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Inclusion Alberta has current subscriptions to several professional Journals, Magazines and Newsletters that are kept in the Reg Peters Library in the Edmonton office. These journals are available to the public for lending.


21 Magazine – Canadian Down Syndrome Society
This quarterly publication features articles relevant to people with Down Syndrome and their families. Topics include ongoing activities at the Canadian Down Syndrome Society, current events involving individuals with Down syndrome and member submitted content.

Abilities: Canada’s lifestyle magazine for people with disabilities
Produced by the Canadian Abilities Foundation, this magazine provides information to promote an inclusive society and provide inspiration and opportunities for people with disabilities.

Action News & Action Notes
The Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities is a consumer-directed organization that actively promotes full participation in society for Albertans with disabilities. These newsletters keep members and the general public abreast of ACCD activities and current disability issues.

AJIDD: American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Published by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, this is a scientific, scholarly and multidisciplinary journal for reporting original contributions of the knowledge of intellectual disabilities, its causes, treatments and prevention.

Autism Awareness Centre Inc. Newsletter
A newsletter full of information, articles and book reviews pertaining to autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

Barrier Free Press                                                                                                                                                    
Produced by the Advisory Board on Services for Person with Disabilities (ABSPD) this newsletter keeps Edmontonians informed of issues, events and activities that impact the life of people with disabilities.

Behavioral Disorders
This journal is produced by the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) and is dedicated to supporting the professional development and to enhance the expertise of those who work on behalf of children with challenging behavior and their families.

Beyond Behavior
This journal is produced by the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) and publishes material of special relevance to the numerous practitioners working with children and youth with emotional and behavioral disorders.

This journal is published semi-annually by the Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute (VRRI) and the focus is to inform Albertans on issues concerning developmental disabilities.

Canadian Association for Williams Syndrome (CAWS)     
This newsletter reports on the efforts of CAWS to advance and assist education, research and knowledge of Williams Syndrome and to participate in research projects and efforts to assist those with WS in achieving full status in the community.

CCBD (Council for Children with Behavioural Disorders) Newsletter
  CCBD supports prevention of problem behavior and enhancement of social, emotional, and educational well-being of all children and youth. The CCBD newsletter presents a variety of viewpoints on sensitive and diverse issues.

Children’s Services Centre (CSC) Newsletter   
CSC is a child development centre and community resource assisting children with special needs to reach their full potential. Their newsletter reports on events and activities in the Central Alberta region for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

Communicator, The – A Publication of the Autism National Committee
This newsletter is from the only autism advocacy organization dedicated to "Social Justice for All Citizens with Autism". Through a shared vision and a commitment to positive approaches, they fulfill their mission to protect and advance the human rights and civil rights of all persons with autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and related differences of communication and behavior.

CRUcial Times – Community Resource Unit Inc. (CRU)
This newsletter reports on CRU’s efforts to challenge ideas and practices which limit the lives of people with disabilities and to inspire and encourage individuals and organizations to pursue better lives for people with disabilities.

Developmental Disabilities Bulletin
This journal is published by the J.P. Das Developmental Disabilities Centre at the University of Alberta. It publishes articles with application to the education, welfare and understanding of persons with mental retardation, learning disabilities and multiple handicaps. Materials presented may include research reports, review or position papers which raise pertinent issues for further existing knowledge, theoretical papers, unique program descriptions, case studies, book and electronic media reviews, reports on technical aids and program and teaching suggestions.

Disability Digest
Published by the Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute (VRRI) this newsletter contains the latest information from their recent research activities, including project updates, literature reviews and summary of findings.

Disability & Society: the Leading Journal in Disability Studies
This international journal provides a focus for debate about such issues as human rights, discrimination, definitions, policy and practices. It appears against a background of change in the ways in which disability is viewed and responded to. It publishes articles that represent a wide range of perspectives including the importance of the voices of disabled people.

FOCUS on Autism and other Developmental Disabilities
This journal provides practical educational and treatment suggestions for teachers, trainers, and parents of persons with autism or other pervasive developmental disabilities. FOCUS offers original research reports, position papers reflecting diverse philosophical and theoretical positions, effective intervention procedures, descriptions of successful programs, and media reviews.

