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

Can I tell you about bipolar disorder? : a guide for friends, family and professionals / Sonia Mainstone-Cotton ; illustrated by Jon Birch.
Mainstone-Cotton, Sonia

"In this friendly guide, 11 year old Josh explains all about his dad's bipolar, including what mental illness is, an dhow it can affect patients and their families."

I have a question about divorce : a book for children with autism spectrum disorder or other special needs / Arlen Grad Gaines and Meredith Englander Polsky.
Gaines, Arlen Grad

"An explanation of divorce that children with special needs or Autism Spectrum Disorder can understand."

Video Modeling : visual-based strategies to help people on the autism spectrum / Stephen Lockwood
Lockwood, Stephen

"Help your child to learn new skills and overcome existing barriers quickly and independently, regardless of age or ability."

AID : Autism Inventory of Development : an assessment tool for parents and professionals.
Ostovar, Roya

"The Autism Inventory Development (AID) was designed to be a tool to gather critical information for the process of assessing for Autism Spectrum Disorder..."

Chester and Gus / Cammie McGovern.
McGovern, Cammie

"Chester, a service dog, is adopted into a family where he becomes a companion to Gus, a ten-year-old boy with nonverbal autism, who initially challenges Chester by requiring a different kind of fri..."

A book about what autism can be like
Adams, Sue

"A friendship between two fictional boys helps explain what autism can be like."

Asperger's syndrome and puberty : Insight and strategies about puberty for girls on the autism spectrum and their parents / Alis Rowe
Rowe, Alis

"Puberty is a challenging time for everyone but possibly even more so for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)."

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."

"Why didn't they just say that?" : teaching secondary students with high-functioning autism to decode the social world using PEERspective : an evidence-based practice: peer-mediated instruction and intervention / Jennifer M.
Schmidt, Jennifer M.

"Utilizing 21 evidence-based practices and authentic exposure to typical high school activities, the PERRspective model enables students to learn and generalize social skills with the support ..."

Practical strategies for supporting emotional regulation in students with autism : enhancing engagement and learning in the classroom / Leslie Blome with Maureen Zelle.
Blome, Leslie

"The authors' years of experience working with students with autism have helped them develop nine effective cognitive and language strategies for enhancing their engagement and learning i..."

Pablo Pineda : "being different is a value" / Albert Bosch & Maria Sala ; illustrated by Silvia Alvarez ; English translation by Jon Brokenbrow.
Bosch, Albert

"Pablo Pineda is the first European with Down Syndrome to obtain a university degree. A teacher, a writer, and an actor, he radiates charisma and the will to learn."

Difference not disorder : understanding autism theory in practice / Catherine Harvey; illustrated by Kevin McFadden
Harvey, Catherine

"This practical guide provides excellent practical guidance to support children with autism."

Medical aspects of autism and Asperger syndrome : a guide for parents and professionals / Mohammad Ghaziuddin.
Ghaziuddin, Mohammad

"People with autism are at a higher risk of having additional medical conditions, so increased care should be taken to ensure any other needs are detected early and effectively managed."

Fun games and activities for children with dyslexia : how to learn smarter with a dyslexic brain / Alais Winton ; illustrated by Joe Salerno.
Winton, Alais

"Full of fun, practical games and activities accompanied by charming cartoons for children aged 7 to 13 with dyslexia, this book makes learning easy and entertaining."

Growing up guide for girls : what girls on the autism spectrum need to know!
Hartman, Davida

"The Growing Up Guide for Girls is a one-stop guide for young girls on the autism spectrum explaining all they need to know about puberty and adolescence."

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

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

Sensory-being for sensory beings : creating entrancing sensory experiences / Joanna Grace.
Grace, Joanna

"Sensory-being: the enveloping of natural presentness and awareness in an unfolding sensory moment."

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