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Allison Cox and David Albert

"Packed with folk tales, personal stories, exercises, games, songs, and lessons learned,
The Healing Heart: Storytelling to Encourage Caring and Healthy Families (2003) provides powerful examples of the use of stories and storytelling in encouraging resiliency, healthful behaviors, self-esteem, and mutual respect." Highly recommended.  Can be ordered from New Society Publishers in British Columbia, Canada for approximately $20 US and $28 Canadian.

Susan Craig

Teachers who get their hands on this book love it immediately.  A great resource for anyone who wants to help anyone -- inside a classroom or out (though it is geared towards schools).  Can't say enough good things about it.

Craig, S. (2008). Reaching and teaching children who hurt: Strategies for your classroom. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Available from Paul H. Brookes Publishing

Anne Donnellan and Martha Leary

The book that started a revolution.  One of the most intriguing books I know about movement issues.  Easy to read and compelling.

Donnellan, A. & Leary, M. (1995).
Movement Differences and Diversity in Autism/Mental Retardation: Appreciating and accommodating persons with communication and behavior challenges.  DRI Press, (1995).     $16.00

Anne and Martha's book can be ordered at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability bookstore by clicking here.   

Pat Frawley and Al Vecchione

Vermont's Crisis Support Network is one of the best in the country. Find out how it works from this chapter by two of the Network's architects.

Frawley, P. & Vecchione, E. (2002). The Vermont Crisis Intervention Network: Nine years of prevention. In R.H. Hanson, N.A. Wieseler, & K.C. Lakin (Eds.)
Crisis: Prevention and response in the community (pp. 49-62). DC: American Association on Mental Retardation.

You can order the book from the AAMR Bookstore or by calling


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