Impact – Published by the Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD) A newsletter containing strategies, research, and success stories in specific focus areas related to persons with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities. It provides practical information useful to professionals in a variety of fields, including educators, community service providers, policymakers, and advocates, as well as persons with disabilities and their families.

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
This is a journal of policy, practices and perspectives in the field of intellectual disabilities. As a journal with an applied focus, IDD publishes essays; qualitative and quantitative research articles, conceptual papers, comprehensive reviews, case studies, policy analyses and innovative practice descriptions and evaluations.

JARID: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
This is an international, peer-reviewed journal that draws together findings derived from original applied research in intellectual disabilities field. The journal is an important forum for the dissemination of ideas to promote valued lifestyles for people with intellectual disabilities. The topics it covers include community living, quality of life, challenging behavior, communication, sexuality, medication, ageing, supported employment, family issues, social networks, staff stress, staff training, epidemiology and service provision.

JDPS: Journal of Disability Policy Studies

This journal addresses compelling issues in the ethics, policy and law related to individuals with disabilities. Articles have implications in fields such as education, law, sociology, public health, family studies, medicine, social work, and public administration. Special series discuss current problems or areas needing more in-depth research. This journal helps decipher complex legislation, explain problems and concerns driving current public policy, and unravel the tangled philosophies surrounding controversial ethical issues.

Journal of Early Intervention (JEI)
JEI publishes articles related to research and practice in early intervention for infants and young children with special needs and their families. Early intervention is defined broadly as procedures that facilitate the development of infants and young children who have special needs or who are at risk for developmental disabilities.

Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities (JPPID)

JPPID is an international, peer-reviewed journal established by the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities to provide a forum for description of evidence-based policy and practice related to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It focuses on policy development; service design; working methods and treatment procedures; financial, administrative, and legal frameworks; and approaches to service user empowerments that are formed by research.

Journeys – CPAA (Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta) newsletter
A quarterly newsletter reporting on the CPAA’s mission to deliver programs and services, educating the public, and providing information on treatments and resources relating to cerebral palsy in the province of Alberta.

MS Canada
A newsletter published by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada that represents their mission to be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life.

MS Connections: a newsletter connecting Albertans who want to end MS  
This newsletter is intended to provide news and information for Albertans with MS, their families, caregivers, medical professionals and other stakeholders.

New Dimensions
Published by the Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre of Calgary (DDRC) this magazine reports on their dedication to include people with developmental disabilities in the community in real and meaningful ways. DDRC not only provides programs and services to support children and adults with developmental disabilities, but also exists as a resource centre to the general public to support the inclusion of all people.

Nina News
This newsletter is from the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts which promotes the belief in the importance of the creation and exhibition of art by those who face barriers to artistic expression.

This newsletter is published by the non-profit organization Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) that is committed to helping families with future planning and securing a good life for their relative with a disability.

This newsletter is from the Family Support Institute, which is dedicated to strengthen and support families faced with the extraordinary circumstances that come with having a family member who has a disability. This is achieved by providing parent-to-parent networking, support, information and training.

Skills Society
This newsletter reports on the efforts made to create supportive environments for people with disabilities.

Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD)
RPSD publishes articles that report on original research, authoritative and comprehensive literature reviews, analysis of policy, conceptual and practical position papers that offer new directions and descriptions of innovative practices, programs, and models of service delivery.

Spinal Columns
This Alberta-based health and lifestyle magazine is filled with pertinent information to enhance the lifestyle of people with spinal cord injuries.

SRV (Social Role Valorization) Journal, The
The purposes of this journal are: 1) disseminating information about SRV; 2) informing readers of the relevance of SRV in addressing the devaluation of people in society generally & in human services particularly; 3) fostering, extending & deepening dialogue about & understanding of SRV; & 4) encouraging the application of SRV as well as SRV-related research. The information is intended to be of use to: family, friends, advocates, direct care workers, managers, trainers, educators, researchers & others in relationship with or serving devalued people in order to provide more valued life conditions as well as more relevant & coherent service.

STAR, The – a publication for friends of the Children’s Ability Fund
This newsletter reports on the mission of providing funding for specialized equipment to enhance the independence of persons with disabilities.

