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

How parents deal with the education of their child on the autism spectrum : the stories and research they don't and won't tell you / Jasmine McDonald
McDonald, Jasmine

"Powerful moral, social justice and political arguments have convinced parents that it is their democratic right to place their children on the autism spectrum into mainstream educational envi..."

Special educational needs and inclusive practices : an international perspective / edited by Fabio Dovigo
Dovigo, Fabio

"The aim of the book is twofold: on the one hand, it offers a systematic overview of the inclusive education state-of-the-art in six countries (Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, UK, and USA) based on ..."

Communication skills for effective dementia care : a practical guide to communication and interaction training (CAIT) / written and edited by Ian Andrew James and Laura Gibbons.
James, Ian Andrew,

"Effective communication is critical for everyone, and this insightful book teaches the skills needed by healthcare staff in their day-to-day interactions with people with dementia and their familie..."

Bullies, cyberbullies and frenemies / by Michele Elliot.
Elliot, Michele

"Are there practical things you can do to stop being bullied - at home, at school and online? What are frenemies and how you can deal with them?..."

The A-Z of therapeutic parenting : strategies and solutions / Sarah Naish.
Naish, Sarah

"Parents of children with attachment difficulties, or who have experienced childhood trauma, need to parent differently to meet their child's specific needs and help them start to make sense of..."

A double shot of happiness / Judy Sharp.
Sharp, Judy

"At three years of age, Tim was diagnosed with autism so severe that his mother was told he would never be able to talk or learn or live in a normal household."

Caged in chaos : a dyspraxic guide to breaking free / Victoria Biggs ; foreword by Jo Todd ; illustrated by Sharon Tsang.
Biggs, Victoria

"Written by a teenager with dyspraxia, this is a humorous and inspiring practical guide for young adults with dyspraxia and those around them trying to get to grips with the physical, social a..."

Diabetes and me : an essential guide for kids and parents / text by Kim Chaloner, illustrated by Nick Bertozzi.
Chaloner, Kim,

""An illustrated guidebook for young people with diabetes"--..."

I have a question about cancer : clear answers for all kids, including children with autism spectrum disorder or other special needs / Arlen Grad Gaines, Meredith Englander Polsky.
Gaines, Arlen Grad

"This book is designed to help kids to understand what it means when someone in their life has cancer."

Cleo the crocodile : activity book for children who are afraid to get close / Dr. Karen Treisman ; illustrated by Sarah Peacock.
Treisman, Karen

"Illustrated story of Cleo the crocodile, accompanied by activities for children and practical strategies for adults to help children with trust issues."

Presley the pug relaxation activity book : a therapeutic story with creative activities about finding calm for children aged 5-10 who worry / Karen Treisman.
Treisman, Karen

"Like all dogs, Presley the Pug loves to play, run, and snuggle up under his warm blanket. But sometimes, Presley gets gets so excited that his feelings take over."

Spike and me : a story about epilepsy / Epilepsy Action

"Explains to children what they should do when someone has an epileptic seizure."

The autism activities handbook : activities to help kids communicate, make friends, and learn life skills / Catherine Pascuas.
Pascuas, Catherine

"More than 30 games and activities help the child on the spectrum: follow directions, stay focused, and strengthen motor skills; interact with peers and develop social skills needed for playdates; b..."

Everyday games for Sensory Processing Disorder : 100 playful activities to empower children with sensory differences / / Barbara Sher
Sher, Barbara,

" ... Occupational therapist Barbara Sher has over 45 years experience helping children with sensory processing disorder, autism and Asperger's learn and thrive."

The mental health and wellbeing workout for teens : skills and exercises from ACT and CBT for healthy thinking / Paula Nagel ; illustrated by Gary Bainbridge.
Nagel, Paula

"This easy-to-understand, engaging guide arms teens with healthy thinking habits and coping strategies for staying on top of their mental health."

The Moulster and Griffiths learning disability nursing model : a framework for practice / edited by Gweneth Moulster, Jane Iorizzo, Sarah Ames and Joshua Kernohan ; forewords by Hayley Goleniowska, Tom Griffiths MBE, Helen Laverty and Emily Smith.
Moulster, Gweneth

"The Moulster and Griffiths nursing model is the first developed specifically for learning disability nurses."

Autism : a very short introduction / Uta Frith.
Frith, Uta,

"What is autism and Asperger syndrome? How early can autism be recognized? What causes autism? Is it a genetic disorder, or due to some unknown environmental hazard?..."

Unstrange minds : remapping the world of autism / Roy Richard Grinker.
Grinker, Roy Richard,

"Unstrange Minds documents Grinker's quest to find out why autism is so much more common today, and to uncover the implications of the increase."

All the weight of our dreams : on living racialized autism / edited by Lydia X.Z. Brown, E. Ashkenazy, Morenike Giwa Onaiwu.
Brown, Lydia X. Z.

"An anthology of writings by over a hundred autistic people of color. "What does autism have to do with race? It seems simple, but it is extremely complicated."

Inventing ourselves : the secret life of the teenage brain / Sarah-Jayne Blakemore.
Blakemore, Sarah-Jayne

"Our personalities, aspirations and dreams are all established in our brains. It creates every feeling, emotion and desire we experience, and stores every one of our memories."

Loud hands : autistic people, speaking / [ASAN, Autistic Self Advocacy Network].

"The Loud Hands Project, a project of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, was funded through IndieGoGo to create an anthology titled Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking."

Breathe like a bear : 30 mindful moments for kids to feel calm and focused anytime, anywhere / Kira Willey ; illustrated by Anni Betts.
Willey, Kira

"We all want to bring more calm into our lives. We all want to feel more focused and positive. Mindfulness is the key to making it happen."

Exclusion from and within school : issues and solutions / Alison Kearney.
Kearney, Alison

"As societies become more diverse, so too must they become more inclusive."

Teaching social communication to children with Autism & other developmental delays : the project impact manual for parents / Brooke Ingersoll and Anna Dvortcsak
Ingersoll, Brooke

"For young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and others who have challenges in interacting and communicating, early intervention is key--and parents can play a vital role."

Quinn at school : relating, connecting, and responding at school : a book for children ages 3-7 / Rick H. Warren
Warren, Rick H

"Early diagnosis and early intervention are both important factors in the lifelong success of those diagnosed."

Teaching social communication to children with autism and other developmental delays : the Project ImPACT Guide to coaching parents / Brooke Ingersolla nd Anna Dvortcsak
Ingersoll, Brooke

"Recognized as one of the most effective coaching programs for parents of young children (up to age 6) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related social communication delays, this book se..."

Benny doesn't like to be hugged / Zetta Elliott ; illustrated by Purple Wong.
Elliott, Zetta

"A little girl uses rhyming verse to describe the unique traits of her autistic friend. Benny likes trains and cupcakes without sprinkles, but he can also be fussy sometimes."

Breathe like a bear : 30 mindful moments for kids to feel calm and focused anytime, anywhere / Kira Willey ; illustrated by Anni Betts.
Willey, Kira

"We all want to bring more calm into our lives. We all want to feel more focused and positive. Mindfulness is the key to making it happen."

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