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Behaviour Self!

By Dave Hingsburger Dave writes about the importance of understanding behaviour messages from people with developmental disabilities in a straight forward yet humorous fashion. This book gives insight to parents and staff with new ways on how to get the message right! Never has behaviour programming been this much fun!



By Dave Hingsburger From his experiences, Dave discusses ideas about how we should be teaching people who have come to fear learning and expect failure. A continuation of the behaviour series.


First Contact

By Dave Hingsburger This unique book is written especially for those who work directly with individuals who have significant developmental disabilities.  First Contact is an honest discussion of both humanity and uniqueness.  


Four Sight

By Dick Sobsey, Cal Montgomery, Dan Wilkins, Dave Hingsburger Four Sight may be the most controversial book you will read this year.  Four writers from the different aspects of the disability community look into the future.  They discuss the tolerance in society for violence against people with disabilities.  Further, they take on the real life and death issues that people with disabilities face.  You will be informed and angered...the writers hope this will move you to action.


Handbook of mental health care for persons with developmental disabilities

By Ruth Ryan MD Persons with developmental disabilities are vulnerable to the same mental health conditions as other people, and all forms of treatment, including psychotherapy can be effective. Ruth Ryan is a psychiatrist who works directly with people with developmental disabilities with complex needs. Her book provides practical, doable, approaches for individuals who have a high need for extraordinary care.

Home Safe by David Hingsburger

Home Safe

By David Hingsburger The goal of every service agency providing care is for people to grow and develop in an atmosphere of trust. However the disturbing statistics regarding abuse of people with disabilities by care providers means that we have a long way to go. This little booklet will give practical advice for what to do when abuse occurs. It also outlines the kinds of abuse that may happen and possible indicators to watch out for. The aim of the book is that everyone gets to be at home. Safe.


In: Difference — A little book about diversity

By Michael Soucie, Astra Milberg and Dave Hingsburger "Powerful," "inspiring," "challenging" are words that have been used to describe the articles in this little book. Astra Milberg is a woman with Down Syndrome who has a powerful voice, her article, "letter to a baby" has Inspired thousands of people. Michael Souciets article, "In a Moments Notice" has been called one of the best essays written in Canada. Dave Hingsburger is a well known writer in disability issues.


Just Say Know!

By Dave Hingsburger This book explores the victimization of people with disabilities and helps reduce the risk of sexual assault. The ring of safety presents the skills to teach people with disabilities to enable them to protect themselves. The book also presents a new way of looking at the indicators of sexual abuse in the population of people who have developmental disabilities.


Power Tools

By Dave Hingsburger A forty page book written for direct care providers. Power Tools challenges the reader to constantly evaluate their use of power when serving people who have disabilities. It is at turns comfortable and at turns reassuring. Written with warmth and humour, it’s a must read for all direct care staff.


Real Eyes

By Dave Hingsburger and Ruth Ryan On a ride from a hotel to an airport, Ruth and Dave began to swap stories. As they relaxed into the conversation what became more important than the stories were the morals, the lessons that they drew from their experiences. On arrival at the airport they had each been changed by the power of the other's story. This book attempts to capture the sense of intimacy and honesty they shared with each other that day. It is hoped that this book will be a resource to new staff and a challenge to those more "seasoned".


The “R” Word

by David Hingsburger This little book suggests that there are ways that we can help people with disabilities understand teasing and bullying. It also suggests new strategies for dealing with mean people. Further, this little book will help parents and staff support an individual with a disability who is being bullied.


The Key

By David Hingsburger, Manuela Dalla Nora and Susan Tough When it comes to supporting people with intellectual disabilities who sexually offend, there are two main concerns. How do you provide treatment that is effective? How do you provide a residential support system that ensures opportunities for learning and growth in an environment of safety and security? In this unique book two agencies, a treatment agency and a residential service agency, come together to discuss how to do both those things well. Together they have crafted a book that is unique. The book is written in a conversational voice full of clinical insight and practical ”how to’s”. It’s approachable format is full of examples and provides the reader with a good working knowledge of how treatment and placement work together effectively. This exciting book ensures that people with disabilities who offend have hopes that one day through treatment they will have a “key” to a future of hope and healthy relationships.


Ya Got People

By Carolyn S. Bowling and Jeffrey W. Wilder Grief, loss, bereavement for people with intellectual disabilities is a subject of growing concern. There was a time when it was believed that people with disabilities didn't have the insight, the capacity or the right to grieve. More and more, however, the issue of loss is evident in the lives of those with disabilities. This book aims at providing the reader with insight into the issue of grief for those in care as well as teaches approaches to compassionately support an individual with a disability suffering a loss. The book has an incredible wit, and even humour, as it uses examples and stories to teach.