TASH Connections

TASH Connections is full of the information you need to stay abreast of best practices, family concerns, events and opportunities in a changing political environment. The provocative articles provide information about the very latest developments in the disability field and will challenge you to rethink some of the toughest issues affecting people with disabilities, their families and advocates.

Total Access
Produced by the Canadian Paraplegic Association, this is a readable and attractive information source for people with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities.

Trust News
A newsletter for friends and supporters of the Down Syndrome Educational Trust who use applied research and practical support to improve the education and transform the lives of children with Downs Syndrome around the world.

Updater, The
This newsletter is from the organization People First of Canada which is the national voice for people who have been labeled with an intellectual disability and to aid in the pursuit of their rights – human rights, citizenship rights, accommodations rights and language rights.

Vision & Voice
This is a quarterly news and event publication from the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire whose goal is to provide a coherent university-based focus for the improvement of knowledge, policies, and practices related to the lives of persons with disabilities and their families.

VRRI Ventures
A newsletter from the Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute who are leaders in innovative services and research that support persons with disabilities to live as contributing and valued members of the community.

Young Exceptional Children
This peer-reviewed publication is designed for teachers, early care and education personnel, administrators, therapists, family members and others who work with or on behalf of children from birth through 8 years of age who have identified disabilities, developmental delays, are gifted/talented or at risk for future developmental problems.


ATA (The Alberta Teacher’s Association) Magazine
This journal delivers relevant information directed to Alberta teachers and school administrators in public and separate schools, school jurisdictions executives, students in the faculties of education, politicians and others.

ATA News, The
The ATA News is published 19 times during the school year by The Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA). The ATA News reports on legislation affecting teachers and education, features teacher activities and achievements and covers issues influencing education provincially, nationally and internationally.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The voice of system education leaders and it strives to provide leadership, expertise and advocacy to improve, promote and champion public education.

Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities

This journal focuses on the education and welfare of persons with developmental disabilities. Major emphasis is on identification and assessment, educational programming, characteristics, training of instructional personnel, rehabilitation, prevention, community understanding and provisions, and legislation.

Education Law Reporter – Education Law Infosource Ltd.                                                                                              
This newsletter brings you the most recent legal issues and decisions with implications and applications for the elementary and secondary education communities and their legal counsel.

Education Update – ASCD (Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development)
A monthly newsletter from an organization that develops programs, products and services essential to the way educators learn, teach and lead.

Education Watch – Inclusive Education Canada
A newsletter updating inclusive education news and updates from Canada, the USA as well as some international items.

Educational Leadership
This journal is intended primarily for leaders in elementary, middle and secondary education but is also for anyone interested in curriculum, instruction, supervision and leadership in schools.

Exceptional Children
This is the official journal of the Council for Exceptional Children and it publishes original research and analyses that focus on the education and development of exceptional infants, toddlers, children, youth and adults. This includes descriptions of research, research reviews, methodological reviews of literature, data-based position papers, and policy analyses.

In Case
This Publication from the Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc. provides current updates on their mission to provide leadership and support to members by shaping policies and thee practices which impact the quality of education.

International Journal of Inclusive Education
This journal provides a strategic forum for an international multi-disciplinary dialogue on inclusive education for all educators and educational policy-makers concerned with the form and nature of schools, universities and technical colleges. Papers published are original, refereed, multidisciplinary research into pedagogies, curricula, organizational structures, policy-making, administration and cultures to include all students in education. The journal extends beyond enrolment to successful participation that generates greater options for all people in education and beyond.

Journal of Special Education Leadership
The primary goal of the Journal of Special Education Leadership is to provide both practicing administrators and researchers of special education administration and policy with relevant tools and sources of information based on recent advances in administrative theory, research and practice. It is dedicated to issues in special education, administration, leadership and policy.

Professional Development Perspectives
This newsletter is published by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation and provides a forum for diverse perspectives on a variety of current education issues.

Special Educator, The: meeting the needs of all children

This publication of the Alberta Teacher’s Association Special Education Council reports on their mission to advance the education of individuals with diverse special needs and to improve the practices and resources of persons working on behalf of such individuals.

Teaching Exceptional Children
A publication from Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), this journal presents actionable and useful articles to teach and administer programs for children with disabilities and/or who are gifted.


