Friday, June 30, 2006

The New Talking Prescription Bottle

Image of Rex, the Talking Pill Bottle "With the development of Rex-The Talking Bottle, MedivoxRx ® has met its original goal: To manufacture a disposable talking bottle that provides audible label information and thus makes information about their medications more accessible to people who are elderly, visually and cognitively impaired, illiterate, or speak a different language."

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Review of Newly Acquired Title: Autism- The Hidden Epidemic

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Autism: The Hidden Epidemic? [DVD] (2005)

This special program explores the incredible strain autism places on the entire family, and documents the Pichettes' personal struggles as they care for their autistic son. The family discusses their determined quest to provide their son with the best care and education.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Newly Acquired Title: Voices from the Spectrum

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Voices from the Spectrum: Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, People with Autism, and Professionals Share Their Wisdom (2006)

A masterful collection of essays from contributors who graciously share their perspectives, quests, struggles, hopes, and thoughts on life mingled with autism.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Review of Newly Acquired Title: Different Like Me

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Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes (2005)

This book introduces children aged 8 to 12 to inspirational famous and historical figures from the worlds of science, art, math etc. All excel in their own particular fields, but are united by the fact that they, too, often found it difficult to fit in.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Review of Newly Acquired Title: The Theorem

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The Theorem: A Complete Answer to Human Behavior (2005)

Pulling together evidence from recent research from a wide range of disciplines, the author concludes that we are conscious in the womb and we don’t like it. To understand our life in the womb is to understand the origins of human behavior.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Review of Newly Acquired Title: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Image of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (2003)

National bestseller about an autistic boy, Christopher Boone. He knows every prime number up to 7,057 and hates the color yellow. This is the improbable story of his quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog. It makes for one of the most captivating novels in recent years.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Welcome to the Center for Disability Resources Blog!

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Welcome to the new Center for Disability Resources Library Blog! Here we will welcome your comments and suggestions about books and videos that you have borrowed, materials that you would like to see purchased, or anything involving the day-to-day operations of the library or even of disabilities in general.