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  1. Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Adult Self-Report (UCC-SR-ADULT)
    Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Adult Self-Report (UCC-SR-ADULT)
    $24.95

    A way to learn how the adult with ASD perceives their own challenges and what they see as their strengths and skills.

    The UCC is designed to assist in developing individualized, targeted interventions and supports. The Underlying Characteristics Checklists Self-Report-Adolescent (UCC-SR-ADULT) is a non-standardized assessment tool for use with adolescents (ages 18+) diagnosed with ASD or 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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  2. 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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  3. Rules and Tools
    Rules and Tools
    $29.95

    Parents are their child's best teachers!

    National Parenting Publications Award Winner!

    Step by step, this book will guide parents throughout their journey toward understanding their child and solving challenges and increasing strengths. Parents can use one, some or all of the 119 rules and tools to help their child be successful. Using checklists, forms, and other practical tools, parents can also develop their child’s personal MAP – Master Action Plan to help their child succeed in school! 

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  4. 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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  5. Gear Up for Success
    Gear Up for Success
    $21.95

    Find simple ways to differentiate instruction!

    Using the analogy of shifting gears on a bicycle, this three-tiered planning model provides education teams with evidence-based practices at three different levels of intensity to address the unique challenges of students on the autism spectrum in a variety of common settings and circumstances. The book not only gives an overview of evidence-based practices, but goes a step further by helping educators understand how they can modify the delivery of interventions based on the intensity of the student's needs, instructional group size, and other changing circumstances.

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  6. 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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  7. Totally Chill: My Complete Guide to Staying Cool
    Totally Chill: My Complete Guide to Staying Cool
    $21.95

    Life can be a lot easier - help children to learn new skills for handling their stress.

    Mom's Choice Award Winner!

    When parenting, teaching and working with children who have social, emotional, and/or sensory challenges, we often put the emphasis on learning new skills, but stress management skills are often not addressed. This is unfortunate, because stress creates barriers to the very things we are trying to teach. Besides, it can lead to meltdowns. In short, it is crucial that children learn and develop skills to manage their stress as independently as possible. Totally Chill: My Complete Guide to Staying Cool is a stress management workbook for children. Fun graphics and an interactive style make it ideal for children grades 3 through middle school.

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  8. A "5" Could Make Me Lose Control!
    A "5" Could Make Me Lose Control!
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    $24.95

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    Use this game to help your student who worries.

    This hands-on activity helps highly anxious students cope with stress by identifying social and emotional challenges and analyzing how best to act. In a game format, the student places cards that list highly stressful situations into colorful pockets designating stress levels, ranging from 5-1, as the first step in changing the way he thinks about and responds to emotions, such as anxiety, sadness, and anger. Picture-word cards make the activity suitable for students with communication challenges. The kit also includes suggestions about how to incorporate the game as part of an effective behavior assessment and problem-solving activity. Now also available with picture word cards, this book is a crowd-pleaser!

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  9. 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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  10. Show Me the Data
    Show Me the Data
    $21.95

    Make gathering and interpreting data simple and easy!

    Data collection is one of the critical elements of an effective, efficient, and accountable program that supports student development and learning. However, many intervention teams struggle to develop reasonable and sustainable methods of gathering information about student performance and progress. Now comes SHOW ME THE DATA! to help teams figure out what to do with the data once they have been collected, samples of completed data sheets and easy-to-use graphs are included as a model for how teams can display their data visually and evaluate the effectiveness of intervention and efficacy of their program and/or intervention.

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