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

Girls with autism becoming women / Heather Stone Wodis ; foreword by Erika Hammerschmidt.
Wodis, Heather Stone

"This book investigates the experiences of seven women with autism transitioning from childhood to adulthood."

Isaac and his amazing Asperger superpowers! / Melanie Walsh
Walsh, Melanie,

"A groundbreaking picture book, described by the National Autistic Society as "delightful ..."

Autism / Louise Spilsbury ; illustrated by Ximena Jeria.
Spilsbury, Louise

"This book explores the many aspects of Autism in a child-friendly way."

My autism book : a child's guide to their autism spectrum diagnosis
Dura-Vila, Gloria

"This beautifully illustrated picture book will help to explain an autism diagnosis to your child in a sensitive, positive and accurate way."

I see things differently : a first look at autism / by Pat Thomas ; illustrated by Claire Keay
Thomas, Pat,

"This reassuring picture book explains what autism is in simple terms."

DM-ID-2 : Diagnostic manual, intellectual disability : a textbook of diagnosis of mental disorders in persons with intellectual disability / edited by Robert J. Fletcher, chief editor, Jarrett Barnhill, Sally-Ann Cooper.

"More than 100 experts from around the world have now updated the DM-ID to accompany the DSM-5."

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."

The many faces of Down syndrome : Stories of inspiration, hope and laughter / compiled by Ann Aubitz
Aubitz, Ann

"[This book] is a collection of stories from families caring for people with Down Syndrome..."

Bullying : what adults need to know and do to keep kids safe / Irene Van der Zande.
Van der Zande, Irene

"Protect kids from bullying and empower them with skills! Learn how to use Kidpower practices to create cultures of caring, respect, and safety at school, at home, and in your community."

Stop bullying by taking charge of safety : How to keep yourself and others safe from bullying / Irene van der Zande; illustrations by Amanda Golert
Van der Zande, Irene

"In this book, you will find lessons with explanations, stories, skill practice coaching guides, and Kidpower Safety Signals about: noticing when bullying is happening, what you can do to prev..."

The handbook of art therapy and digital technology / Edited by Cathy Malchiodi, Foreword by Dr Val Huet
Malchiodi, Cathy

"Digital art therapy is a rapidly growing practice."

Digital art therapy : material, methods and applications / edited by Rick L. Garner.
Garner, Rick L.

"As the field of digital art therapy rapidly expands, this book guides readers through the many applications of digital media in art therapy."

It's just a ... what? : little sensory problems with BIG reactions! / by Hartley Steiner ; illustrated by Anait Semirdzhyan.
Steiner, Hartley

"A picture book that uses humor to explain the experience of Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) from a child's perspective, bringing awareness to how they feel in the moment when faced with var..."

Going to the dentist / Sheila Hollins, Amber Qureshi and Lloyd Page ; illustrated by Beth Webb.
Hollins, Sheila,

"Matthew eats lots of sugary foods and doesn't take very good care of his teeth. When Matthew gets toothache he goes to see the dentist."

Glory wants a job / Roger Banks, Kathy Melling and Stephen Langley, illustrated by Mike Nicholson
Banks, Roger

"Glory is in her 30s and hasn't had a job before. When she bumps inti an old friend working in a clothes shop, she is inspired to set off on a path to a career of her own."

Choosing my first job
Banks, Roger

"Work is something that everyone should be encouraged to aim for when they leave school or college."

Going to church / Sheila Hollins, John Swinton and Katie Carpenter ; illustrated by Lucy Bergonzi.
Hollins, Sheila,

"[This book] can support people to explore aspects of a church community and to decide if they want to be part of it."

Asperger's syndrome and executive function
Rowe, Alis

"Executive function is the set of mental skills that help people get things done."

Dude, I'm an Aspie! / Matt Friedman.
Friedman, Matt

"Hey! Looking for a way to explain your child's Asperger's traits to others in a way that's clear, positive and fun? Just give 'em this book."

Adapting health therapies for people on the autism spectrum : by the girl with the curly hair
Rowe, Alis

""This book is to help anyone working in the health system to make reasonable adjustments to make their services more accessible to people on the autism spectrum." - BOOK JACKET..."

Asperger's syndrome and emotions / Alis Rowe
Rowe, Alis

"It is thought that the way people on the autism spectrum experience emotions is different from neurotypical people."

The 5th comic book
Rowe, Alis

"Everyday scenarios for anybody who wants to learn how to understand and relate to a person on the autism spectrum."

Ask that mountain : the story of Parihaka / Dick Scott.
Scott, Dick,

"Parihaka has become a byword for Maori refusal to yield land, culture and dignity to New Zealand's colonial government."

Waitangi Day : the New Zealand story : what it is and why it matters / Philippa Werry.
Werry, Philippa,

"Reviews the historic events behind the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 and charts the celebrations, tensions and protests witnessed in the years that followed, concluding with a sum..."

What about me? : a book by and for an Austism sibling / by Brennan and Mandy Farmer; Illustrated by Emily Neff.
Farmer, Brennan

"Having a sibling on the spectrum brings great joy. It also brings a flurry of emotions, challenges and questions."

Autism : how to raise a happy autistic child / Jessie Hewitson ; [with a foreword by the charity Ambitious about Autism].
Hewitson, Jessie

"For every child diagnosed with autism, there are usually two worried parents who may not have a clue about the condition or how best to help their little one."

Differently wired : raising an exceptional child in a conventional world / Deborah Reber.
Reber, Deborah

"Today millions of kids are stuck in a world that doesn't respect, support, or embrace who they really are--these are what Deborah Reber is calling the "differently wired" kids,..."

Food refusal and avoidant eating in children, including those with autism spectrum conditions : Gillian Greville-Harris and Elizabeth Shea. A practical guide for parents and professionals /
Harris, Gillian

"A guide for parents and professionals working with children with autism who have a restricted dietary range."

The neurodiverse classroom : a teacher's guide to specific learning difficulties and meeting individual students needs / Victoria Honeybourne.
Honeybourne, Victoria

"This book enables teachers to meet the needs of children with a wide range of specific learning difficulties in mainstream classrooms, while promoting acceptance and self-esteem."

The ABCs of autism in the classroom : setting the stage for success / Wendela Whitcomb Marsh
Marsh, Wendela Whitcomb

"The ABCs of Autism in the Classroom: Setting the Stage for Success was written by a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst who was also a teacher for many years, as well as an autism mom."

He's not naughty! : a children's guide to autism / by Deborah Brownson ; illustrated by Ben Mason.
Brownson, Deborah

"Lovingly written by a mother of two boys with Asperger's Syndrome, this book is ideal for those who have just received a diagnosis."

How does your engine run? Leader's guide to the Alert Program for self regulation
Williams, Mary Sue

"Introduces the Alert Program (AP) to occupational therapists, parents, teachers, and other professionals."

Very late diagnosis of asperger syndrome (autism spectrum disorder) : how seeking a diagnosis in adulthood can change your life/ Philip Wylie ; forewords by Luke Beardon and Sara Heath.
Wylie, Philip

"Receiving an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis as an adult can be a difficult but liberating process."

Employment support practice guidelines : how to support disabled people to get the job they want.

"These Guidelines are an essential “how to” guide for supporting disabled people into work and are built on a set of principles and practices that are evidence based."

More creative coping skills for children : activities, games, stories, and handouts to help children self-regulate / Bonnie Thomas.
Thomas, Bonnie,

"An incredible variety of arts activities, games, and interactive stories will suit any individual."

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