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We have a variety of family resources for every sort of child and each unique family.  We can all benefit from professional guidance - parenting is complex and always changing. Take a peek at these:
The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (and Their Parents) (Verdick, Elizabeth)

The Behavior Survival Guide For Kids with Behavior Challenges: How To Make Good Choices and Stay Out of Trouble (McIntyre, Tom)

The Survival Guide for Kids with LD (Learning Differences) (Fisher, Gary)

The Gifted Kids' Survival Guide (Galbraith, Judy)

The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends (Crist, James) 

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Sometimes it’s difficult to connect to people who are different than we are, especially when they won’t meet our eyes, demand a strict adherence to rules, obsess about things we might find boring, and disturb us with their outbursts. 

Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin is written from the perspective of one of these people, a girl named Rose with Asperger’s Syndrome. She is a trial to her father, gets kicked off the bus for demanding that the bus driver follow all the rules of the road, and obsesses over homonyms and prime numbers. When her dog goes missing in a hurricane, Rose works out a plan to find her again, only to be caught in a terrible dilemma.

This is a wonderful book to help children understand and learn to empathize with people who are different than they are.

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Sensory Storytime is a program that started two years ago as a tool to welcome children on the autism spectrum into the library.  The program includes songs, movement activities, sensory experiences, books and play.  This storytime runs in a three week session and uses repetition as well as familiar books, songs, and rhymes to help build a comfortable setting for you and your child.

  • Saturday October 4th, 11th and 18th @ 10:30 a.m.
  • For children 3-6 years old.
  • Registration is required.
  • For more information call 290-9636.