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  1. The Parent’s Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum
    The Parent’s Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum
    $23.95

    What parents need to know before their child goes to college!

    Sending a son or daughter off to college can be daunting and fear-provoking for most parents, but if your child has an autism spectrum disorder, the challenge is magnified many times over. This parent-friendly book, made especially so because it is written by parents who also are autism professionals, takes the fear and mystery out of the college experience. Learn how to select the right campus, how to work with Disability Services staff, what legal protections apply, how to prepare your son or daughter to be an effective self-advocate on campus, what assistance can be reasonably be expected and much, much more.

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  2. The Comprehensive Autism Planning System (CAPS) for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Disabilities
    The Comprehensive Autism Planning System (CAPS) for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Disabilities
    $34.95

    Can you remember all of the supports that your student with ASD needs throughout the day? If not, this can help!

    This system allows educators to understand how to implement an instructional program for students with ASD. Known as CAPS, the model answers common questions about finding the right supports to fit a child's learning style in order to help him reach his full potential. CAPS enables educators and other professionals to address adequate yearly progress (AYP), response to intervention (RTI), and positive behavior support (PBS) designed to help those with ASD. This expanded second edition of CAPS adds important new material on technical assistance/consultation, as well as a major focus on evidence-based practices for ASD.

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  3. The ASD Nest Model
    The ASD Nest Model
    $29.95

    A framework for inclusive education for higher functioning children with autism spectrum disorders. With results-driven strategies on every page, be sure to add this must-read title to your ASD resources.

    This well-researched and evidence-based inclusion program, implemented by NYC Public Schools, uses a positive behavior support approach and incorporates strategies that address areas of difficulties common in children with autism spectrum disorder, specifically sensory functioning, social relatedness, self-regulation, managing anxiety, and selective cognitive problems.

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  4. Teaching Time Management to Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Teaching Time Management to Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    $21.95

    Promote independence and increase opportunities through time management!

    Time management skills are especially important for people with autism who often do best with structure and predictability. An individual with ASD may quickly learn time-telling skills; however, simply being able to tell time does not necessarily lead to time-management skills. This book presents ways to facilitate time-management skills for learners with autism spectrum disorder across the lifespan. Increasing one's time-management abilities can lead to positive outcomes, including choice-making, efficiency, long-term employment, and increased opportunities for independent living.

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  5. Teaching Students With Classic Autism Functional Social Skills in Natural Settings: A Program Based on Individualized Comprehensive Assessment and Evidence-Based Practices
    Teaching Students With Classic Autism Functional Social Skills in Natural Settings: A Program Based on Individualized Comprehensive Assessment and Evidence-Based Practices
    $24.95

    Students with classic features of autism tend to learn best by participating in activities they find interesting, engaging, and are part of their daily lives.

    This highly practical book guides teachers and other practitioners in developing and implementing comprehensive social skills programs for individuals with classic autism. It embeds social skills within lessons that impact real-life social situations, such as learning to do something nice for others, working on a classroom project, or waiting in a cafeteria line.

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  6. Lesson Plan a la Carte
    Lesson Plan a la Carte
    $21.95

    Lesson Plan a la Carte Integrated Planning for Students With Special Needs

    Lesson Plan a la Carte guides teachers, clinicians and administrators through a simple, step-by-step process to create lessons that addresses the social, environmental and communication challenges that often block students' access to academics and other learning. As the slim, 90-page volume indicates, the authors don't want to add more work to educators' already busy day. The book makes an educator's existing workload easier to manage by helping them create well-designed lesson plans that bring together learning objectives, supports and modifications students need in the classroom. Guided instructions are printed on all template forms.

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  7. Learners on the Autism Spectrum
    Learners on the Autism Spectrum
    $85.95

    This popular resource has been updated and expanded!

    Autism Society Literary Award Winner!

    The second edition of this highly popular textbook has been updated and expanded with focus on perspectives of evidence-based practice, and advancements in the field of ASD. This book has highlighted the new directions of research, training, and practice that are essential to enhancing one's understanding of ASD. This much-anticipated second edition also includes a new chapter on emotional regulation, highlighting the neuroscience, instruction, visual supports and supports for self-management. With fresh, new perspectives, educators and caregivers are sure to get the information they need to increase autism awareness. 

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  8. Big Picture Thinking
    Big Picture Thinking
    $24.95

    Does your student have difficulties in understanding the "big picture" and supporting details? This can help.

    Many people who have difficulties with social cognition, including those on the autism spectrum, do not see the big picture of a situation. That is, they tend to focus, or even hyper-focus, on details and have difficulty recognizing the main idea, topic or general point in conversations, stories or pictures. This is often referred to as challenges in central coherence. Big Picture Thinking Using Central Coherence Theory to Support Social Skills was written to help students with autism and related disabilities use individual pieces of social information fit into a larger context, so that they may begin to become big picture thinkers and, therefore, be more successful.

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  9. Behavior Mapping
    Behavior Mapping
    $19.95

    A Visual Strategy for Teaching Appropriate Behavior to Individuals With Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders

    Grounded in evidence-based practice, Amy Buie's Behavior Mapping is a groundbreaking way of motivating children to make good choices and learn new skills. Better yet, due to its visual nature, this simple-to-implement strategy is effective for a range of students, regardless of age and ability level. Supported by examples and real-life vignettes, four major categories of maps are presented: Consequence Maps, Complex Behavior Maps, Language Maps, and Problem-Solving Maps covering major classroom challenges. For ease of use, owners of the book may download Behavior Map templates.

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  10. Autism as Context Blindness
    Autism as Context Blindness
    $34.95

    Dr. Vermeulen has produced a brilliant work that demands attention. Autism as Context Blindness provides a unique glance into the minds of individuals with ASD.

    The internationally known psychologist, Vermeulen explains how the autistic brain functions and highlights the impact of not understanding context. Full of often humorous examples, the book examines context as it relates to observation, social interactions, communication and knowledge. Vermeulen discusses ways to reduce context blindness. Dr. Vermeulen's insights regarding context blindness deliver fresh perspective on how individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) perceive and respond to their environment.

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