Resource Lending Library

The Arc of Indiana County’s library of nearly 200 books and publications contains information on issues relating to disabilities.  Some of the topics that are covered in our Resource Lending Library include Autism Spectrum Disorders, Health and Hygiene, Special Education Law, reference materials, first-hand accounts, and social skills activities.  The library also contains high-interest books for low-level readers and books on education and advocacy.  You can browse through the materials at The Arc office or check them out to review at home.

A sample of publications from our collection:


  • The Transition Handbook: Strategies High School Teachers Use That Work!, Carolyn Hughes & Erik W. Carter
  • Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Peter Wright
  • From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide, 2nd Edition, Pam and Peter Wright
  • The School Survival Guide for Kids With LD (Learning Differences), Rhoda Cummings, EdD and Gary Fisher, PhD
  • Inclusion Practices with Special Needs Students, Steven I. Pfeiffer and Linda A. Reddy
  • Just Give Him the Whale! 20 Ways to Use Fascinations, Areas of Expertise and Strengths to Support Students With Autism, Paula Kluth

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities:

  • Building Electronic Portfolios, Susan J. Glor-Scheib
  • Beyond Difference, Al Condeluci
  • Inside Out: What Makes a Person With Social Cognitive Deficits Tick?, Michelle Garcia Winters
  • Sign Language Made Simple: A Complete Introduction to American Sign Language, Karen Lewis
  • No Hitting!, a children’s book by Karen Katz
  • Steps to Independence: Teaching Everday Skills to Children With Special Needs, Bruce L. Baker and Alan J. Wrightman
  • The Hidden Curriculum: Practical Solutions for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations, Brenda Smith Myles, Melissa L Trautman and Ronda L. Schelvan
  • The Special Needs Planning Guide: How to Prepare for Every Stage in Your Child’s Life, John E. Nadworny
  • How to Reach and Teach Children With ADD/ADHD: Practical Techniques, Strategies and Interventions, Sandra F Rief, MA
  • Make the Day Matter: Promoting Typical Lifestyles for Adults With Significant Disabilities, Pamela M. Walker, PhD
  • Parenting With Positive Behavior Support: A Practical Guide to Resolving Your Child’s Difficult Behavior, Meme Hieneman
  • The ADD & ADHD Answer Book: Professional Answers to 275 of the Top Questions Parents Ask, Susan Ashley
  • Believe In My Child With Special Needs! Helping Children Achieve Their Potential In School, Mary A. Falvey
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Conversational Sign Language Illustrated, Carole Lazoriski and Dawn Donohue

Autism Spectrum:

  • Children with Autism: A Parents’ Guide, Michael D. Powers
  • Self-Help Skills for People With Autism, Stephen R. Anderson, PhD
  • Visual Supports for People With Autism, Marlene J. Cohen, EdD and Donna L. Sloan, MA
  • Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage and Meltdowns, Brenda Smith Myles and Jack Southwick
  • Parenting Your Asperger Child: Individualized Solutions for Teaching Your Child Practical Skills, Alan Sohn, EdD and Cathy Grayson, MA

Funding provided by the Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust, the FISA Foundation, and private donations.