Parent to Parent Library


Books and DVDs from the Parent to Parent Library can be borrowed free of charge for up to 21 days. Shipping is free to New Zealand addresses.

Click the title of the publication to view the title’s blurb, and to order the book online. You can also contact National Office to order a title over the phone.

‘Plan for the Future’ Resource Kit New Zealand Down Syndrome Association
… And as you can see. D. Ross McKenzie
A Beginner’s Guide to the Pervasive Developmental Disorders P.G. Taylor
A Different Kind of Brother R. Welsh
A Dignified Choice Funeral Choice (NZ)
A Handful of Hope Pinkava, M.
A Letter to a Child With Cancer Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
A Memory Book – Someone I Love has Died Tricia Irving & Bev Gatenby
A Parent’s Guide to Learning Difficulties – how to help your child Peter Westwood
A Place Of Our Own – Living with the legacy of institutionalisation People First NZ
A Spectrum of Light Francesca Bierens
A Twist of Fate John B Pearce.
A World of Possibilities – New Zealand stories
Accessible Walks Anna Jameson & Andrew Jameson
Action for Inclusion O’Brien & Forest with Snow & Hasbury
Activities Handbook & Instructors’ Guide Marion Stroud & Evelyn Sutton
Adolescents with Limb Loss Area Child Amputee Center, & Mary Free Bed Hospital & Rehabilitation Center, Michigan, U.S.A.
All About A.D.D. Understanding Attention Deficit Disorder.

