Adapted Books

The Specialized Communication Resources for Children (SCRC) Library is a collection of children’s books that have been adapted to include picture communication symbols, which help with learning and comprehension.


The SCRC library has a wide selection of books, most of them directed towards the preschool years; these books have been adapted using AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) symbols, to promote and develop language skills in functionally non-speaking children. For children and youth who use iPads with picture-to-speech communication apps to “talk”, these adapted story books are written in their language!

In addition to adapted books, the SCRC Library also provides picture-based learning activities; these help to improve language comprehension, and are a fun way to practice using pictures to communicate.

The SCRC library operates out of the SSCY Family Resource Centre.

Contact Information

Anyone can sign up for a SSCY Family Resource Centre borrowing card, which grants access to all of the loan collections, including books, toys, specialized recreational equipment and AAC adapted books. Come by the Family Resource Centre to fill out a borrowing form. Resources can also be mailed to clients who live outside of Winnipeg.

The Family Resource Centre is located on the first floor of SSCY, on the west side of the main lobby.  Library hours are 10AM to 4:30PM, Monday to Friday. The Family Resource Coordinator is available to help with any questions you might have; they can be reached at (431) 276-9972 or