Lending Library

Lending Library

Updated 06/01/2016

The Lending Library contains books and videos on Down Syndrome and related topics. To borrow resources, contact Terri Leyton at 704-916-9871 or tleyton@dsa-gc.org or come by the Lending Library located in the DSAGC office at 212 S. Tryon St., Suite 1700 (Montreat College), Charlotte, NC 28212.
Resources may also be mailed to you.  Return postage will be the responsibility of  the borrower.  The resources may be kept up to one month.  A reminder letter will be sent after this period.
Copies of the bibilography are available at the Lending Library and on the DSAGC website.

Kids with Down Syndrome: Staying Healthy and Making Friends – DVD by Will Schermerhorn, 2008
Dakota’s Pride - DVD, 2008
Shorty –DVD, 2003
Down Syndrome: The First 18 Months – DVD, 2003
Emma's Gifts - DVD, 2003 (2 copies)  
“Babies with Down Syndrome” by Susan Skallerup (3rd edition), 2008, (2 copies)
“Celebrating and Caring for Your Baby with Special Needs” by Diane Craver, 2004
”Disability is Natural: Revolutionary common sense for raising successful children with disabilities” by Kathie Snow, 2005, 2nd edition
”Disability is Natural: Revolutionary Common Sense for Raising Successful Children with Disabilities” by Kathie Snow, 2001 (2 copies)
"A Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome: Toward a Brighter Future" by Siegfried Pueschel, 2001 (revised)
"Common Threads: Celebrating Life with Down Syndrome" by Cynthia Kidder and Brian Skotko, 2001
”Everybody’s Different: Understanding and changing our reactions to disabilities” by Nancy B. Miller and Catherine C. Sammons, 1999
"Babies with Down Syndrome - 2nd Edition" by Karen Stray-Gunderson, 1995 (3 copies)
"Bebes con Sindrome de Down" by Karen Stray-Gundersen, 1995
"Nobody's Perfect: Living and Growing with Children who have Special Needs" by Nancy B. Miller, 1994
"Rainbow of Hope: A Guide for the Special Needs Child" by Toby Levin,  1991
"A Reader's Guide for Parents of Children with Mental, Physical or Emotional Disabilities" by Cory Moore, 1990  
“Loving Through Heartsongs”                    

“Road Map to Holland: How I Found My Way Through My Son’s First Two Years with Down Syndrome”, by Jennifer Graf Groneberg, 2008, (2 copies)
”Gifts: Mothers reflect on how children with Down syndrome enrich their lives” by Kathryn Lynard Soper, 2007
”Married with Special-Needs Children: A Couple’s Guide to Keeping Connected” by Laura E. Marshak, 2007 (on order)
”Life Goes On”, complete first season, DVD, 2006
”More Than a Mom” by Amy Baskin and Heather Fawcett, 2006
”Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needs: Raising the bar of expectations” by Judy Winter, 2006
”The Sibling SLAM Book: What it’s Really Like to have a Brother or Sister with Special Needs” edited by Don Meyer, 2005
“Fasten Your Seatbelt: A crash Course on Down Syndrome for Brothers and Sisters” by Brian Skotko & Susan P. Levine
”Oh Brother!: Growing Up with a Special Needs Sibling” by Natalie Hale, 2004
"Special Children, Challenged Parents: The Struggles and Rewards of Raising a Child with a Disability" by Robert Naseef, 2001
"Life As We Know It: A Father, A Family, and an Exceptional Child" by Michael Berube, 1998
"Views From Our Shoes: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs" by Donald J. Meyer, 1997
"Changed by a Child: Companion Notes for Parents of a Child with a Disability" by Barbara Gill, 1997
"Special Parent, Special Child" by Tom Sullivan, 1995 (2 copies)                       
"From the Heart: On Being the Mother of a Child with Special Needs" by D. B. Marsh, 1995
"Uncommon Fathers: Reflections on Raising a Child with a Disability" by Donald J. Meyer, 1995 (3 copies)
"Differences in Common" by Marilyn Trainer, 1991 (3 copies)
"After the Tears" by Robin Simons, 1987
"Show Me No Mercy" by Robert Perske, 1984
"A Difference in the Family" by Helen Featherstone, 1981
“Chicken Soup for the Soul: Children with Special Needs: Stories of Love & Understanding”
“Un Futuro Prometedor Juntos” National Down Syndrome Society
“Down Syndrome Parenting 101”

