Wednesday, May 02, 2007
1. ABC for You and Me= A basic photo ABC book with a wonderful concept, in which each letter is represented by a child with Down syndrome posing or playing with an object (apple, ball, cat, etc.). Designed for preschool to first grade, each page also has the corresponding letter and name of the object, to encourage letter and word recognition. A companion book, "1 2 3 for You and Me" is also available.
2. Russ and the Firehouse = This book is part of a series about Russ, a five-year-old boy with Down syndrome. Photos tell the story of Russ' day with his Uncle Jerry, a fireman, during a workday at the firehouse. Author Janet Elizabeth Rickert's focus on her son Russ' activities encourages readers to focus on the child and not his special needs (which are never mentioned).
3. Where's Chimpy? = Although this book features Misty, a girl with Down syndrome, no mention is made of her special needs. In photos and simple words, author Berniece Rabe tells the story of Misty and her daddy searching for her lost favorite stuffed animal. Since any young child can relate to the story, it is excellent for building awareness and inclusion at home or in a classroom.
This list contains reviews of movies that I have viewed that profile autism or disabilities in general. Please let me know what I missed. Happy browsing!- Change of Habit - House of Cards - Rain Man - Mercury Rising - The Boy Who Could Fly - I Am Sam - Benny and Joon - A Beautiful Mind - The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser - The Other Sister - As Good as It Gets - Shine - My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown - Sound and Fury - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - The Mighty - Simon Birch - Beyond Silence - Of Mice and Men - Matchstick Men - Nell - Lorenzo's Oil - Girl, Interrupted - ...First Do No Harm - My Sisters Keeper - Radio
-The Boy Who Could Fly -Mercury Rising -Rain Man -House of Cards -Change of Habit -Being There -Down in the Delta -Forrest Gump -Relative Fear -Silent Fall -What's Eating Gilbert Grapes -When the Bough Breaks -The Wizard