Barbara J. Hopkins Library

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Library Resources

The Barbara J. Hopkins Autism Library has a wide variety of resources available on the topics of autism spectrum disorder, education, behavioral therapies and much more. Members can borrow up to six items at a time for a two-week period including books, videos, and software. The library has an online catalogue and can be accessed through any web browser 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The library is housed in the Elaine Dobbin Centre for Autism, 70 Clinch Crescent and is open to the public weekdays during regular office hours. For further information on borrowing, policies, returns and general guidelines please contact us at 722-2803.

Books, Videos, Curriculum Materials
The library carries all types of mediums (books, magazines, DVDs, occupational therapy materials, and many curriculum items) on various Autism Spectrum Disorder subjects such as: diet, behaviour, sensory, applied behavioural analysis, speech and communication, visual supports, social stories, social skills, fiction and non-fiction books, as well as some children’s books and curriculum materials.

Technology

Assistive Technology
The Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador through the provincial office was the first centre in Canada to provide educational sessions on Apple iPod software (specifically Proloquo2Go). We provide individualized and group instruction in the use of Apple devices to assist clients and families with communication, organization and socialization.

Sessions are available to individuals, groups and families and involve working with our staff. Sessions are geared towards the software that the client and family are comfortable using, and teaching the individual and/or the family how to utilize and customize the program and set up goals for the individual.

Augmentative Communication
Most of these AT sessions are geared toward Proloquo2Go software, however the staff are comfortable with most apps for Apple devices. Some examples are iPrompt, iConverse, as well as timers, to-do lists, and other time management, organizational as well as communication software.
We currently utilize Apple devices (iPods, iPads), Go Talk, Big Mac buttons, and adaptive keyboards, such as Intelikeys.