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  • Nuts & Bolts: Writing Outstanding Journal Articles 

    AAIDD is committed to enhancing the capacity of professionals who work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are launching the Nuts & Bolts series as an initiative to assist disability professionals and others quickly learn and apply the leading methods to promote effective practices, sound research, progressive policies, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    This first book in the Nuts & Bolts series is a guide to writing for publication in scholarly journals. This insightful “pocket book” provides authors with the basics on article types, writing rules and editorial styles (with an alphabetized “glossary” of key concepts), submissions processes, and “fair use” and copyright issues. Students, faculty, aspiring authors, and even those who have been published will find this a handy writing resource.

    You may purchase the e-book version of Nuts & Bolts by clicking here
    Year : 2012
    Author : AAIDD


    • People Planning Ahead: Communicating Healthcare and E...

      People Planning Ahead provides a comprehensive and structured way to ensure that loved ones receive care respecting their wishes and conforming to their personal, cultural, and religious beliefs during times of chronic and terminal illness, or severe disability. The book and the accompanying CD-ROM are designed to capture detailed information on an individual;from basic health information and preferences on blood transfusions to the individual's traits and personality types. Successful application of information gathered through People Planning Ahead ensures that individuals proceed through care and end-of-life stages with minimum adversity and maximum dignity.


      • Provides a structured way for planners to gather and organize information on a person's values, goals, and life and turn it into a detailed life plan.
      • Contains guidelines on planning stages of lives of an illness.
      • Includes plain language definitions of such terms as living wills, advance directives, competency, and capacity as well as other insights into end-of-life issues.
      • Electronic questionnaires on accompanying CD-ROM make it easy to store and archive essential information.
      • Assists a person no matter where they may be on the wellness continuum, from healthy adults to those diagnosed with terminal illnesses. 
      • Comes with customized training workshops on end-of-life and person-centered planning.


      • Provides a structured way for planners to gather and organize information on a person's values, goals, and life and turn it into a detailed life plan.
      • Ensures that the clearest and most detailed portfolio of the individual is available for families and professionals to use as a reference for future contingencies.
      • Detailed planning forms on CD-ROM offer instructive and step-by-step examples on how to use information in real-life situations; electronic format makes it easy to store and archive information.
      • Based on the principles of Essential Lifestyle Planning, an approach focused on maintaining the independence and autonomy of a person by acquiring information about their life preferences

      Who Can Use This Book

      People Planning Ahead follows the person-centered model to help the family member or professional guide an individual on his or her own personal journey to consider and define what is most important. The manual is written for:

      • Disability professionals such as clinical coordinators or case managers in state agencies, institutions, or assisted living facilities
      • Geriatric care managers in hospitals, departments of aging, or independent homes
      • Social workers in hospices and other palliative care services
      • Family members

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      End-of-Life Care for Children and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
      End-of-Life Care for Children and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities presents a comprehensive framework under which professionals and families can make decisions that are thoughtful, ethical, and most importantly, respect the wishes of individuals with disabilities.


      "In striving to protect an individual’s right to die well, the People Planning Ahead workbook results in a succinct summary of what makes each person unique and what matters to him or her most about living. As a practicing physician, I consider this manual to be an invaluable for assessing an individual's quality of life and preserving true continuity of person-centered aspects of care across a variety of settings."
      Ira Brock, MD, Director of Palliative Care, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, author of Dying Well and The Four Things that Matter Most

      "I recommend this workbook to anyone and everyone who will have a say in how we will support people in their last days. The importance of this work cannot be overstated."
      Michael Smull, Chair, Learning Community for Person Centered Practices

      "People Planning Ahead brings together the best of theory and practice in person centered planning and end-of-life planning, and helps families and professionals face end-of-life experiences with thoughtfulness and hope rather than simply experiencing it as crisis and failure."
      The Rev. Bill Gaventa, Director, Community and Congregational Supports, The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities


      Year : 2009
      Author : Leigh Ann Creaney Kingsbury


      • 3rd edition all 3 cover images

        Positive Behavior Support Training Curriculum (3rd Ed...