"Choosing Naia: A Family's Journey" by Mitchell Zuckoff, 2002
"Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth and Everyday Magic" by Martha Beck, 1999

“The Potty Journey: Guide to Toilet Training Children with Special Needs Including Autism and Related Disorders” by Judith Coucouvanis, 2008
“Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism and Other Developmental Issues” by Maria Wheeler, 2007
”What Did You Say? A guide to speech intelligibility in people with Down syndrome” – DVD, 2006 (2 copies)
“Working Together: A Guide to Positive Behavior Support for Families and Professionals” by Sharon Lohrmann and Fredda Brown, 2006
“When Down Syndrome and Autism Intersect: A Guide to DS-ASD for Parents and Professionals” by Margaret Froehlke, R.N. & Robin Zaborek, 2013
“DISCOVERY: Pathways to Better Speech for Children with Down Syndrome” – DVD, 2005 (2 copies)
“Steps to Independence: Teaching Everyday Skills to Children with Special Needs” by Bruce Baker et al, 2004
”Road to Independence: Independence skills training for special needs children” by Brenda M. Batts,     2004, (2 copies)
”The New Language of Toys: Teaching Communication Skills to Children with Special Needs” by Sue Schwartz, 2004 (3rd edition)
“Early Communication Skills for Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals” by Libby Kumin, 2003 (3 copies)
Signing Time! Vol. 3 Everyday Signs DVD
"Improving the Communication of People with Down Syndrome" by Jon Miller, Mark Leddy, and Lewis A. Leavitt, 1999
"Fine Motor Skills in Children with Down Syndrome" by Maryanne Bruni, 2006 2nd edition (2 copies, pending publication), 1998 (2 copies)
"The Child with Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth" by Stanley Greenspan and Serena Wieder, 1998
"Steps to Independence: Teaching Everyday Skills to Children with Special Needs" by Bruce Baker and Alan Brightman, 1997
"Gross Motor Skills in Children with Down Syndrome" by Patricia C. Winders, 1997 (5 copies)
”Learning to Listen: Positive Approaches and People with Difficult Behavior” by Herbert Lovett, 1996
"The New Language of Toys" by Miller Schwartz, 1996
"On the Road to Autonomy: Promoting Self-Competence in Children and Youth with Disabilities" by Laurie E Powers, George HS Singer, Jo-Ann Sowers, 1996
"Early Use of Total Communication", book & video by Betsy Gibbs and Ann Springer, 1995 (2 booklets)
"Communication Skills in Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents" by Libby Kumin
"Como Favorecer Las Habilidades Comunicativas de los Ninos con Sindrome de Down" by Libby Kumin, 1994 christian louboutin
"Signing Exact English" by Gerilee Gustason and Esther Zawolkow, 1993
“Perigee Visual Dictionary of Signing” by Rod R Butterworth & Mickey Flodin
"The Early Intervention Dictionary: A Multidisciplinary Guide to Terminology" by Jeanine G. Coleman, 1993 (2 copies). Now shopping the christian louboutin from online store can save you much.