Career Development for Exceptional Individuals
This is the official Journal of the Division on Career Development and Transition ( DCDT ) of the Council for Exceptional Children. The journal specializes in the field of secondary education, transition and career development of persons with documented disabilities and/or special needs.

From the Wings – Chrysalis’ Connection to the Community
This newsletter from Chrysalis updates the public on their continued efforts to provide personalized services to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve their employment, volunteer and recreation goals.

SELECTIONS Career Support Services
This newsletter reports on the efforts to enable adults with developmental disabilities to realize their dreams of meaningful employment and community involvement by uncovering a personal vision for employment, providing work skills training, finding employment or volunteer opportunities or preparing for job interviews, and providing guidance and advocacy to ensure success in their chosen employment.


Alberta Scan
A summary report on the activities within the Alberta Legislature when in session.

Canadian Issues/Themes Canadiens
This bilingual journal is produced by the Association for Canadian Studies and it seeks to expand and disseminate knowledge about Canada through teaching, research and publications.

Canadian Social Trends
Produced by Statistics Canada, this journal offers you insights about Canadians that you can use to develop pertinent programs, must-have products and innovative services that meet the needs of 21st century Canadians.

Disability in Focus – Government of Alberta
The mission of the Premier's Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities is to advise on, report to and make recommendations to the Government of Alberta on matters relating to the opportunity for full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in the life of the Province. It does this by listening to the opinions of the disability community, communicating these ideas and concerns to the Government of Alberta and the broader community, and working with governments, community organizations, and other stakeholders towards solutions.

Insight into Government
This is an independent newsletter reporting on Alberta government & politics.    Published by Mark Lisac through MSL Publishing Ltd.


ARCH Alert – Disability Law Centre                                                                                                                             
The ARCH Alert is a newsletter produced by ARCH (Advocacy Resource Centre for the Handicapped) that deals with various legal issues as they concern people with disabilities.

Brief, The - Legal Aid Alberta (LAA)                                                                                                                          
This newsletter is the information source on LAA’s innovative and cost effective legal services for Albertans in need.

COMMENTS – Capsle (Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education) CAPSLE is a national organization whose aim is to provide an open forum for the practical study of legal issues related to and affecting the education system and its stakeholders.

This is the newsletter from the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre whose mission is to promote awareness among Albertans about civil liberties and human rights through education and research.

Law Now: relating law to life in Canada
LawNow is about the law, the legal process, and its relationship to life. It provides credible legal information, interpretation, and comment on legal and social issues of current concern to Canadians.


 AHFMR Research News
The Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research supports a community of researchers who generate knowledge, the application of which improves the health and quality of life of Albertans and people throughout the world.

 BEAR Facts – The Quarterly Newsletters of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation This newsletter gives updates from the Foundation whose goal is to finance programs that support health, prevent disease and treat illness.
Connections – The Newsletter of Tuberous Sclerosis Canada
TS Canada is a voluntary non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the principles of raising public awareness of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, encouraging mutual support between families with affected members and promoting research and education.

Hastings Center Report, The
The Hastings Center Report explores the ethical, legal, and social issues in medicine, health care, public health, and the life sciences. It contains an assortment of essays, columns on legal and policy developments, case studies of issues in clinical care and institutional administration, caregivers’ stories, peer-reviewed scholarly articles, and book reviews. Authors come from an assortment of professions and academic disciplines and bring a range of perspectives and political opinions.

Health Reports: A Canadian peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research
Health Reports publishes original research on diverse topics related to the health of the population and the delivery of health care. This journal focuses on research and policy affecting the general public, discoveries from analyses of national/provincial surveys and administrative databases, as well as results of international comparative health research.

Home Care Journal of Texas: The official publication of the Texas Association for Home Care
This journal represents the work of the Texas Association for Home Care.  This non-profit association’s mission is to promote quality and the economic viability of licensed providers of home and community support services. Their major areas of activity are advocacy and representation, communication, education and public information.

Journeys: a newsletter for family caregivers
This newsletter from the Family Caregiver Centre provides information, referral, education and support to enhance the abilities and energies of family caregivers across a lifespan.

LINK: a publication of the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA)

As a College, CRPNA provides direction to and regulates the practice of psychiatric nurses. The College establishes, maintains and enforces the Standards for Registration, Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice and Continued Competence of the Profession in a manner that serves and protects public safety.

