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

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 adults / Bernardo Barahona Correa, Rutger-Jan van der Gaag, editors

"In this book a group of international experts guide the reader through the clinical features of adults with autism spectrum disorders, describe the care needs of patients and their families, ..."

Psychological first aid for people with intellectual disabilities after sexual abuse : a step-by-step programme / Aafke Scharloo, Simone Ebbers and Martine Spijker ; foreword by Valerie Sinason.
Scharloo, Aafke

"Based upon years of experience and research, the SOS programme is the essential first step for enabling people with intellectual disabilities who have experienced sexual abuse to recover from..."

The essential guide to safe travel-training for children with autism and intellectual disabilities / Dr Desiree Gallimore ; Foreword by Dr. Mike Steer AM, Preface by Lizzie d'Avigdor and Martha d'Avigdor.
Gallimore, Desiree

"In five clear steps, this guide will equip you to teach children to travel safely and independently."

Supernourishment for children with autism spectrum disorder : a practical nutritional approach to optimizing diet for whole brain and body health / Angelette Muller
Muller, Angelette

"Full of simple yet innovative recipes, this book provides a comprehensive guide to keeping your child on the autism spectrum healthy through a nutritionally dense diet while addressing their ..."

Understanding OCD : a guide for parents and professionals / edited by Adam Lewin and Eric Storch.

"This book provides essential information and guidance to help parents and professionals to understand the diagnosis, treatment and management of childhood obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)."

Lisa and the lacemaker : an Asperger adventure written by Kathy Hoopmann ; adapted and illustrated by Mike Medaglia.
Hoopmann, Kathy,

"As Lisa learns more about lacemaking and the lacemaker her great-aunt Hannah knew, she uncovers a secret about Hannah and grows in understanding about her own Asperger's Syndrome."

Be bully free : a hands-on guide to how you can take control / Michael Panckridge and Catherine Thornton.
Panckridge, Michael,

"Seeking to empower children who are bullied, this book presents a wide range of common bullying scenarios, before giving practical suggestions on how the recipient can take control in these s..."

Living in two worlds : on being a social chameleon with Asperger's / Dylan Emmons.
Emmons, Dylan

"Dylan Emmons has always lived his life in two worlds."

Understanding sensory processing disorders in children / Matt Mielnick.
Mielnick, Matt

"A clear and concise introduction to the sensory system, highlighting how it can differ in children."

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."

Creating autism champions : autism awareness training for primary schools / Joy Beaney ; illustrations by Haitham Al-Ghani.
Beaney, Joy

"[This book] is a ready-to-use resource for raising autism awareness and promoting inclusion in primary schools."

Disabled children's childhood studies : critical approaches in a global context / Edited by Tillie Curran and Katherine Runswick-Cole
Curran, Tillie

"This collection offers first-hand accounts, research studies and in-depth theoretical explorations of disabled children's childhoods."

Dreams die hard : family histories of adults with developmental disabilities as told by families... and caregivers. / Susan Kessler Barnard
Barnard, Susan Kessler

"Parents, family members, teachers and program managers share their experiences with children from birth to middle age."

My body belongs to me : a book about body safety / Jill Starishevsky ; illustrated by Angela Padron.
Starishevsky, Jill

"Without being taught about body boundaries, a child may be too young to understand when abuse is happening--or that it's wrong."

Understanding autism in adults and aging adults : improving diagnosis and quality of life / Theresa M. Regan
Regan, Theresa M.

"Autism is a childhood condition ... right? Not right. Children with autism grow into adults with autism."

Asperger's syndrome : social energy (1) / Alis Rowe
Rowe, Alis

"The Girl with the Curly Hair describes the difficulty in doing productive tasks via an intangible unit of measurement, ‘social energy.’ In this book, she looks at how and why managing day to ..."

Recognising Asperger's Syndrome (Austism Spectrum Disorder) : a practical guide to adult diagnosis and beyond. / Trevor Powell
Powell, Trevor

"Written by a clinical neuropsychologist, this book is an accessible guide to everything you need to know about Asperger Syndrome, offering information and guidance, self-help and coping strat..."

Raising Cubby : a father and son's adventures with Asperger's, trains, tractors, and high explosives / John Elder Robison.
Robison, John Elder

"The slyly funny, sweetly moving memoir of an unconventional dad's relationship with his equally offbeat son--complete with fast cars, tall tales, homemade explosives, and a whole lot of ..."

Getting a life with Asperger's : lessons learned on the bumpy road to adulthood / Jesse A. Saperstein.
Saperstein, Jesse A.

"Author, speaker, and autism advocate Jesse A. Saperstein knows a lot about living with Asperger's."

Chicken soup for the soul : raising kids on the spectrum : 101 inspirational stories for parents of children with autism and Asperger's / [compiled by] Rebecca Landa, Mary Beth Marsden, Nancy Burrows and Amy Newmark
Landa, Rebecca

"With its 101 stories from other parents and experts, this book will comfort, encourage, and uplift parents of children with autism and Asperger’s."

Frog's breathtaking speech : how children (and frogs) can use the breath to deal with anxiety, anger and tension.
Chissick, Michael

"Frog is very worried as he has an important speech to make at his school assembly. The speech is about breathing and he doesn't know a thing about it!..."

Autism intervention every day! : embedding activities in daily routines for young children and their families / by Merle J. Crawford and Barbara Weber
Crawford, Merle J.

"Children with autism often don't get a diagnosis in their first few years of life--but if a very young child is exhibiting red flags, what should professionals and parents do in the mean..."

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."

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