“Helping Children with Down Syndrome Communicate Better: Speech & Language Skills Ages 6-14” by Libby Kumin, 2008, (1 copy)
“Teaching Math to People with Down Syndrome, Book 2: Advanced Survival Skills” by DeAnna Horstmeier, 2008, (2 copies)
”They Created Us: Special Education, Medicaid Waivers, EPSDT, Independent Case Management – A family’s journey through a bureaucratic maze!” by Denise Mercado, 2006
”Believe in My Child with Special Needs! Helping Children Achieve Their Potential in School” by Mary A. Falvey, 2005
“Teaching by Design: Using Your Computer to Create Materials for Students with Learning Differences” by Kimberly S. Voss (includes CD), 2005
“Teaching Math to People with Down Syndrome and Other Hands-On Learners – Book I: Basic Survival Skills” by DeAnna Horstmeier, 2004
“Understanding How Children with Down Syndrome Learn: Proven and effective techniques for parents and professionals” by Susan J. Peoples, 2003
”Strategies for Including Children with Special needs in Early Childhood Settings” by M. Diane Klein, Ruth E. Cook, and Anne Marie Richardson-Gibbs, 2001
"Classroom Language Skills for Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Teachers and Parents" by Libby Kumin, 2001 (1 copy)
"Inclusive Elementary Schools: Recipes for Success" by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Caren Sax, 1999 (2 copies)
"Teaching Reading to Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Teachers and Parents" by Patricia Oelwein, 1995 (3 copies)
"All Children Are Special: Creating An Inclusive Classroom" by Greg Lang and Chris Berberich, 1995
"Creativity and Collaborative Learning: A Practical Guide to Empowering Students and Teachers" by Jacqueline Thousand, Richard Villa, A. Nevin, 1994
"Inclusive Classrooms from A to Z" by Gretchen Goodman, 1994
"Inclusion Library Materials" by Partnerships in Inclusion, 1994
”When Slow Is Fast Enough: Educating the delayed preschool child” by Joan F. Goodman, 1993
"Choosing Options and Accommodations for Children: A Guide to Planning Inclusive Education" by M. Giangreco, C. Cloninger and V. Iverson, 1993
"Achieving Inclusion Through the IEP Process" by D. Parker, 1991
"Negotiating the Special Education Maze" by Winifred Anderson, Stephen Chetwood, Deidre Hayden, 1990 (4 copies)
"Guiandose por la Intrincada Senda de la Educacion Especial" by Winifred Anderson, Stephen Chetwood, Deidre Hayden, 1990
"Educating All Students in the Mainstream of Regular Education" by S. Stainbach and W. Stainbach, M. Forest, 1989
"Mikey Goes to Our School: One Child's Journey Toward Belonging" by Rebecca Young

”Breaking Bread, Nourishing Connections: People with and without Disabilities Together at Mealtime” by Karin Melbert Schwier and Erin Schwier Stewart, 2005
"Yoga for the Special Child" by Sonia Sumar, 1999
"Laying Community Foundations for your Child with a Disability: How to Establish Relationships That Will Support Your Child After You're Gone" by Linda J Stengle, 1996
"Making School and Community Recreation Fun for Everyone" by M. Sherril Moon, 1994
"Friendships and Community Connections between People with and without Developmental Disabilities" by Angela Novak Amado, 1993
"Social Skills Activities for Special Children" by Darlene Mannix, 1993
"Wings to Fly: Bringing Theatre Arts to Students with Special Needs" by Sally Bailey, 1993 (2 copies)
"From Behind the Piano: The Building of Judith Snow's Unique Circle of Friends" by Jack Pearpoint, 1992
"Circles of Friends" by Robert Perske, 1988
"Don't Stop the Music" by Robert Perske, 1986
"New Life in the Neighborhood" by Robert and Martha Perske, 1980

“Adults with Down Syndrome” by Siegfried Pueschel, 2006, (2 copies)
”The Facts of Life…and More: Sexuality and Intimacy for people with intellectual disabilities” by Leslie Walker-Hirsch, 2007
”Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome” by Dennis McGuire and Brian Chicoine, 2006
”Reflections on a Different Journey: What Adults with Disabilities Wish All Parents Knew” edited by Stanley D. Klein and John D. Kemp, 2004
"Feel Our Freedom: Communities and Connections for People with Developmental Disabilities" by Alisa Hauser Kraft, 2002
"Sexuality: Your Sons and Daughters with Intellectual Disabilities" by Karin Melberg Schwier and Dave Hinsburger, 2000
"Retarded Isn't Stupid, Mom!" by Sandra Z. Kaufman, 1999
"Adolescents with Down Syndrome: Toward a More Fulfilling Life" by Siegfried M Pueschel and Maria Sustrova, 1997 (3 copies)
”Duo”, DVD starring Stephane Glinnsz and Eden Riegel, 1996, 25 min
"Self-Determination Across the Lifespan: Independence and Choice for People with Disabilities" by Deanna J Sands, Michael L Wehmeyer, 1996
"Down Syndrome Living and Learning in the Community" by Lynn Nadel and Donna Rosenthal, 1994
"Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Optimizing Choice and Change" by Evelyn Sutton, Alan Factor, Barbara Hawkins, Tamar Heller, Gary Seltzer, 1993
"The Young Person with Down Syndrome: Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood" by Siegfried M. Pueschel, 1987
”Teaching Children with Down Syndrome about their Bodies, Boundaries, and Sexuality” by Terri Couwenhoven, 2007 (on order)
“The Boys’ Guide to Growing Up: Choices & Changes During Puberty” by Terri C. Couwenhoven, M.S., 2012
“The Girls’ Guide to Growing Up: Choices & Changes in the Tween Years” by Terri Couwenhoven, M.S.

