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  1. Taking CHARGE of My Rainbow of Emotions
    Taking CHARGE of My Rainbow of Emotions
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    Are you looking for the perfect way to provide better tools for individuals with autism spectrum disorder?

    Identifying and expressing emotions in a socially acceptable way poses challenges for many children with autism and related disorders. Starting with a checklist for assessing emotions, this innovative resource provides caregivers with a framework for giving students the tools they need to become effective emotional managers. Lots of forms and visuals make this a practical and ready-to-use guide for any caregiver.

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  2. The Integrated Self-Advocacy ISA® Curriculum (Student Workbook)
    The Integrated Self-Advocacy ISA® Curriculum (Student Workbook)
    was $12.95 Special Price $11.66

    International Book Award Finalist!

    This cutting-edge self-advocacy curriculum helps professionals and family members provide safe forums for self-discovery and understanding of the many facets of self-advocacy. It contains 11 units with detailed lesson plans, worksheets and activities, including scanning sensory and social environments, identifying how and when to self-disclose, exploring the history of autism, studying role models with ASD, and developing media literacy on topics involving autism. Students' work throughout the lessons culminates in the creation of a personal self-advocacy portfolio, a living document that can be adjusted over the life span. 

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  3. Diary of a Social Detective
    Diary of a Social Detective
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    Learn social skills while solving social mysteries!

    Detective agencies come in many shapes and forms, but never before has there been a one-man social detective agency! Johnny Multony, transformed from "not fitting in" and "not understanding social situations to a socially savvy kid, starts the first-ever social detective agency. He is then hired by other students in his school for help with common interpersonal dilemmas, such as cliques, dealing with disappointments, bullying, personal space, friends, body language, and much more. Enjoyable and educational.

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  4. Trainman
    Trainman
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    Use special interests to make friends!

    Teacher's Choice Award Winner!

    New England Book Festival Winner!

    An intense, all-consuming interest in a special topic is one of the core characteristics of autism spectrum disorder. While often viewed as a barrier to social interactions, special interests can be result in positive social outcomes, increased self-esteem and academic success. This children's book features Stefan, who has a deep interest in trains, roads, and maps. His peers learn that Stefan is more like his peers than different. This book is an ideal addition to any autism awareness program at the elementary level. Illustrated by Michaelin Otis. Foreword by Kari Dunn Buron, MS.

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  5. Silently Seizing
    Silently Seizing
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    Up to 30% of all children have undiagnosed seizure disorders that cause serioius behavior challenges!

    National Parenting Products Award (NAPPA) Award Winner!

    Up to 30% of all children have undiagnosed seizure disorders, to a great extent because they are difficult to diagnose and due to a lack of awareness and understanding. By inadvertently allowing children's brains to "silently seize," we are robbing children of their ability to function well. When treated, many children show amazing gains in expressive language and comprehension. Many begin to speak and learn as many troubling behaviors begin to disappear.

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  6. The Guide to Dating for Teenagers with Asperger Syndrome
    The Guide to Dating for Teenagers with Asperger Syndrome
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    Help our students avoid some of the pitfalls of dating!

    Mom's Choice Award Winner!

    International Book Award Winner! 

    ForeWord Book Of The Year Award Winner!

    Dating is difficult for everyone, but it can be especially overwhelming tor teens with high-functioning autism, who struggle with social issues. Written in a question-and-answer format, this much-needed resource offers insight into and practical advice on dating challenges. The author tackles some of the specific issues facing teens in a logical progression, from how to know if someone likes you and how to ask someone out, to actually dating someone and breaking up. Each topic is followed by discussion questions. 

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  7. A 5 is Against the Law!
    A 5 is Against the Law!
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    Help for teaching about personal boundaries and potential legal consequences of unacceptable behaviors.

     Autism Society Award Winner! 

    Building on Kari Dunn Buron's popular book, The Incredible 5-Point Scale, this title takes a look at challenging behavior with a particular focus on social behaviors that can be problematic for adolescents and young adults who have difficulty understanding and maintaining social boundaries. Using a direct and simple style with lots of examples and hands-on activities, A 5 Is Against the Law! speaks directly to adolescents and young adults. A section of the book is devoted to how to cope with social anxiety before it begins to escalate, often leading to impulsive and unacceptable social behavior. Throughout the book, readers are encouraged to think about their own behavior and create an anxiety scale that applies to his or her particular emotions and situations.

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  8. The Integrated Self-Advocacy ISA® Curriculum (Teacher Edition)
    The Integrated Self-Advocacy ISA® Curriculum (Teacher Edition)
    was $19.95 Special Price $17.96

    International Book Award Finalist!

    Self-advocacy plays a vital role in nearly every aspect of life. This cutting-edge curriculum helps professionals and family members provide safe forums for self-discovery, structured learning activities and a cumulative understanding of the many facets of self-advocacy. It presents 11 units with lesson plans, worksheets and activities, including scanning sensory and social environments, identifying how and when to self-disclose, exploring the history of autism, studying role models with ASD, developing media literacy on topics involving autism and cultivating interests for vocation and leisure time. Students' work culminates in the creation of a personal self-advocacy portfolio, a living document that can be adjusted over the life span. 

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  9. My New School
    My New School
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    An interactive book that makes the move to a new school smoother!

    Independent Publisher Book Award Winner!

    For many students with autism spectrum disorder, even relatively minor changes to daily routines and schedules are overwhelming; imagine how traumatic moving to a new school would be! This interactive book is addressed directly to the student and takes a practical approach to this anxiety-provoking subject by acknowledging the difficulties transferring to a new school can bring and engaging the students in a series of proactive activities designed to lessen fears by resulting in tangible steps to take, to-do lists, checklists, etc. This book is sure to make the transition smoother. Foreword by Brenda Smith Myles, PhD.

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