The Arc of Story County is a resource for our community. Part of The Arc’s mission is to increase awareness, understanding and support for individuals and families affected by a disability. The resources listed below will help provide increased community understanding, professional training, and family support. You will find books, films, periodicals and other resources that are available for anyone in the community at The Arc of Story County office for your use.

You may click on many of the titles to be taken to web links that will provide further descriptions and reviews of the publication. If you have any recommendations or resources you would like to donate please feel free to contact us at The Arc of Story County office so we may share them with the community.

Resource Books at The Arc office

  • A Good Life: For You and Your Relative with a Disability – Al Etmanski
  • Before and After Zachariah: A True Story About a Family and Different Kind of Courage – Fern Kupfer
  • Beyond Differences – Al Condeluci
  • The Child who Never Grew – Pearl S. Buck
  • Couples with Intellectual Disabilities talk about Living and Loving – Karin M. Schweir
  • Cultural Shifting: Community Leadership and Change – Al Condeluci
  • Delicate Threads: Friendships Between Children With and Without Special Needs in Inclusive Settings – Debbie Staub
  • Disability is Natural: Revolutionary Common Sense for Raising Successful Children with Disabilities – Kathie Snow
  • The Explosive Child -Ross W. Greene
  • The Hidden Child: The Linwood Method for Reaching the Autistic Child – Simons and Oishi
  • Interdependence: The Route to Community – Al Condeluci
  • Just this side of Normal – Elizabeth King GerlachKeys to Parenting a Child with Autism – Marlene Targ Brill
  • Let me Hear your Voice: A family’s triumph over Autisim – Catherine Maurice
  • Like Normal People – Robert Meyers
  • Little Children, Big Needs: Parents Discuss Raising Children with Exceptional Needs – Don and Marilyn Weinhouse
  • Negotiating the Special Education Maze: A Guide for Parents and Teachers – Anderson, Chitwood, and Hayden
  • The Out-of-Sync Child – Carol Stock Kranowitz
  • Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger’s Syndrome – Liane Holliday Willey
  • Revolutionary Common Sense for a New Disability Paradigm: 101 Reproducible Articles – Kathie Snow
  • Shift Happens: Making the Shift to Proactive Behavior Management – George Seuss
  • Show Me No Mercy: A Compelling Story of Remarkable Courage – Robert Perske
  • Staring Back: The Disability Experience from the Inside Out – Edited by Kenny Fries
  • Thinking in Pictures: and Other Reports from my Life with Autism – Temple Grandin
  • Through the Eyes of Aliens: A book about Autistic People – Jasmine Lee O’Niell
  • Together is Better: Creating a Community Where Each Person Belongs – Al Condeluci
  • Topics in Autism: Right from the Start – Harris and Weiss
  • Topics in Autism: Second edition – Harris and Glasberg
  • What It’s Like to be Me – Edited by Helen Exley

Resource Film/Movies at The Arc office

  • Bill & Bill On His Own
  • A Friend Indeed: The Bill Sackter Story
  • Front of the Class
  • I am Tyler
  • Mr. Blue Sky

Periodicals at The Arc office

  • Exceptional Parent Magazine – August 2008 – Current
  • Flaghouse Catalogs – Current

Other Resources

  • Nami Iowa Children’s Mental Heath Resources Handbook – 2009
  • Success Sories 2004: Consumer Perspectives
  • Fragile X Syndrome (Booklet)
  • 20th Century Project (Booklet) 1998
  • Selections from The Arc Link (Booklet) – 2001
  • Connecting Students: A Guide to Thoughtful Friendship Facilitation for Educators and Families (Booklet) – 1995
  • The Arc’s Family Book (Booklet) – 1993
  •  Mental Retardation and Grief following a Death Loss (Booklet) – 1998
  • The Health Insurance Premium Payment for Iowa Medicaid Recipients
  • A Guide for Substitute Decision Making in Iowa
  • Alternatives to Guardianship and Conservatorship for Adults in Iowa – 2007