Resource library


The following list of books have been moved from HOIDSA’s resource library into circulation at the Pekin Library. Anyone with a library card can check them out through their local library branch. Libraries in this area are members of the Resource Sharing Alliance (or RSA). RSA is a consortium of libraries in Central Illinois that share a common library automation system. RSA facilitates sharing of materials among its member libraries, providing you with access to materials from up to 193 different libraries. To use RSA to find a book, visit

Including People with Disabilities in Faith Communities by Erik Carter

Shut up About Your Perfect Kid: A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children by Gina Gallagher and Patricia Konjoian

The Inclusion Facilitators Guide by Cheryl Jorgensen

The Power to Spring UP Postsecondary Education Opportunities for Students with Significant Disabilities by Diana Katovitch

Teaching Reading to Children with Down Syndrome by Patricia Logan Oelwein

I Can, Can You? by Marjorie W. Pitzer

My Up & Down & All Around Book by Marjorie W. Pitzer

Veronica’s First Year by Jean Rheingrover

Kids Like Me…Learn ABC’s by Laura Ronay

The Language of Toys Teaching Communication Skills to Special Needs Children by Sue Schwartz From Disability to Possibility:

The Power of Inclusive Classrooms by Patrick Schwarz

From Possibility to Success: Achieving Positive Student Outcomes in Inclusive Classrooms by Patrick Schwarz

The Down Syndrome Transition Handbook: Charting Your Child’s Course to Adulthood by Jo Ann Simons

Gifts: Mothers Reflect on How children With Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives Edited by Kathryn Lynard Soper

Gifts 2: How People with Down Syndrome Enrich the World Edited by Kathryn Lynard Soper

The Best Worst Brother by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen

We’ll Paint the Octopus Red by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen

Restructuring for Caring and Effective Education Piecing the Puzzle Together by Richard Villa

Gross Motor Skills in Children with Down Syndrome A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Patricia C. Winders 

PT WrightsLaw From Emotions to Advocacy 2nd ed. By Pam Wright and Pete Wright

WrightsLaw Special Education Law 2nd ed. By Peter Wright and Pamela Wright R


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