April is Autism Awareness Month. Vegas PBS offers a FREE special needs resource library (they will also ship items to anyone, for free). The library is filled with resources that are helpful for the blind and special needs, such as Autism.
These services include the following:
- Audio & Braille Books
Audiobooks including Playaways as well as Braille books are available along with many Caldecott and Newbery Award Winning titles.
- Classroom Kit: Understanding Blindness and Visual Impairment
This comprehensive unit of study teaches teachers and students how to interact with peers who are blind and visually impaired while engaging the VI student as well. While participating in fun and interactive activities, students learn about Braille, Courtesy Rules for the Blind, Sighted Guide and more.
- Closed captioned DVD
For the deaf and hard of hearing the library offers many closed captioned titles. Captions display the audio portion of the program as text.
- Descriptive DVD
Audio description makes key visual elements in videos accessible to blind and visually impaired students.
- Educational Games
Board games, puzzles and more for deaf, hard-of-hearing, blind and visually impaired are also available on loan.
- Family Literacy Kits for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Family Literacy Kits offer fun and interactive activities to be shared between you and your child. Large print and Braille books included along with descriptive video.
- Family Literacy Kits for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Share a story book and related closed captioned video with your child along with engaging activities.