All Birds Have Anxiety

Mark Selikowitz

Kathy Hoopmann

All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome Kathy Hoopmann
All Dogs Have ADHD Kathy Hoopmann
Alone Together: Making An Asperger Marriage Work Katrin Bentley
Amazing Schemes within your Genes Dr Fran Balkwill
An Emotional Roller-Coaster Colleen E Bennett
An exploration of Women’s Feelings when Receiving the Diagnosis of their Baby Born with an Unexpected Visible Disability Four Midwifery Students, Helen MacDonald, Elizabeth Mawson, Winifred
Munro, Pip Smith.
Answering your Questions About Spina Bifida Spina Bifida Programme Department of General Paediatrics.
Asperger’s and Girls Tony Attwood, Temple Grandin and others
Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals Tony Attwood
Assistive Technology Karen Filippo, Katherine Inge and Michael Barcus.
Autism: Receiving and understanding a diagnosis (DVD) Autism Education Trust, Supported by Department of Education
Beauty (DVD)
Because You are my Friend Epilepsy Association NZ
Becoming a Person John McRae
Behaviour Skills for Parents and Support People Trevor Lewis
Behavioural Concerns & Autistic Spectrum Disorders John Clements & Ewa Zarkowska
Believing in Better L. Sullivan
Beyond Words: Reflections on our Journey to Inclusion  Diane Linder
Born to Succeed – A true story Edna Fitzgerald
Breaking Bad News – Current Approaches Duphar Medical Relations
Breaking Down the Barriers Peggy Buchanan
Bright Not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism Diane Kennedy
Brothers & Sisters – A special part of Exceptional Families Thomas H. Powell and Peggy Ahrenhold Gallagher
Caring about Kids / Talking to Children about Death US Dept of Health & Human Services
Carly’s Voice: Breaking Through Autism Arthur Fleischmann
Celebrating Family Strengths PACER Centre (USA)
Celebrating Thirty Years Parent to Parent New Zealand
Challenges for a Service System in Transition Mary F. Hayden & Brian H. Abery
Changing Lives, Changing Communities Harriet Ziegler
Child Lost Barry Buckley
Children with Autism: Suggestions for Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom Marilyn Watson, Derek Holton & Sally Andrew
Children with Cerebral Palsy Elaine Geralis (editor)
Children with Facial Difference Hope Charkins
Children with Limb Loss Area Child Amputee Center, Michigan, USA
Children with Limb Loss (Ages 6-12 years) Area Child Amputee Center, Michigan, USA
Children’s Visual Communication Dictionary L. Bilby
Choice Kirstie Magowan
Choosing to be Different Robert T Murphy
Circle of Friends Robert Perske
Classroom Learning and Teaching. Robert L Hohn.
Colours of Inclusion / Ka Haere Tahi Tatou – DVD  People First New Zealand
Coming to Grief Pam Heaney
Community Based Curriculum Mary A Falvey, Ph.D
Congratulations! It’s Asperger’s Syndrome Jen Birch
Counselling – A Skills Approach E.A. Munro, R.J. Manthel, J.J. Small
Creativity and Collaborative Learning Jacqueline Thousand, Richard Villa and Ann Nevin
Different … Not Less: Inspiring Stories of Achievement and Successful Employment from Adults with Autism, Asperger’s, and ADHD Temple Grandin
Disability in Pregnancy and Childbirth Edited by Stella McKay-Moffat
DNA is Here to Stay Dr Fran Balkwill.
Down but Not Out Elizabeth Berns
Down Syndrome: the Facts Mark Selikowitz
Educational Psychology Steven Banks and Charles Thompson.
Educational Psychology: Principles & Applications Jeanne Ellis Ormrod
Equity as a Social Goal Cathy Buchanan and Peter Hartley
Everybody’s Different Nancy B Miller & Catherine C Sammon
Expanding Options for Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities Marion Stroud & Evelyn Sutton
Exploring Civil Society Edited by Michael James
Exploring Pathways to Inclusion (DVD) People First NZ
Extraordinary Journeys Spectrum Care Trust
Facing the Crowd Deborah Fullwood & Peter Cronin
Facing Your Fears: Child Workbook Judy Reaven, Audrey Blakeley-Smith,  Shana Nichols, Susan Hepburn
Facing Your Fears: Facilitators Manual Judy Reaven et al.
Facing Your Fears: Parent Workbook Judy Reaven et al.
Families in Context Edited by Barry Carpenter
Families, Professionals and Exceptionality – A Special Partnership A.P. & H.R. Turnbull
Families, Professionals and Exceptionality – A Special Partnership A.P. & H.R. Turnbull
Family Matters – Family Breakdown and Its Consequences Patricia Morgan
Fibromyalgia Syndrome and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Young People Health Information Network, California
Finding a Common Language Thomas Bergmann
