IHC and The Freemasons Charity have joined forces to make sure parents of a baby or young child have access to the information they need.
To get a copy of a book fill out the form at the bottom of this page
Gifts: Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives, by Kathryn Lynard Soper will be sent to parents of children five years old and under with Down syndrome.
Gifts 2 : How People with Down Syndrome Enrich the World, by Kathryn Lynard Soper will be sent to parents of children six to twelve years old with Down syndrome.
Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum, by Julia Moor will be sent to parents of children under five years old who been diagnosed with autism by a health professional. (Cover Reproduced with kind permission of Jessica Kingsley Publishers).
Out and About : Preparing Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to Participate in their Communities, by Jill Hudson & Amy Bixler Coffin
A Parenting Guide for Families of Children with Disabilities – a more general book about intellectual disability for parents of children up to 12 years old who do not have autism or Down Syndrome.
We are hoping that the project will help IHC to connect with families right from when their child is very young. Our library has a wealth of information and resources for families, all funded by generous New Zealanders who donate to us.
Contact the library for more information and to receive your free book. You can also call 0800 442 442 and press 4 for the library.
Information about how to get your book will also be available from Plunket, the Paediatrics Society, Autism New Zealand, New Zealand Down Syndrome Association, Early Intervention Trust, Parent 2 Parent and many other partners. The Freemasons Charity is funding the project.
Free Book order form
Fill in your details below and we will send out your free book via post. You will also automatically be registered as a member of the IHC Library and can start borrowing.