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ID101Annual Report
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Describes the vision, mission and programs of the Institute on Disabilities, including a summary of accomplishments and planned activities. ABOUT THE INSTITUTE ON DISABILITIES Free Current
ID201Supporting Diverse Learners in School and in the Community--A Training Curriculum in Three Parts
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Part 1: Introduction to Inclusive Education. Provides trainers with materials to deliver an overview of inclusive education to teachers, administrators, parents, guardians, people with disabilities and family members. Includes Trainer Guide, slides, handouts, etc.; Part 2: Making Friends and Building a Social Network--what, why and how of facilitating relationship-building; Part 3: Collaboration: The Key to Success. Addresses collaboration and creative problem solving in order to give school teams a stronger framework from which to support students' inclusive educational experience. INCLUSIVE EDUCATION $100 (set of 3) 2006
ID321Accessibility Checklist for people with cognitive disabilities
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Brochure which lists what a consumer should look for when shopping for a cell phone or personal digitial assistant. RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE Free 2007
ID322Accessibility in Technology
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Brochure presents information for manufacturers of technology regarding the usability and accessibility features most requested/necessary for people with disabilities and the aging population. RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE Free 2007
ID402Augmentative Communication and Employment Training Supports (ACETS) Brochure
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Brochure describing the ACETS employment training and support program for people that use assistive technology to communicate. AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION Free 2000
ID405So You Want to Work? What Employers Say about Job Skills, Recruitment and Hiring Employees Who Rely on AAC
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An article on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, June 2007 written by Diane Nelson Bryen, Blyden B. Potts, and Allison C. Carey. A study of job requirement processes, and hiring processes of 27 employers in the United States. Interviews with employers focused on 48 jobs in 25 categories, many identified as desirable by 38 adults AAC users. AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION Free 2007
ID406ACETS-Augmentative Communication Employment Training and Supports Training Manual
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Innovative classroom and computer-based program designed to increase employment outcomes for people with significant communication disabilities and who use augmentative and alternative communication. Offers teachers, employment training programs and vocational counselors a promising instructional approach adpatable to many settings. AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION $35 2005
ID407ACETS-Augmentative Communication Employment Training and Supports Training Manual
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BROCHURE, describing this Innovative classroom and computer-based program designed to increase employment outcomes for people who use augmentative and alternative communication. AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION Free
ID500Unequal Justice: The Case for Johnny Lee Wilson
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In 1986, Johnny Lee Wilson, a 19 year old man with mental retardation who was arrested for murder, unknowingly waived his right to an attorney, confessed to the crime, and spent nine years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Examines case from a disabilities perspective. CRIMINAL JUSTICE Was: $25 NOW: $10 Video, open captioned, 1995, 23:00
ID506Individuals with Mental Retardation and the Criminal Justice System: Complete Set of 5 Training Guides
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Five-part training guide and the video "Unequal Justice: The Case for Johnny Lee Wilson." Provides basic knowledge of mental retardation and the impact of mental retardation to: Allies, Attorneys, Law Enforcement Officers, Psychologists, Self-advocates. CRIMINAL JUSTICE WAS: $120 NOW $75 2003
ID507End the Silence
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Four individuals with disabilities describe their emotions associated with their personal experience with physical and sexual abuse. CRIMINAL JUSTICE Was: $20 NOW: $10 DVD, 2002, 7:00
ID508Assisting Victims and Witnesses with Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System: A Curriculum for Law Enforcement Officers (with Trainers Guide)
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Designed to provide law enforcement officers with a basic understanding of mental retardation and how it impacts an individual's ability to interact with criminal justice personnel. Also to enhance officers' abilities to respond in an appropriate and nondiscriminatory manner to victims of crime who have mental retardation and other developmental disabilities. CRIMINAL JUSTICE WAS $25 NOW $15 2003
ID509Assisting Victims and Witnesses with Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System: A Curriculum for Attorneys (with Trainer's Guide)
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This curriculum is designed to provide attorneys and judges with a basic understanding of the rights and the needs of persons with disabilities who are victims or witnesses. CRIMINAL JUSTICE WAS $25 NOW $15 2003
ID510Sexual Abuse Awareness Training for Self-Advocates
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A sexual abuse and personal safety-awareness training program developed by self-advocates for individuals with developmental disabilities and to be presented by self-advocates in collaboration with victim service professionals. CRIMINAL JUSTICE $25 2003