Finding People To Be There – rebuilding a sense of belonging Neil & Penny Barringham
Footprints – Harnessing an inheritance into a legacy Roy McKenzie
For The Rest Of Our Lives – After The Death of a Child. Bev Gatenby
Freaks, Geeks & Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence Luke Jackson
From Anxiety to Meltdown Deborah Lipsky
From Me to You Ann Whaite & Judy Ellis
From the Heart. On Being the Mother of a Child with Special Needs Edited by Jayne D B Marsh
From Welfare State to Civil Society Dr David Green
Give and Take Jack Gratus
Gluten Free Cook Book, Volume 2 (Favourite Gluten Free Recipes) Coeliac Society of New Zealand.
Gluten Free Manufactured Food List Coeliac Society of New Zealand.
Goal Mine Donald & Maureen Cahill
Gracelands – Turning Faces to the Sun Gracelands Trust
Guide for Voluntary Associations N.E. Renton
Hands Up for Andie Brenda Palmer
Happiness in his Eyes Louise Inglis
Head Injury / The Facts: A Guide for Families and Care Givers Dorothy Gronwall, Phillip Wrightson and Peter Waddell
Helping Persons with Severe Mental Retardation Get and Keep Employment Sherril Moon, Katherine Inge, Paul Wehman, Valerie Brooke and Michael Barcus. (
Home Care for the Chronically Ill or Disabled Child. Monica Loose Jones
Hope for the Families Robert Perske
How you can be boss of the Bladder Dr Janet Hall,
Human Exceptionality – Society, School and Family Michael Hardman, Clifford J Drew, M Winston Egan
Huntington’s and Me – A Guide For Young People Alison Gray
I Have Eczema Althea
I Wish….Dreams and Realities of Parenting a Special Needs Child. Kate Divine McAnaney
I’m a Teenager Get Me Out of Here!: A Survival Guide for the Teenage Siblings of Young People with Autism Carolyn Brock
In A Struggling Voice Robert Williams
Inclusive and Heterogeneous Schooling Mary A Falvey
Individual Employment Agreement People First NZ
It Isn’t Fair! Edited by Stanley D. Klein & Maxwell J. Schleifer
Kids are Worth It! Barbara Coloroso
Letters for Tanya Compiled by Doug Bailes.
Life is for Living Office for Disability Issues
Life on Wheels Graeme Sinclair
Living Successfully with Stress Consumers’ Institute of New Zealand
Living with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs / A Book for Siblings Donald Meyer, Patricia Vadasy, Rebecca Fewell
Looking The Other Way/Raising children with Special Needs In Aotearoa/New Zealand Stephanie Weaver
Loss, Grief & Grief Resolution Bruce Hosking
Meeting the Challenge of Disability or Chronic Illness Goldfarb, Brotherson, Summers, Turnbull
Melissa’s Rainbow Josie Murrell
Middle Class Welfare James Cox
Movement Differences in Autism / Mental Retardation Anne M. Donnellan & Martha R. Leary
Much More to Life than Services Bob Rhodes
My Sister has Autism and That’s Okay! Veronica Beynon
No Child in My Life. Regina Sara Ryan
No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Preventing and Managing Out of Control Behavior Jed Baker
Nobody’s Perfect: Living and Growing with Children who have Special Needs. Nancy B Miller.
On Becoming a Special Parent Marcia Routburg
On Our Own Terms Thomas Bergman
Only a Mother Could Love Him Benjamin Polis
Our Mummy has Epilepsy Barry Brailsford
Parent to Parent T. Jones et al.
Pathfinder – He Aratohu CCS Disability Action
Pathways to Hope: A History of the Schizophrenia Fellowship Maxine Throll
Peace Begins with Me: An Inspirational Journey to End Suffering and Restore Joy Ted Kuntz
People Skills Robert Bolton
Person to Person Kate O’Loughlin, Lindsay Gething, Rosemary Leonard.
Personnel Practices in Voluntary Agencies: Paid Workers. New Zealand Federation of Voluntary Welfare Organisations.
Personnel Practices in Voluntary Agencies: Volunteers. New Zealand Federation of Voluntary Welfare Organisations.
Physical Management of Multiple Handicaps – A Professional’s Guide. Beverly Fraser, Robert Hensinger and Judith Phelps
Preparing for the Future IHC
Promoting Self-Determination in Students with Developmental Disabilities  Michael L. Wehmeyer
Purpose Aaron Fleming
Rain, Hail or Shine Tricia Irving
Read My Lips – It’s My Choice William T Allen, Ph.D
Running Blind Rob Matthews
Schooling for Tomorrow – Directing Reforms to Issues that Count. Thomas Sergiovanni and John Moore
Scoliosis In Infants The Scoliosis Association (UK)
Seeing in Special Ways – Children living with blindness. Thomas Bergman
Seeking Community – He Ngakau Aata Kitea People First NZ
Self-Determination: Instructional and Assessment Strategies  Michael L. Wehmeyer & Sharon Field
