Over 1,600 Resources Available for Families of Children with Disabilities

The Family Support Services Lending Library, located at the Capital Area Children’s Center, currently stocks over 1,600 books, videos, DVDs, specialty catalogs, and magazines. Families and caregivers of children with disabilities, and professionals who work with them, are welcome to stop in between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm to browse our selection.


Topics Include:

Potty training, books on specific disabilities, parenting special needs children, feeding/diet, navigating special education, financial planning. You’ll also find training videos for parents and professionals, plus fun and educational books and videos for children.

Family with Downs Syndrome Baby

Here is a sampling of the resources available to you:

Books for Parents, Caregivers, & Professionals

  • 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child
  • 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • A Land We Can Share: Teaching Literacy to Students with Autism
  • Being the Other One: Growing Up With a Brother or Sister Who Has Special Needs
  • CAPS for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Related Disabilities
  • Eating for Autism
  • Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
  • How to Get Services by Being Assertive
  • How Well Does Your IEP Measure Up?
  • More than a Mom
  • Moving with a Purpose: Developing Programs for Preschoolers of All Abilities
  • Parenting Other People’s Children: Understanding and Repairing Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Strategies: A Practical Guide for Dealing with Human Service Systems
  • The Game of My Life: A True Story of Challenge, Triumph, and Growing Up Autistic
  • The Premature Baby Book
  • The Right to Special Education in Pennsylvania – Guide for Parents (2007 ed)
  • Tics and Tourette Syndrome
  • Understanding Your Special Needs Grandchild

Books for Children

  • I Can’t Stop: A Story About Tourette Syndrome
  • Keisha’s Doors
  • Nathan’s Wish: A Story About Cerebral Palsy
  • The Special Needs Acceptance Book

Once you have applied for a free library membership, you may use our self-checkout process to borrow any materials you like for up to 30 days. If you are looking for a specific title, contact the Family Support Services staff at 717.975.0611 to see if it is in stock.