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  1. A 5 is Against the Law!
    A 5 is Against the Law!
    $20.95

    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. A "5" Could Make Me Lose Control!
    A "5" Could Make Me Lose Control!
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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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  3. Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual 2
    Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual 2
    $18.95

    A guide to understanding autism and personal strengths and resources. The perfect workbook.

    National Parenting Publications Award Winner!

    Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual 2 for Older Adolescents and Adults is the eagerly anticipated sequel to Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual, which was primarily written for middle school-age children. Using the same easy-to-follow format, this interactive workbook deals with issues that older adolescents and adults face such as relationships, marriage, independent living, employment, self-care, etc. This workbook is encouraging and positively written.

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  4. 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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  5. Underlying Characteristics Checklist: High-Functioning Autism (UCC-HF)
    Underlying Characteristics Checklist: High-Functioning Autism (UCC-HF)
    $24.95

    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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  6. Grandparent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Grandparent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders
    $19.95

    Help make time at grandma and grandpa's house better for everyone!

    Most children fit almost instinctively into grandma's house. Children with ASD often have a harder time adjusting and even a brief visit can leave a grandparent exhausted. But it doesn't have to be that way! Mucklow's book is a practical guide to turning grandparents' concern and confusion for their grandchild with ASD into a relationship of acceptance, confidence and joy. Full of rules of thumb and anecdotes, this book includes easy tried-and-true recommendations on how to deal with sensory issues,  new places and rules, dietary considerations, meltdowns, communication, selecting the right toys, participating in school and family events... and much more. 

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  7. 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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  8. FLIPP the Switch
    FLIPP the Switch
    $24.95

    Evidence-based strategies that can be used at home, in school, in the community, and at work to improve exectutive functioning skills

    A practical book written for parents and educators by parents and educators. The target audience is anyone who works with young people aged 3-22 who have executive functioning difficulties. Readers receive specific instructions, templates, and how-to scenarios for 25 strategies -- five strategies for each of the five FLIPP components – flexibility, leveled emotionality, impulse control, planning, and problem solving. This book is indispensable for anyone who wants to minimize behavior challenges, maximize on-task behavior, and support positive social-emotional development in a child or student. 

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  9. FBA to Z
    FBA to Z
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    Revolutionary approach to the FBA

    You cannot understand the behavior if you do not consider the underlying needs!

    FBA to Z: Functional Behavior and Intervention Plans for Individuals With ASD presents an approach to conducting functional behavior assessments that is more holistic than the traditional FBA and considers not just the surface patterns but also the underlying needs related to autism. This revolutionary approach to the FBA highlights the need to understand an individual’s unique needs and strengths. Using a case study throughout the book, the authors address the characteristics of individuals with ASD within the FBA, ultimately resulting in the development of comprehensive, meaningful, and effective interventions, based on the specific needs of the learner.

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  10. Everyday Classroom Strategies and Practices for Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Everyday Classroom Strategies and Practices for Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
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    Students in the inclusive Nest Model score above their peers in statewide assessment swith no paraprofessional support!

    The ASD Nest Program serves students with autism spectrum disorder and typically-developing students in a co-teaching model and does not require paraprofessional participation. Adopted by the New York City Public Schools and the country of Denmark, this evidence-based approach shows how children with ASD can be successful in general education settings. This timely resource clearly communicates how to create a classroom in which every learner succeeds with specific and easy-to-implement strategies for students who require minimal supports, as well as those who require more intense interventions. It incorporates evidence-based practices, positive behavior supports, and uses Response to Intervention (RtI). 

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