Severely Handicapped Students – An Instructional Design Wayne Sailor and Doug Guess
Sexuality – Your Sons and Daughters with Intellectual Disabilities Marian Burke. By Karin Melberg Schwier & Dave Hingsburger.
Sexuality & Learning Disability – The Way Forward Jennie Holmes
Sexuality and Young People with Learning Difficulties – A Booklet for Parents and Carers Karen Aram
Sexuality and Young People with Learning Difficulties. Growing Up, Relationships and Sexuality Karen Aram
Shona’s Story Shona Muir
Siblings Kate Strohm
Siblings – The Autism Spectrum Through Our Eyes Jane Johnson and Anne Van Rensselaer
SibShops D Meyer, P Vadasy, R Fewell
Sibshops. Workshops for Siblings of Children with Special Needs. Donald J Meyer & Patricia F Vadasy
Sibshops. Workshops for Siblings of Children with Special Needs. (revised edition) Donald J Meyer & Patricia F Vadasy
Sisters, Brothers, and Disability. A Family Album. Lydia Gans.
Sophie’s Journey Sally Collings
Special Children, Challenged Parents Robert A. Naseef, Ph.D.
Special in a Different Way Julia Stuart
Special Siblings Mary McHugh
Stopping Scoliosis Nancy Schommer
Stories From the Heart – A Collection of Essays from Teens with Food Allergies
Straight Talking about Mental Illness – with emphasis on Schizophrenia Robert Miller
Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy: Continuing the Global Conversation  D. Chapman et al.
Surviving Fights with your Brothers and Sisters Joy Wilt
Taking More Control of My Health – A Healthy Guide for Women Donald Beasley Institute
Talking About – A Series of Community Conversations  Compiled by Lorna Sullivan / Imagine Better
Te Marae Hiwi and Pat Tauroa
Teaching Strategies (Fourth Edition) – A Guide for Better Instruction Orlich, Harder, Callahan, Kauchak and Gibson
The Alli Way of Life  Allison D.C. Franklin
The Anger Toolbox
The Autism Spectrum, Sexuality and the Law: What Every Parent and Professional Needs to Know Tony Attwood
The Boy Who Dared M.P. Garratt
The Chocolate Seller on Broadway and his kids. The Story of Mark Grantham Chris Grantham
The Complete Fundraising Handbook Sam Clarke
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Mark Haddon
The Disability Revolution in New Zealand, A Social Map Peter Beatson
The Future of Children with Significant Impairments: What Parents Fear and Want, and What They and Others May Be Able to Do About It. Wolf Wolfensberger
The Gluten-Free Cook Book Coeliac Society of New Zealand.
The Hyperactive Child – A Parents’ Guide Eric Taylor
The New Social Story Book (Revised and Expanded 10th Anniversary Edition) Carol Gray
The Passionate Mind W. Lawson
The Prospector and Gold Mine – Writing Solid Goals and Objectives for IEP’s and Nuggets of Learning Goals and Objectives for Exceptional Children. Donald and Maureen Cahill
The Red Beast: Controlling Anger in Children with Asperger’s Syndrome K.I. Al-Ghani
The Sibling Slam Book Edited By Don Meyer
The Steps Plaster Book Association for People with Lower Limb Abnormalities
The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (and Their Parents) Elizabeth Verdick & Elizabeth Reeve
The Way I See It (2nd Edition) Temple Grandin
The Worst Loss. How Families Heal from the Death of a Child Barbara Rosof
Theology and Down Syndrome: Reimagining Disability in Late Modernity Amos Yong
Tim’s Problem Shirley Reid
Together We Will Make It (DVD) People First NZ
Towards Personal Independence and Prosperity James Cox
Transition Arrangements in New Zealand Secondary Schools for Students with Disabilities Carol Galloway
Trust Life’s Journey Nicola Clark
Trusting Partnerships – Rotorua 2008 – DVD Standards Plus / Parent to Parent / Imagine Better
Understanding ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) Dr Christopher Green and Dr Kit Chee
Uniquely Gifted Faith and Light New Zealand
Views from our Shoes. Growing up with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs. Edited by Donald Meyer.
Volunteers Mary Woods
We Laugh, We Love, We Cry / Children Living with Mental Retardation Thomas Bergman
What It Feels Like Eva Lyn
Why My Child? Suzanne Cartwright
Work and Your Rights in New Zealand People First NZ / IHC

Working with Māori children with special education needs

Jill Bevan-Brown, Mere Berryman, Huhana Hickey, Sonja MacFarlane, Kirsten Smiler and Tai Walker
Writing Better Fundraising Applications Michael Norton
Your Child with Special Needs At Home and in the Community. Association for the Care of Children’s Health