        The 3rd edition of the Positive Behavior Support Training Curriculum (PBSTC) teaches direct support staff and supervisors the principles of positive behavior support to use in interacting with people with intellectual disability. This curriculum, originally published in 2004, has been successfully implemented by service providers and agencies across the country and abroad.  

        Positive behavior support strategies are known to work in dealing with challenging behavior and the PBSTC contains strategies that create a respectful client-staff environment. The PBSTC contains 25 training modules, 9 of which are designed for supervisors only.  Each module addresses a key set of skills in positive behavior support, and the supervisors' modules also train supervisors to be effective managers. Each module consists of a Module Summary Sheet, Presentation Outline, Activity Sheets for trainee use during training, and Skills Checks to use to ensure trainees demonstrate mastery of the content.

        Because the curriculum is competency-based, trainees are required to demonstrate mastery of the skills acquired after the completion of each module, with the help of quizzes, role plays, and other activities. In addition, following the classroom training, approximately 45 minutes is required with each trainee in the his or her routine work setting in order for the trainer to assess on-the-job mastery of the skills.

        Customized train-the-trainer and direct support staff training workshops by author Dennis H. Reid are available. Click here to send an email to obtain pricing for a training workshop.


        How the Third Edition of PBSTC Differs From Previous Editions

        • Curriculum has been updated to clarify key points in understanding and implementing positive behavior supports.
        • New content has been added to reflect recent research and changes in currently accepted positive behavior support practice. These changes are reflected largely in 3 new modules:
        1. The role of setting events
        2. The importance of meaningful and integrated day supports in conjunction with PBS best practices and recent changes in regulations and funding
        3. The application of naturalistic teaching to typical community environments
        • Several modules in earlier editions have been deleted, reduced in length, and/or combined with other modules: the module on shaping and chaining was deleted on the basis of feedback on training; and the two previous modules on problem solving were combined into one.
        • Most modules have been refined and/or updated based on training feedback, including simplifying instructions to trainers and clarifying specific content points. References and examples were also updated, with up-to-date technology references and more emphasis on cultural diversity.
        • Supervisor and direct support editions are included in one efficient curriculum.
        • Contains a wide selection of activities to facilitate working with people with varying degrees of intellectual disability.
        • Simple trainee activities make learning easier for staff.
        • The curriculum can be taught in only two-and-a-half days of classroom. training for direct support staff and three-and-a-half days for supervisors.
        • The loose-leaf curriculum is provided in an easy-to-use box, along with one copy of the Trainee Resource Guide and a CD of the PowerPoint slides. 


        The PBSTC Continues to Deliver

        • A tested, stable, and successful source of positive behavior support strategies to reduce challenging behavior.
        • Performance and competency-based curriculum requiring in-class activities, role plays, and on-the-job demonstration of skills.
        • Training of supervisors on managerial duties, including staff observations, performance analysis, and evaluating PBS plans.
        •  “Right out of the box” trainer curriculum that comes with activity sheets, skills checks, and PowerPoint slides.
        • Extensive student and teacher interaction with enjoyable team activities.
        • A proven way to build a culture of respect for people with intellectual disability.


        What You Receive When You Buy the Curriculum

        With the third edition of PBSTC, you will get the loose-leaf curriculum in a durable, easy-to-use box, which also includes a CD of the PowerPoint slides and one copy of the Trainee Resource Guide.

        relatedRelated Product

        Positive Behavior Support Training Curriculum Trainee Resource Guide (3rd Edition)
        The Trainee Resource Guide summarizes 25 modules taught in the Positive Behavior Support Training Curriculum. Meant for trainee note-taking and reference, it is available separately so that a copy for each trainee can be purchased.