ID511Persons with Disabilities Can Speak Out: Supporting Victims Who Want to Tell their Stories
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An overview of effective methods used to support individuals with disabilities to disclose/report incidence of sexual violence or other crimes. CRIMINAL JUSTICE WAS $30 NOW $10 2003
ID512A Physical and Programmatic Accessibility Survey for Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence/Comprehensive Victim Services
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A physical and programmatic self-evaluating instrument designed to evaluate the accessibility of rape crisis, domestic violence, and comprehensive victim service programs. CRIMINAL JUSTICE $10 2003
ID513End the Silence Training Series: Complete Set
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Includes ID#s 508-512 and the "End the Silence" video. CRIMINAL JUSTICE $125 2003
ID514Under Arrest: Understanding The Criminal Justice Process in Pennsylvania
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A step-by-step review of the criminal justice process--from the arrest, through the preliminary arraignment, preliminary hearing, arraignment, trial, sentencing and possible incarceration, and probation and parole--to help ensure individuals with disabilities and the people who support them, as well as the general public, receive equal justice. CRIMINAL JUSTICE $25 2008
ID702Pennhurst Longitudinal Study
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Combined report of five years of research and analysis of the effects of the court-ordered de-institutionalization of the residents of the Pennhurst Sate School and Hospital. RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE $25 1985
ID703Pennhurst Longitudinal Study: Executive Summary
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A 24-page summary of the Pennhurst Longitudinal Study. RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE $16 1985
ID705People First: A Language Guide
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Guide to current and sensitive language to use when speaking with or about people with disabilities. RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE Free 2008
ID706Open Forum
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Guide to making meetings and meeting sites accessible to people with disabilities. RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE Free 2008
ID707Independent Monitoring for Quality: A Statewide Summary (2000-2001;2001-2002; 2002-2003; 2003-2004; 2004-2005; 2005-2006; 2006-2007; 2007-2008; 2008-2009; 2009-2010)
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Presents findings of face-to-face interviews with individuals receiving services and supports through the Office of Mental Retardation. Conducted by 46 local programs independent from the service delivery system, with local teams comprised of people with disabilities, family members, and/or concerned citizens. The Essential Data (EDE) survey includes a pre-survey, a consumer survey and a mail survey for family, friends or guardians. RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE Free
ID801In A Struggling Voice: The Selected Poems of Robert R. Williams
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Robert R. Williams is a Washington, DC based poet and disability rights activist. In A Struggling Voice is the first published selection of his poetry. Williams was born in 1957 and has had cerebral palsy since birth. His poetry portrays the challenges, struggles and strengths of individuals with significant disabilities, as well as more universal themes of adolescent love relived, the turmoil of Vietnam, and the need to recognize the strength of human diversity. In NARRATIVE/PERFORMANCE NOW $9.50! Copyright 1989
ID802Stories to be Told: Selected Poems of Robert R. Williams
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In this second selection of his poetry, Robert Williams tells of the struggles and strengths of individuals with significant disabilities. Williams challenges us to take the good with the bad, all our joys and sorrows, and to somehow fashion them into better tomorrows. NARRATIVE/PERFORMANCE NOW $9.50! Copyright 2003
ID803SET OF TWO--In A Struggling Voice: The Selected Poems of Robert R. Williams and Stories To Be Told: Selected Poems of Robert R. Williams
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Purchase both volumes of poems by Robert R. Williams (ID801 and ID802) and pay only $15. NARRATIVE/PERFORMANCE $15/set of two
ID804What It Means to be Different, What it Means to be Human--A Presentation by Daniel Gottlieb, PhD
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Recorded at the Spring 2007 Mini Course Series on Disabilities, Institute on Disabilities at Temple University. Dr. Gottlieb shares his unique perspective on what it means to be human and on the evolving understanding on the nature of disability. His story-telling ability, his personal experiences and his reading of the profound letters to his grandson Sam included in his latest book "Letters to Sam" make this DVD a moving and enlightening experience. NARRATIVE/PERFORMANCE $15 DVD/2007/55 minutes
ID805Letters to Sam: A Grandfather's Lessons on Love, Loss, and the Gifts of Life
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Book by Daniel Gottlieb, PhD. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Collection of letters from the author to his grandson. From the book jacket: Although the themes of the letters are universal, they draw from a highly personal well of experience. Dan Gottlieb has been paralyzed from the neck down since a nearly fatal automobile accident 25 years ago. His grandson Sam was diagnosed at 14 months old with Pervasive Developmental Disability, a severe form of autism. Dan wrote these letters with the hope that Sam would one day be able to read them and through them, get to know his grandfather. NARRATIVE/PERFORMANCE $20 (portion of proceeds to Institute) 2007
ID806What it Means to be Different, What it Means to be Human PLUS Letters to Sam: A Grandfathers Lessons on Love, Loss, and the Gifts of Life
