagnosed with autism as an adult can be disorienting and isolating; however, if you can understand the condition and how it affects perceptions, relationships, and your relationship wi..."

Juvenile delinquency and disability / Kristin C. Thompson, Richard J. Morris.
Thompson, Kristin C.

"This book discusses the relationship between juvenile disability and delinquency, including characteristics of youth with disabilities, how disability relates to delinquency, and its impact d..."

How to start, carry on and end conversations : scripts for social situations for people on the autism spectrum / Paul Jordan with Elizabeth Manning Murphy and Professor Anna Wierzbicka. Foreword by Tony Attwood.
Jordan, Paul James,

"Drawing on his own experience on the autism spectrum and his knowledge of linguistics, Paul Jordan provides simple 'scripts for thinking' that will help teens with autism to make sense of..."

Fitting in / Colin Thompson ; foreword by Tony Attwood.
Thompson, Colin,

"The author shares his experiences of a late Asperger's diagnosis and a lifetime of not quite fitting in, inviting readers into the life and mind of an extraordinary man,"--NoveList."

Successful social stories for school and college students with Autism : growing up with social stories / Dr. Siobhan Timmins ; foreword by Carol Gray.
Timmins, Siobhan

"This Social Stories™ writing guide offers a detailed, clear and engaging demonstration of the wider value of specialised storytelling for young people growing up with autism."

Sulky, rowdy, rude : why kids really act out and what to do about it / Bo Hejlskov Elven and Tina Wiman.
Elven, Bo Hejlskov

"Children can go through difficult phases - this is a natural part of growing up. Conflicts and arguments are nothing exceptional, but rather a part of everyday family life."

Okay Kevin : A Story to Help Children Discover How Everyone Learns Differently.
Dillon, James

""This is the perfect picture book to help children aged 5-8 recognize their individual strengths and boost self-esteem and confidence at school." - BOOK JACKET..."

All my stripes : a story for children with autism
Rudolph, Shaina

"Zane rushes home to tell his mother about problems he faced during his school day, and she reminds him that while others may only see his "autism stripe," he has stripes for honesty, cari..."

Psychiatric and behavioral disorders in intellectual and developmental disabilities / edited by Colin Hemmings and Nick Bouras
Hemmings, Colin

"Fully revised, this new edition reviews the most up-to-date and clinically relevant information on the mental health and behavioral problems of people with intellectual, developmental and lea..."

Autism spectrum disorders in adolescents and adults : evidence-based and promising interventions / edited by Matt Tincani, Andy Bondy.
Tincani, Matt

"This book presents effective practices for helping people with autism spectrum disorders to thrive in adulthood."

Intellectual disabilities and dementia : a guide for families / Karen Watchman.
Watchman, Karen

"The questions and concerns that arise when a relative with an intellectual disability is diagnosed with dementia can be overwhelming."

Lifespan transitions and disability : a holistic perspective / Iva Strnadova and Therese M. Cumming
Strnadova, Iva

"This book brings a refreshing perspective to preparing students with disabilities and their families for all aspects of independent life."

How the special needs brain learns / David A. Sousa.
Sousa, David A.

"In this book, author David A. Sousa presents readers with the third edition of his comprehensive guide to teaching students with a wide spectrum of learning challenges and disabilities."

Teenagers with ADD, ADHD & executive function deficits : a guide for parents and professionals / Chris A. Zeigler Dendy
Zeigler Dendy, Chris A.

"Gives parents guidance on everything from understanding the diagnosis to treatment options, and from behavioral and academic issues, to parent involvement and self-advocacy."

A beginner's guide to autism spectrum disorders : essential information for parents and professionals
Taylor, Paul G

"What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? What does a diagnosis of ASD mean for the child and for you?..."

You are a social detective! : explaining social thinking to kids / written by Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke ; illustrated by Kelly Knopp.
Winner, Michelle Garcia.

"Introduction to the concepts of social thinking to kids and general education teachers, para-professionals, parents, caregivers, special educators, grandparents, siblings, day care workers, and sco..."

Behavior solutions for the home and community : a handy reference guide for parents and caregivers / Beth Aune.
Aune, Beth

"Behavior Solutions for the Home is a tool for parents who have children whose behaviors are impeding their daily life."

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