”Adventures in the Mainstream: Coming of Age with Down Syndrome” by Greg Palmer, 2005
"Life Beyond the Classroom: Transition strategies for young people with disabilities" by Paul Wehman, 2001
"Moving On Without Parents: Planning, transitions and sources of support for middle-aged and older adults with intellectual disability" by Christine Bigby, 2000
"Planning for the Future, 4th Edition" by L. M. Russell, A. Grant, S. Joseph, and R. Fee, 1996
“Moving Out: A Family Guide to Residential Planning for Adults with Disabilities” by Barbara D. Jackins & Dafna Krouk-Gordon
“Managing My Money: Banking and Budgeting Basics” by Natalie Hale, 2010
“The Down Syndrome Transition Handbook: Charting Your Child’s Course to Adulthood” By Jo Ann Simons, M.S.W., 2010

”Down Syndrome, One Family’s Journey: Beth’s Successes” by Donald C. Bakely, 2002
“Riding the Bus with My Sister” by Rachel Simon, 2002
"Jackie: The Heart-warming, Inspirational True Story of a Remarkable Down Syndrome Girl" by Dan Junot, 2001
"Another Season: A Coach's Story of Raising an Exceptional Son" by Gene Stallings and Sally Cook, 1999
"Count Us In: Growing Up with Down Syndrome" by Jason Kingsley and Mitchell Levitz, 1994
"The Child Who Never Grew" by Pearl S.  Buck, 1992 (2 copies)
"A Special Kind of Hero" by Chris Burke and Jo Beth McDaniel, 1991

“The Guide to Good Health for Teens & Adults with Down Syndrome” by Brian Chicoine, M.D. & Dennis McGuire, Ph.D., 2010
"The Down Syndrome Nutrition Handbook: A Guide to Promoting Healthy Lifestyles" by Joan Guthrie Medlen, 2002 (2 copies)
"Kids with Celiac Disease: A Family Guide to Raising Happy, Healthy, Gluten-free Children" by Danna Korn, 2001
“The Kitchen Classroom: 32 Visual GFCF Recipes to Boost Development Skills” by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, 2010
"Medical & Surgical Care for Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents" by Van Dyke, Mattheis, Eberly and Williams, 1995
"Down Syndrome - Advances in Medical Care" by Ira T. Lott and Ernest E. McCoy, 1992
"Medical Care in Down Syndrome" by Paul T. Rogers, Mary Coleman, 1992      

Preschool Age
”I Can, Can You?” by Marjorie W. Pitzer, 2004
”My Friend Isabelle” by Eliza Woloson, 2003
"What Happens Next?" by Cheryl Christian and Laura Dwight, 1991
"Cookie" by Linda Kneeland, 1989
"How About a Hug" by Nan Holcomb, 1983
“My Up & Down & All Around Book” by Marjorie W. Pitzer, M.Ed., 2008

Ages 4-8
”The Best Worst Brother” by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, 2005
”All Kinds of Friends, Even Green!” by Ellen B. Senisi, 2002
"What's Wrong with Timmy?" by Maria Shriver, 2001
"Russ and the Firehouse" by Janet Rickert, 2000
"Russ and the Apple Tree Surprise" by Janet Rickert, 1999
"We'll Paint the Octopus Red" by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, 1998
"Big Brother Dustin" by Alden Carter, 1997
"When I Grow Up" by Candri Hodges, 1995
"How Smudge Came" by Nan Gregory, 1995
"Thumbs Up, Rico!" by Maria Testa, 1994
"Be Good to Eddie Lee" by Virginia Fleming, 1993
"My Brother Matthew" by Mary Thompson, 1992
"Where's Chimpy?"  by Berniece Rabe, 1988
"Someone Special, Just Like You" by Tricia Brown, 1984

Grades 4-8
"Everything You Need to Know About Down Syndrome" by Mary Bowman-Kruhm, 2000  (great book for student school reports on DS)

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