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Summary: "FAR FROM THE TREE follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. This life-affirming documentary encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been. Based on Andrew Solomon's award-winning, critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling non-fiction book "Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sundance Selects 2019

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Hoge, Robert

Summary: Born with a large facial tumor and stunted legs, Robert Hoge shares how he refused to let what made him different stand in the way of leading a happy, successful life.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 921 HOG

Summary: Millions of children in America are being diagnosed with learning disorders and depression. While many say medications such as Ritalin, Dexedrine, and Prozac are the answer, others recommend counseling, social skills training, or dietary changes. How does one distinguish between a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and a kid who is just being a kid? This program offers parents,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: How could a child be a top math student yet not be able to read? Why can another child read well but not be able to write a paragraph that makes sense? While watching children being taught new ways to learn, this program offers expert insight into the nature of learning disabilities, why learning disabilities may also be accompanied by ADHD or social disorders, and what can be done to help...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Assistance is rapidly developing for parents of children with special needs. This video examines the role of science and technology in helping challenged kids enter the mainstream learning community.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Four years have gone by since the two preschool boys profiled in Autism and Applied Behavioral Analysis began intensive ABA therapy-formerly considered controversial, but now hailed as one of the few effective approaches to treating the disorder. This ABC News program brings viewers up to date on the boys and further explains the benefits of ABA in treating autism. But the program communicates...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Found in both children and adults, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is looked upon by some as having a physiological cause while others see it as a psychological disorder. This program offers diverse and candid opinions from both sides of the debate. Is medication the best treatment, or is behavior modification combined with increased structure and discipline the preferable course? A...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: I want my diaper changed. "I want to go to sleep." These are two of many examples of what a pre-verbal child can communicate through American Sign Language. Using the work of researcher Joseph Garcia, founder of the business Sign with Your Baby, as a platform, this program illustrates the benefits and positive implications of introducing ASL to children regardless of whether their hearing is...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder need not miss out on crucial educational opportunities. This program describes new medical strategies designed specifically for parents struggling to keep ADHD from controlling their households and limiting the prospects and happiness of their children. It also focuses on the challenges of parents who, in addition to their children, are...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Trumpeter 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.874 DIF

Klein, Stanley D. (Edt)/ Kemp, John D. (Edt)/ Matlin, Marlee (Frw)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: McGraw-Hill 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649.151 REF

Sullivan, Teresa

Summary: When Mikey is young, the Sullivans are a closely knit unit, all of them devoted to caring for her. But as Mikey grows older, she also grows increasingly violent. By the time she's twelve, institutionalization is the only available option--and without the shared purpose of caring for Mikey, the family begins to unravel. As her family falls apart, Teresa searches for relief and connection during...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: She Writes Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 SUL

Summary: Documentary film sharing the efforts of two American organizations providing medical aid after the catastrophic 2010 Haiti Earthquake: Project Medishare, which set up clinics for victims, and the Knights of Columbus, which provided prosthetic limbs for the many young people who suffered amputations. The film also follows a small group of earthquake victims who form Team Zaryen, an amputee...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Janson Media 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC UNB

Garoche, Camille

Summary: This wordless story is about two sisters, a walk in the snowy forest, and the appearance of an enchanted rabbit.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enchanted Lion Books 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE GAR

Summary: Although more and more people with disabilities are entering the mainstream of life, the quest for meaningful integration has never been an easy one in America. After discussing the history of institutionalization, this program uses interviews to come to grips with a wide range of disabilities, celebrating the progress being made toward total cultural equality while acknowledging that more...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Eichenstein, Rita.

Summary: A developmental psychologist presents strategies to help parents of special-needs children navigate the emotional challenges they face.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649 EIC

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 649 EIC

Solomon, Andrew

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Explores the consequences of extreme personal differences between parents and children, describing his own experiences as a gay child of straight parents while evaluating the circumstances of people affected by physical, developmental, or cultural factors that divide families.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.40 SOL

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.4083 SOL

Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker

Summary: A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2015

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Maddox, Jake

Summary: Pilar Ramirez loves to skate on ice, and normally she does not keep being born without part of her right foot a secret, but when her best friend convinces her to try out for the local hockey team Pilar decides not to mention her condition--but hockey presents her with some problems that plain skating did not, and Pilar needs to learn that being part of a team means being open with your...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MAD

Blum, Linda M.

Summary: Recent years have seen an explosion in the number of children diagnosed with “invisible disabilities” such as ADHD, mood and conduct disorders, and high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. Whether they are viewed as biological problems in brain wiring or as results of the increasing medicalization of childhood, the burden of dealing with the day-to-day trials and complex medical and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649 BLU

Hampton, Kelle.

Summary: "The author of the popular blog Enjoying the Small Things interweaves lyrical prose and stunning four-color photography as she recounts the story of the first year of her daughter Nella--who has Down syndrome--and celebrates the beauty found in the unexpected, the strength of a mother's love, and, ultimately, the amazing power of perspective"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HAMPTON, KELLE HAM

Hampton, Kelle.

Summary: "The author of the popular blog Enjoying the Small Things interweaves lyrical prose and stunning four-color photography as she recounts the story of the first year of her daughter Nella--who has Down syndrome--and celebrates the beauty found in the unexpected, the strength of a mother's love, and, ultimately, the amazing power of perspective"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.9084 HAM

Hoge, Robert

Summary: "Robert Hoge was born with a tumor the size of a tennis ball in the middle of his face and short, twisted legs, but he refused to let what made him different stand in the way of leading a happy, successful life. This is the true story of how he embraced his circumstances and never let his "ugly" stop him from focusing on what truly mattered."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: VIKING, Published by Penguin Group 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 HOG

Drabble, Margaret

Summary: Her promising career in 1960s London interrupted by an affair with a married professor that renders her a single mother, Jessica Speight faces wrenching questions about responsibility, potential, and compassion when her sunny child reveals unique needs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DRA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Drabble 2013