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  • Max's fun day
    Max's fun day
    by Adria F. Klein
    Max and his good friend Don, who is in a wheelchair, have a lot of fun together, whether they are at the park, in the library, or at a restaurant.
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  • Apt. 3
    Apt. 3
    Ezra Jack Keats.
    On a rainy day two brothers try to discover who is playing the harmonica they hear in their apartment building.
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  • Max learns sign language
    Max learns sign language
    by Adria F. Klein
    Max takes a class in sign language so that he can talk with his friend, Susan, who cannot hear.
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  • It's so much work to be your friend : helping the child with learning disabilities find social success
    It's so much work to be your friend : helping the child with learning disabilities find social success
    Richard Lavoie.
    Every learning disability has a social component. Affected children are socially out of step with their classmates and peers, and often they are ridiculed or ostracized for their differences. A successful social life is immeasurably important to a child's happiness, health, and development, but until now, no book has provided expert advice on helping learning disabled children achieve social success. This book offers practical strategies to help learning disabled children ages six through seventeen navigate the treacherous social waters of their school, home, and community. Rick examines the special social issues surrounding a wide variety of learning disabilities, including ADD and other attentional disorders, anxiety, paralinguistics, visual-spatial disorders, and executive functioning. Then he provides proven methods and step-by-step instructions for helping the learning disabled child through almost any social situation. --From publisher description.
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  • Out of my mind
    Out of my mind
    Sharon M. Draper.
    Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.
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Database Resources

(University of Cincinnati) -- Includes periodicals (indexing to over 150 titles with selective indexing and full text of health-related articles from over 2500 general interest periodicals), pamphlets (full text coverage of over 500 medical education pamphlets) and reference books (full text coverage of Mosby's Medical Dictionary, The People's Book of Medical Texts, Oryx Press Consumer Health Information Source Book, USPDI Drug Information in Lay Language, and Columbia University Complete Home Medical Guide.

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Cleveland Public Library: Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Provides recorded books and special technology to enhance the lives of those with disabilities.
Cleveland Sight Center
Has your child been diagnosed with vision loss requiring more than just glasses. Find out how the Cleveland Sight Center can help.
Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center
Offering help and services to improve the lives of those struggling with hearing loss and/or speech impairment.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injury resources and information from the National Library of Medicine.
Benefits for Disabled Children
Information and criteria for benefits for disabled children from the Social Security Administration.