Rehab & Community Care Medicine
This is Canada’s national journal for health care professionals who are involved in the selection, recommendation and prescription of products and services for rehabilitation, home health care, gerontology, pediatrics, long-term care and self-care and wellness. Every issue is written by recognized specialists in their field and provides advertisers with a medium to reach Canada’s referring health professionals with information about their latest products and services.

Rehab Review
Rehab Review is the official publication of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada. This national organization works in partnership with other professionals to deliver timely and effective vocational rehabilitation services that help individuals with impaired work capacity to improve their quality of life.

Research News: Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR)
This publication represents a community of researchers who generate knowledge on the application of matters which improve the health and quality of life of Albertans.

Your Health
Capitals Health’s magazine for living well presents a wide variety of health related articles relevant to a wide range of the population.


The Bridge – Aboriginal Relations Office                                                                                                                       
The Bridge highlights some of the special initiatives and partnerships the City has undertaken throughout the year to help build and sustain relations with urban Aboriginal people.


Connections – Alberta Home Visitation Network Association (AHVNA)
The Alberta Home Visitation Network Association is a provincial non-profit society that promotes quality home visitation programs. This newsletter reports on their mission to support the provision of quality, voluntary, home visitation services and that all families receive the support necessary to raise their children to be healthy, safe and secure.

DATS News – Disabled Adult Transit Service 
This newsletter gives updates about this door-to-door public transportation service for those who cannot use regular transit because of physical or cognitive disability.

Moving Ahead: making transportation efficient and accessible for all This bilingual newsletter is published by the Canadian Transportation Agency provides useful information to persons with disabilities, articles on the Agency's recent work and decisions, provides tips and Web sites, also showcases best practices by industry and other government sectors.


Exceptional Parent (EP)
EP provides practical advice and the most up-to-date educational information for families of children and adults with disabilities and special healthcare needs as well as to the physicians, health care professionals, and educational professionals who are involved in their care and development.


Action News
Action News is a quarterly newsletter produced by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse that addresses current events related to substance abuse.

Connections: Your Information Destination
Published by the Resource Centre for Voluntary Organizations, this newsletter delivers timely articles on sector issues, trends and best practices, and to provide information on educational and professional development opportunities.


AACL Connections                                                                                                                                                         
Inside this magazine you will find information about upcoming AACL events, read some of the stories that connect families throughout Alberta to AACL and how you can get involved with our organization.

Central News                                                                                                                                                                 
Produced by the PDD (Person with Developmental Disabilities) Central Region Community Board, this newsletter supports the mission of providing support, opportunities and choices to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families
Coming together…to create change - Newsletter of the Canadian Association for Community Living 

CACL is a national member of  Inclusion International; the international federation of associations working to advance the inclusion and human rights of people with intellectual disabilities and their families This newsletter helps to promotes awareness about inclusion and provides the tools for making classrooms, workplaces and communities more inclusive.

Community Moves: IHC in your community
This journal reports on many different topics related to living with intellectual disabilities in New Zealand.

Including You
This newsletter is published by PDD (Persons with Developmental Disabilities) Edmonton Region Community Board who work with individuals, families, guardians, service providers, advocacy organizations, the community, and other allies, to support adults with developmental disabilities in the Edmonton region to live as full citizens in their communities.

Info@ Inclusion: keeping you informed                                                                                                                             
A newsletter from CACL (Canadian Association for Community Living) which is a national federation that works to advance the full inclusion and human rights of people with intellectual disabilities.

– The Newsletter of the Gateway Association for Community Living Gateway envisions a community where all children grow within a family; all children learn together in neighborhood schools; all adults work at real jobs in the community; all adults will have a real home and friends; and all people are valued contributing members of their communities.

A publication from the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities, this magazine supports their mission to raise awareness around issues that affect the lives of people who live with a disability. They also work to secure the necessary income supports for people with disabilities to live with dignity, and increase their ability to participate and contribute in their communities.

Voice of our Own
This is a quarterly updating newsletter from the Council of Canadians with Disabilities. CCD is a human rights organization of people with disabilities for an accessible and inclusive Canada.