Library Services - Special Needs Resource Center


The Scotts Valley Branch Library is home to the Special Needs Resource Center. Parents, educators, individuals, and the entire special needs community have access to a variety of resources through the collection, including reference books, legal manuals, videos and DVDs. Conditions addressed in the Special Needs Resource Center collection include Autism, ADD, ADHD, Tourette’s syndrome, Asperger’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Visual Impairment, Pervasive Developmental Delays, Dyspraxia, Bipolar disorder, sensory processing disorders, Down syndrome, Anxiety, Depression and OCD. Other available resources include addressing legal rights for those with disabilities, obtaining appropriate educational placement, dealing with siblings of a special needs child and much more. It is the only collection of its kind in Santa Cruz County.

The Special Needs Resource Collection was funded by a $15,000 grant from Area Board VII. An original donation to the collection was made by Peter and Maureen Mclean who donated over 70 special needs resource publications to start the collection. Internationally known therapist, author and lecturer Michelle Garcia Winner donated copies of all the publications produced by her company, Social Thinking Publishing.

To find materials in this collection in the library catalog, just search for SNRC. We also have disability inclusive booklists for children.

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Last updated on April 16, 2013

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Book Kits for Book Clubs

Check out a kit for your group. Each kit has at least 5 copies and a discussion guide to get your group reading and enjoying the same book.

See our Calendar, Online Catalog or Branch pages for more details and contact information.