        Praise for the Curriculum

        “The PBSTC is an excellent training tool. The Curriculum includes the acquisition and mastery of trainee performance skills that are essential to practicing PBS in work settings.”  
        Carolyn Greene, School Administrator, J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center, North Carolina

        "The PBSTC Curriculum provides a wonderful base of understanding for staff with no previous training or experience and enhances the skills of well-seasoned staff. The Curriculum is very well designed and is both teacher and student friendly. It is a succint program that allows ample student interaction and participation."
        Donna Boyd, Tri-Developmental Center of Aiken County, South Carolina

        “We are using the PBSTC as part of our pre-service training program and eventually all of our 600 employees will be trained with this Curriculum. The benefit to clients is the creation of a culture within our organization that treats people as individuals while setting a more supportive and caring environment. I have recommended without hesitation the PBSTC to my colleagues who espouse a PBS philosophy as well as those who are grounded in Applied Behavior Analysis.” 
        Michael F. Dorsey,  Professor of Education, Director - The Institute for Behavioral Studies, Endicott College

        Year : 2015
        Author : Dennis H. Reid, Marsha B. Parsons, and David A. Rotholz


        • Trauma-Informed Behavioral Interventions: What Works ...

          In this book, the author describes “what doesn’t work” by outlining the ways in which individuals with intellectual disability may have been damaged by the “behavioral” approach to their day-to-day actions. She demonstrates what has been missed through this approach: Needs have not been met, individuals have been misdiagnosed, and trauma responses have been triggered through the exclusive use of behavioral controls, both positive and negative.

          The author then moves on to describe “what works.” She explores the topics of stabilization, prevention, intervention, and the “mental health plan.” She proposes a model of behavioral intervention that does not require the use of restraints or contingencies; instead it promotes safety and security and addresses the outstanding issues around trauma. Numerous case studies are discussed, but all the names and relevant details have been altered to protect individuals, staff, and agencies.

          The mental health plan template the author puts forward instructs and informs staff about how to support people who have experienced trauma, both on a small scale and on a large one. She provides examples of this approach with case studies and illustrates how the plans should be written to ensure optimal implementation.

          This book gives the professionals and paraprofessionals who have dedicated themselves to this field and to the welfare of individuals with intellectual disability a trauma-informed paradigm within which to support people with intellecual disability psychologically and to establish the critical elements needed for recovery. As the author states in her introduction, “when the individual recovers, behaviors change. When the individual recovers, happiness can begin.”  

          You may purchase the e-book version of Trauma-Informed Behavioral Interventions by clicking here
          Year : 2012
          Author : Karyn Harvey


          • Trauma-Informed Behavioral Interventions: What Works ...

            epubThis is an e-book version of Trauma-Informed Behavioral Interventions. 
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            Year : 2012
            Author : Karyn Harvey


            • User's Guide to Intellectual Disability: Definition, ...

              By Robert L. Schalock, PhD; Sharon A. Borthwick-Duffy PhD; Valerie J. Bradley, MA; Wil H.E. Buntinx, PhD; David L. Coulter, MD; Ellis M. (Pat) Craig, PhD; Sharon C. Gomez, FAAIDD; Yves Lachapelle, PhD; Ruth Luckasson, JD; Alya Reeve, MD; Karrie A. Shogren, PhD; Martha E. Snell, PhD; Scott Spreat, EdD; Marc J. Tassé, PhD; James R. Thompson, PhD; Miguel A. Verdugo-Alonso, PhD; Michael L. Wehmeyer, PhD; and Mark H. Yeager, PhD

              This practical User's Guide on the 2010 AAIDD Intellectual Disability: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Supports manual informs clinicians, educators, policy makers, and program managers how to implement the various components of the AAIDD definition system in their specific job settings. The authors discuss the contemporary relevance of the supports-based AAIDD definition in the context of issues ranging from special education practices and IDEA mandates, to diagnosing individuals with higher IQ and conducting retroactive diagnoses. Policy makers and program managers will benefit from discussions on how the supports paradigm can improve quality outcomes, and how the current system incorporates the consensus in the field to utilize a supportsbased approach.

              You may purchase the e-book version of the User's Guide by clicking here

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              Intellectual Disability: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Supports (11th Edition) 
              This manual contains the most current and authoritative information and knowledge on intellectual disability, including best practice guidelines on diagnosing and classifying intellectual disability and developing a system of supports for people living with intellectual disability.

              Year : 2012
              Author :


              • User's Guide to Intellectual Disability: Definition, ...

                epubThis is an e-book version of the Intellectual Disability User's Guide.
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                Year : 2012
                Author : AAIDD