Materials for Children and Teens with Disabilities

This blog is intended as a means to update and expand on the Linda Lucas Walling Collection of Materials for and about Children and Teens with Different Abilities: http://faculty.libsci.sc.edu/walling/bestfolder.htm

Friday, March 17, 2006

Materials about Children with Disabilities

On the Linda Lucas Walling Collection Web page, you will discover an article on this subject. You will also find criteria for selecting materials about children with disabilities. Finally, there are lists of winners of the Dolly Gray Award and the Schneider Family Award along with links to information about those awards. (The Dolly Gray Award is for picture books about children with developmental disabilities. Schneider Family Awards are given for picture books as well as for books for middle schoolers and high schoolers.)

Materials about children with disabilities, of course, can be used by children with disabilities or children with no disabilities.

Have you found books you especially like or dislike?

(Here you may want to also discuss preferred language to use in this field.)

3 Comments:

Blogger Martha Taylor said...

I am interested in learning more about preferred language. I've looked at the Guidelines for Non-Handicapping Language in APA Journals http://www.apastyle.org/disabilities.html and Resources for Reporters at the Institute on Disability / University of New Hampshire http://iod.unh.edu/reporters-room.html.

Can anyone recommend a similar information for early teens? Thanks

9:43 PM  
Blogger Linda Lucas Walling said...

I'll start a discussion thread on this topic, and we will see what advice we can get on this point.

8:13 AM  
Blogger Linda Lucas Walling said...

The 2006 winners of the Schneider Family Award have been announced. You can read about the award and these books on the link from the LLW Collection Web page. Go to Bibliographies, then to Awards to get to the link. The 2006 winners are:
(picture book)Uhlberg, Myron. Dad, Jackie, and Me.

(middle school)Fusco, Kimberly Newton. Tending to Grace.

(YA) Rapp, Adam. Under the Wolf, Under the Dog.

3:41 PM  

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