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The OCALI Lending Library will be unavailable from May 5-9, 2014 due to maintenance.
We look forward to sharing the new look and features of the Lending Library.

To create a Lending Library account, please download the PDF application and mail or fax it to OCALI. Once your application has been processed and your account has been established, we will notify you via email or mail. For assistance with the OCALI Lending Library, please contact OCALI toll free at 866.886.2254 and ask for the lending library or email support@ocali.org.

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April Spotlight


Lending Library: Safety Skills for Asperger Women

Safety Skills for Asperger Women: How to Save a Perfectly Good Female Life

Liane Holliday Willey

Life with Asperger Syndrome can be a challenge at the best of times, and trials and tribulations that neurotypicals take in their stride can leave Aspies perplexed and unsure of how to solve problems and keep themselves safe, both physically and emotionally. The focus throughout is on keeping safe, and this extends to travel, social awareness, and general life management.

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Lending Library: The Aspie Girl's Guide to Being with Men

The Aspie Girl’s Guide to Being Safe with Men: The Unwritten Safety Rules No-one is Telling You

Debi Brown

In this book, the author sets out all of the need-to-know facts and sensitively yet honestly describes the more subtle social, emotional and safety issues surrounding dating, relationships and relational development. Advice is given on less tangible issues, including the importance of boundaries, what constitutes abuse and options for reporting suspected abuse. This book advocates the woman's right at all times to say no to anything she does not feel comfortable with, and suggests safe and realistic ways in which to go about this.

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Lending Library: Parenting Girls on the Autism Spectrum

Parenting Girls on the Autism Spectrum: Overcoming the Challenges and Celebrating the Gifts

Eileen Riley-Hall

This book is a celebration of all the wonderful and unexpected gifts that having daughters on the autism spectrum can bring to your life. Each chapter explores a topic of concern, offering encouragement and guidance on common issues such as school, friendships, meltdowns, special gifts, family relationships, therapies and interventions. Having daughters on the spectrum presents unique and rewarding challenges and this book is packed with friendly advice and real life examples from a mother who has experienced it all first hand.

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Lending Library: Asperger's Autism and Girls

Asperger’s, Autism and Girls: Understanding and Appreciating the Female Perspective (DVD)

Tony Attwood

In this DVD, Dr. Tony Attwood describes the unique challenges of women and girls with autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Addressing the rapid increase of women and girls with autism spectrum disorders, as well as the large number who remain misdiagnosed, he also covers the practical solutions school systems can implement, social challenges, and issues such as navigating puberty, transitioning to work or university, and the importance of careers.

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Lending Library: Social Scales Rating System

SSIS - Social Skills Improvement System

The SSIS (Social Skills Improvement System) Rating Scales enables targeted assessment of individuals and small groups to help evaluate social skills, problem behaviors, and academic competence. Teacher, parent and student forms help provide a comprehensive picture across school, home, and community settings. Designed to replace the SSRS Social Skills Rating System, this substantially revised tool includes updated norms, improved psychometric properties, and new subscales.

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Lending Library: Low Tech Communication Kit

Low Tech Communication Kit

The Low Tech Communication kit is a collection of mostly low-tech and some mid-tech communication tools. Some items have recordable voice output while other items in this kit are low-tech picture symbols. These items can be used with the beginning communicator to teach that symbols have meaning and to teach choice-making and turn-taking with the assistance of picture symbols and recorded messages. This kit includes: Communication apron, a set of 6 recording picture frames, Talking Symbols Notepad, ClipTalker, GoTalk Card, VoicePad, Pocket Book, Personal Communication Book, Express One, Motion Pad, Small Step Pad, Large Communication Book, Big Talk Triple Play, Mini StepPad, Set of 3 Button Talk, Attainment Talker 6.

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