By Marion Cornish, Fort Rucker Exceptional Family Member Program ManagerFebruary 14, 2013
FORT RUCKER, Ala. (February 14, 2013) -- The Exceptional Family Member Program donated more than 40 books and DVDs to the Fort Rucker Elementary School Library in January.
The materials are available for parents, children and professionals. Topics available include allergies, autism, Asperger Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Down Syndrome, information for the visually impaired, information for the hearing impaired, information for the physically challenged, a military parents' guide to No Child Left Behind, dealing with deployment, books in Braille, and on loss and grief, etc.
These books can help teachers parents explain to children various types of disabilities in a way that children can understand. Sometimes, teachers and other adults have a difficult time talking to children about disabilities, especially if they are not familiar with the disability.
Several books may be read by children without adult assistance, and some material is also suitable to teach inclusion and learning about diversity.
Fort Rucker's EFMP serves more than 800 active-duty military exceptional Family members and the staff hopes these books and DVDs will be an excellent resource for them and others in the Fort Rucker community.
For more information about the books and DVDs, contact the Fort Rucker Elementary School located on Red Cloud Road by calling 598-4408.
For information on the EFMP, call Army Community Service EFMP at 255-9277.