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  1. A 5 is Against the Law!
    A 5 is Against the Law!
    was $20.95 Special Price $18.86

    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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  2. The Hidden Curriculum and Other Everyday Challenges for Elementary-Age Children With High-Functioning Autism
    The Hidden Curriculum and Other Everyday Challenges for Elementary-Age Children With High-Functioning Autism
    was $14.95 Special Price $13.46

    Do not keep the hidden curriculum hidden from our children!

    In this expanded edition, previously entitled "Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges for Children with Asperger Syndrome", young authors Haley Myles and Annellise Kolar give simple, no-nonsense advice on how to handle everyday occurrences that can be challenging for children with ASD. This reader-friendly book provides social rules that help children with peer relationships, school and everyday activities. Hidden curriculum ideas, including tips on Internet safety, provide children essential social rules for succeeding in an ever-changing world.

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  3. Successful Problem-Solving for High-Functioning Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Successful Problem-Solving for High-Functioning Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    was $19.95 Special Price $17.96

    If you know how to solve problems -- life is much easier!

    Our lives are full of problems -- small and large -- from knowing how to find pencil to understanding what to do if you are bullied. Many individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulty coming up with effective ways to solve problems. Successful Problem-Solving for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders teaches children how to use a simple rubric to solve problems in the classroom, home, and community. 

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  4. Staying in the Game
    Staying in the Game
    was $17.95 Special Price $16.16

    “A survival manual for parents and professionals working with children with autism.” Ami Klin 

    Staying in the Game picks up where many social skills training programs leave off - with generalization. The book addresses this void by presenting a range of interventions aimed at promoting generalization of social skills by showing how to establish social situations that can be opportunities for generalization. The focus of Staying in the Game goes beyond just placing students in inclusion settings, to taking advantage of inclusion by facilitating the use of typical students to address generalization of social skills - one of the most profound challenges for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. With Staying in the Game, families and professionals who support a child with ASD have critical information that describes how to promote generalization of social skills to everyday experience.

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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. Sharing Information About Your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Sharing Information About Your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    was $21.95 Special Price $19.76

    Find the right respite care provider for you child so that you, too, can rest easy.

    Leaving a child with a care worker, friend, neighbor, or extended family member, can be a scary, unnerving event. For parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder or other developmental challenge, this can be especially stressful due. This comprehensive resource, written by an expert with decades of experience working with families, eases some of the apprehension through checklists, forms and other tools designed to effectively communicate your child's strengths and needs.

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  7. 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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  8. Underlying Characteristics Checklist: High-Functioning Autism (UCC-HF)
    Underlying Characteristics Checklist: High-Functioning Autism (UCC-HF)
    was $24.95 Special Price $22.46

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    The Underlying Characteristics Checklists (UCC) are non-standardized assessment tools intended for use with individuals of all ages who have been diagnosed with ASD or who exhibit behaviors that are often related to ASD and require intervention. The UCC is designed to assist in developing targeted interventions and supports for individuals across the lifespan. The domains assessed include: Social; Restricted Patterns of Behavior, Interests, and Activities; Communication; Sensory Differences; Cognitive Differences; Motor Differences; Emotional Vulnerability; and Medical or Other Biological Factors. The UCC includes the Individual Strengths and Skills Inventory (ISSI), a parallel tool for identifying strengths across the same domains. There are five versions of the UCC for use with individuals cross the lifespan.

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  9. Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Early Intervention (UCC-EI)
    Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Early Intervention (UCC-EI)
    was $24.95 Special Price $22.46

    The perfect assessment instrument for developing early intervention programs for very young children with characteristics of ASD

    For ages 3 months to 5 years 11 months

    The UCC is designed to assist in developing individualized, targeted interventions and supports. The Underlying Characteristics Checklists Early intervention (UCC-EI) is a non-standardized assessment tool for use with individuals from 3 months through 5 years of age who exhibit behaviors often related to ASD. Domains assessed include: Social; Restricted Patterns of Behavior, Interests, and Activities; Communication; Sensory Differences; Cognitive Differences; Motor Differences; Emotional Vulnerability; and Medical or Other Biological Factors. The UCC includes the Individual Strengths and Skills Inventory (ISSI), a parallel tool for identifying strengths across the same domains. Package of 20 blank protocols. Manual sold separately.

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  10. Developing Talents
    Developing Talents
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    Who knows better about developing the talents of those with ASD than Temple Grandin!

    This updated and expanded edition considers the continuing dismal employment statistics for individuals with ASD. The authors take an in-depth look at entrepreneurship. Using real-life examples, they point out that many of the unique characteristics of individuals on the autism spectrum lend themselves well to entrepreneurial ventures. The book explores many unnoticed aspects of vocational rehabilitation programs that provide job training and placement for people with disabilities, as well as Social Security Administration programs that offer vocational assistance. Foreword by Tony Attwood, PhD.

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