Nadel, Lynn & Rosenthal, Donna (Eds.). Down Syndrome: Living and Learning in the Community. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1995, 312 pp.
Provides cutting-edge, up-to-date information concerning Down Syndrome and the programs and services which are evolving to help people with this genetic disorder achieve their full potential in community life. Each section begins with a commentary by a young adult with the disease who describes feelings and accomplishments in his/her own words and offers advice. Comprised of seven parts including individual independence, family support, siblings, behavior, cognitive development, language acquisition, health care advances, education and employment opportunities.
Pringle, Janet. Is it Plain?: A Manual for Plain Language Writers. Calgary, AB: The Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute (VRRI), January 2001.
Plain language is communication that is understandable by the people for whom it is intended. Another term often used is reader-based language. This manual focuses on creating plain language materials for people with very limited reading skills. It is becoming particularly necessary as we move into an era when independence is being promoted and our old “let me do it for you” attitudes are changing. More people with developmental disabilities are living in the community, with decreasing staff support. The manual is intended primarily for people who want to communicate written information effectively to those with very limited reading abilities.
Wade, John Space. Adult Basic Literacy and Numeracy for the Developmentally Challenged. Waterloo, ON: The Waterloo County Board of Education, September 1995.
Wagner, J. Constructing a Story-Based Literacy Program for Developmentally Challenged Adults.. St. Catherines, ON: Community Education Services Department of the Lincoln County Board of Education; the Reading Clinic of the Faculty of Education of Brock University; the National Literacy Secretariat; the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training and Skills, 1996.