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Purchase both Dr. Gottlieb's presentation on DVD and his latest book (ID: 713 and ID: 714) and receive a special price! NARRATIVE/PERFORMANCE $30 for both DVD and book 2007
ID811POSTER-Inglis House Mural
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The Institute on Disabilities joined forces with residents of Inglis House to create a unique mural now permanently installed at Inglis House. This colorful, energetic poster celebrates the partnership and the creative process. VIDEO/MULTI-MEDIA $12
ID812The Walking Project--An Anthology of Poems by People with Disabilities
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A collection of poems by disabled writers about the concept of walking. Uniquely conbined with the work of talented Philadelphia area photographer J.J. Tiziou. NARRATIVE/PERFORMANCE $10

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ID100 Institute on Disabilities Brochure
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Describes the vision, mission and programs of the Institute on Disabilities. ABOUT THE INSTITUTE ON DISABILITIES Free 2008
ID104 Institute on Disabilities INFO SHEET--En Espanol
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En Espanol -- Brief overview of the Institute on its programs ABOUT THE INSTITUTE ON DISABILITIES Free Current
ID105 Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT) INFO SHEET
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Brief overview of PIAT, a program of the Institute on Disabilities ABOUT THE INSTITUTE ON DISABILITIES Free Current
ID106 Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT) INFO SHEET -- En Espanol
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En Espanol -- Brief overview of PIAT, a program of the Institute on Disabilities ABOUT THE INSTITUTE ON DISABILITIES Free Current
ID107 Leadership Development -- INFO SHEET
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Brief overview of the Institute programs which promote, train and facilitate leadership among people with disabilites and families. ABOUT THE INSTITUTE ON DISABILITIES Free Current
ID111 Criminal Justice INFO SHEET
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Brief description of the Institute programs which address criminal justice issues and people with disabilities. ABOUT THE INSTITUTE ON DISABILITIES Free Current
ID112 Augmentative and Alternative Communication INFO SHEET
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Brief description of the Institute programs created for and by people who use augmentative and alternative communication ABOUT THE INSTITUTE ON DISABILITIES Free Current
ID114 Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) INFO SHEET
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Brief description of this statewide program which interviews thousands of people who receive support through the Office of Developmental Programs in Pennsylvania. ABOUT THE INSTITUTE ON DISABILITIES Free Current
ID115 Emergency Preparedness -- INFO SHEET
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Overview of the importance of being prepared and programs in place to address the unique requirements of people with disabilities. ABOUT THE INSTITUTE ON DISABILITIES Free Current
ID119 Telecommunication Device Distribution Program INFO SHEET
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Brief description of this Institute program which gives telecommunication devices to eligible people with disabilities. ABOUT THE INSTITUTE ON DISABILITIES Free Current
ID120 Telecommunication Device Distribution Program INFO SHEET--En Espanol
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En Espanol -- Brief description of this Institute program which gives telecommunication devices to eligible people with disabilities. -- ABOUT THE INSTITUTE ON DISABILITIES Free Current
ID121 Academy for Adult Learning INFO SHEET
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Brief description of this Institute program where 10 people with disabilities spend four semesters at Temple University. ABOUT THE INSTITUTE ON DISABILITIES Free Current
ID123 Assistive Technology at Work INFO SHEET
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Brief description of this Institute program which trains employers to hire and retain employees with disabilities through the use of assistive technology. ABOUT THE INSTITUTE ON DISABILITIES Free Current
ID124 Assistive Technology Device Demonstrations INFO SHEET
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Brief description of this Institute program which offers demonstrations of assistive technology devices. ABOUT THE INSTITUTE ON DISABILITIES Free Current
ID126 Recycled and Exchanged Equipment Partnership (REEP) INFO SHEET
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Brief description of this Institute program which supports projects throughout Pennsylvania that might be a source for "previously-owned" assistive technology devices. ABOUT THE INSTITUTE ON DISABILITIES Free Current
ID127 Graduate Assistantship INFO SHEET
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Overview of Institute's Graduate Assistantship program. ABOUT THE INSTITUTE ON DISABILITIES Free Current
ID129 Augmentative Communication and Empowerment Supports (ACES)
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Brief description of annual program which invites augmentative communication users to Temple University's main campus for two weeks of device and empowerment training. ABOUT THE INSTITUTE ON DISABILITIES Free Current
ID200 Is your school inclusive?
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Checklist to determine if your school is inclusive. INCLUSIVE EDUCATION Free 2007
ID300 Pennsylvania's Assistive Technology Lending Library
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Brochure describing Pennsylvania's Assistive Technology Lending Library. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY Free Current

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