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

Making A Splash / by Rosemary Scully.
Scully, Rosemary,

"Following the international movement, disability rights in New Zealand began to gain momentum in the early 1980s."

Ruby's worry / Tom Percival.
Percival, Tom,

"Ruby loves being Ruby. Until, one day, she finds a worry. At first it's not such a big worry, and that's all right, but then it starts to grow."

Being with Asperger's : "so that's how it's done!" / Lynette Papp, Walter Moore
Papp, Lynette

"[This book] was inspired by Walter's long-term partner, Lynette, and her discovery of a box of original cartoons, verses and poetry in a wooden box in the attic."

Stuff you need to know : a guide for young adults with autism / Patricia Weaver.
Weaver, Patricia

"Is your child with autism getting ready to live on their own? Stuff You Need to Know is a guide to help kids and young adults with autism learn the most basic skills to achieve independence."

Supporting people with learning disabilities and dementia : a training pack for support staff (based on the Supporting Derek film and guide) / Karen Watchman, Heather Wilkinson and Philly Hare
Watchman, Karen

"Previously the 'Supporting Derek' resource provided introductory information and suggested activties to help staff support people with learning disabilities and dementia."

Know your spectrum! : an autism creative writing workbook for teens / Finn Monahan.
Monahan, Finn

"Not everyone with autism is the same."

Kids like us / by Hilary Reyl.
Reyl, Hilary

"The delightful, heartwarming story of Martin, a teenager on the autism spectrum, who falls for Gilberte-Alice, a `normal' French girl."

The ADHD workbook for kids : helping children gain self-confidence, social skills and self-control / Lawrence E. Shapiro
Shapiro, Lawrence E

"All kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) want to manage their symptoms in order to get along better with others, build confidence, and succeed in school, but most don..."

How to teach and manage children with ADHD / Fintan J. O'Regan, cover illustration by Peter Wilkes, inside illustrations by Rebecca Barnes
O'Regan, Fintan

"Offers tips, advice and support for teachers, teaching assistants and parents coping with children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD)."

Social survival : a manual for those with autism and other logical thinkers / Amy Eleftheriades.
Eleftheriades, Amy

"Social Survival is a practical manual outlining what it means to be a logical thinker and how logical thinkers can make sense of the social world."

Social skills success for students with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism / Richard L. Simpson, Ellen McGinnis-Smith.
Simpson, Richard L.,

"Provide students the social skills instruction they need to succeed in school and in life!..."

Understanding ADHD : attention deficit hyperactivity disorder / Christopher Green and Kit Chee ; illustrated by Roger Roberts.
Green, Christopher,

"Explains the cluster of problem behaviors that make up the condition and how tell if a child has it; and offers practical solutions to common behaviour problems."

Designing for autism spectrum disorders / Kristi Gaines, Angela Bourne, Michelle Pearson, and Mesha Kleibrink.
Gaines, Kristi

"Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorders explains the influence of the natural and man-made environment on individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other forms of intellectual/deve..."

Autism and your teen : tips and strategies for the journey to adulthood / by Blythe Grossberg.
Grossberg, Blythe N.

"If you have a child with an autism spectrum disorder, your journey together through the teenage years to adulthood may be complicated — not to mention confusing, rewarding, and financially ch..."

Understanding autism spectrum disorder / by Holly Duhig.
Duhig, Holly

"Autism Spectrum Disorder describes a group of developmental disorders. It is now called a spectrum because people with ASD can experience a wide range of different symptoms and behaviors."

Gender identity, sexuality and autism : voices from across the spectrum / Eva Mendes and Meredith R. Maroney.
Mendes, Eva A.

"Bringing together a collection of narratives from those who are on the autism spectrum whilst also identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and/or asexual (LGBTQIA)..."

Including Samuel viewers' guide / by Dan Habib, Cheryl M. Jorgensen, and Mary Schuh.
Habib, Dan.

"This guide was designed to help families, university faculty, community groups, social sservice agencies and other viewers of 'Including Samuel' create an informed and constructive ..."

Play and social skills for children with autism spectrum disorder / Marjorie H. Charlop, Russell Lang, Mandy Rispoli.
Charlop, Marjorie H.

"This book discusses the deficits in the development and presentation of play behavior and social skills that are considered central characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD)."

OCD and autism : a clinician's guide to adapting cognitive behaviour therapy / Ailsa Russell, Amita Jassi and Kate Johnston ; illustrations by David Russell.
Russell, Ailsa

"This step-by-step manual explains how to adapt CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) approaches to OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) for young people and adults on the autism spectrum."

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