Disability Resource Lending Library

The following list is offered as suggested resource material for parents and caregivers of disabled individuals. Developmental Enrichment Centers does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the information presented, views expressed, nor does it vouch for its accuracy. If you would like to suggest a resourcethat is not listed here please contact us.

Your Child’s Hearing Loss: What Parents Need to Know

By Debby Waldman with Jackson Roush, Ph.D.

From a mother whose daughter has hearing loss, and an audiologist with more than twenty-five years of experience with deaf and hard-of-hearing children and their families, this comprehensive, volume offers parents what they need to know – from day-to-day practical solution to technical information and emotional support. Available from The Berkley Publishing Group.

When You Worry About the Child You Love: Emotional and Learning Problems in Children

By Edward Hallowell

This compassionate book provides an overview of a number of special needs and personality variations in young children. Dr. Hallowell presents concrete information in a parent friendly manner. An excellent book for parents who wonder if their child has an emotional or psychological disability. This is also recommended for parents who are in the early stages of understanding the various special needs labels.

When Your Child Has a Disability

By Mark L. Batshaw, M.D.

If you are the parent of a child who has multiple special needs or are looking for a scholarly and readable introduction to children’s disabilities, then When Your Child Has a Disability is a “must read” resource. Relevant and reliable, it is the most comprehensive overview for parents of children with special needs that has been published to date.

Understanding Your Special Needs Grandchild

By Clare B. Jones

If you are the grandparent of a child with special needs this book will help, you realize and accept the vitally important role you play in your grandchild’s life. Dr. Clare Jones discusses the challenges a family faces when raising a child with special needs. She provides detailed descriptions and treatments about a number of challenging conditions. Personal stories showing the important role grandparents play in the lives of their special needs grandchildren bring Dr. Jones Valuable insights to life. Available from Specialty Press, Inc.

Teens with Physical Disabilities: Real Life Stories of Meeting the Challenges

By Glenn Alan Cheney

Offering a glimpse into the lives of eight teenagers who have physical disabilities. These teens tell of the challenges they face in their everyday lives. Following each interview, the author provides answers for commonly asked questions about physical disabilities. Also included, is an explanation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and a list of resources for more information on physical disabilities. Available from Enslow Publishers, Inc.

Special Kids Need Special Parents: A Resource for Parents of Children with Special Needs

By Judith Loseff Lavin

Ms. Lavin was thrust into the world of children’s hospitals and special needs when her daughter was born with a cleft lip and palate. In Special Kids Need Special Parents, she draws on interviews with health-care professionals, nationally recognized authorities, and families of children with special needs to give readers the advice, encouragement, and comfort they crave. Available from The Berkley Publishing Group.

A Sourcebook for Families Coping with Mental Illness

By Michael R. Berren, Ph.D.

The Sourcebook gives readers easy-to-digest information about mental illness, treatments, and services. It provides useful tools for navigating Arizona’s mental health and legal systems. More importantly, it offers positive messages and inspiration about recovery. The Sourcebook is a valuable resource for consumers and families coping with mental illness. Available from McMurray Publishing, Inc.

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