Texas Rehabilitation Commission -- Brown-Heatly Library Description

The Brown-Heatly Library is located in the Brown-Heatly Building at 4900 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas. It houses two collections - the Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention collection and the Texas Rehabilitation Commission collection. The Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention collection includes books, video and audio tapes, periodicals, and assessment kits that address all aspects of early childhood intervention including disabilities and developmental delays, families and siblings, assessment and evaluation, advocacy, child development, laws and legislation affecting children with disabilities and developmental delays. The Texas Rehabilitation Commission collection includes books, audio and videotapes, and periodicals on rehabilitation, disabilities, employment skills and practices, and management.

The following groups are among those who could find the material in the collection to be helpful:

  1. Families, teachers and child care providers to children with or without disabilities and developmental delays,
  2. Persons with disabilities,
  3. Rehabilitation counselors, social workers and practitioners working with persons having disabilities,
  4. Job placement personnel, and
  5. Employers of persons with disabilities.

There is a comfortable reading area for those who wish to peruse the materials on site and a television/VCR for viewing videotapes. The Library is accessible to persons with disabilities, and accommodations for special needs may be made as requested.

Most of our collection is available to any Texas resident who has a need for or interest in these materials. (Portions of our collection that are used for inhouse training or employee development and our reference collection are reserved for in-house or staff use only). Requests to borrow specific titles or to obtain guidance in locating information sources may be directed to the library in person, by phone, fax or e-mail.

The Library catalog and information on the collections and the lending practices can be found on the internet at www.rehab.state.tx.us or you can contact the Library by phone at 512/424-4240.

The Brown-Heatly Library houses the collection of the Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention. The books, video and audio tapes, periodicals, and kits (non-traditional materials), in English and some in Spanish, address all aspects of early childhood intervention, including:

The Library offers reference services to help answer early childhood intervention-related questions.

Most materials are lent for two weeks (with an extra week added for items that are shipped). The Library pays shipping costs to the borrower; the borrower is responsible for the cost of return.

The Library is open to anyone in Texas who has a need for or an interest in these materials. Stop by or phone us to find out how to register. The Library is in the Brown-Heatly Building, 4900 North Lamar, Austin, Texas, and is open regular state office hours--generally 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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