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  1. TIPS: Teaching Important Parenting Strategies
    TIPS: Teaching Important Parenting Strategies
    was $21.95 Special Price $19.76

    Easily find the answers you need to support your young child who is just learning to talk!

    National Parenting Publication Award (NAPPA) Winner! 

    Mom's Choice Award Winner!

    The book helps parents and other caregivers finding practical, user-friendly solutions to challenges experienced by young children. Communication, behavior, technology, community outings, and sensory issues are among those addressed here. All answers follow best practice and evidence-based strategies. This an excellent resource for anyone raising a young child with autism, limited communication skills and/or challenging behaviors. 

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  2. Why Didn't They Just Say That? PEERspective - A Complete Curriculum
    Why Didn't They Just Say That? PEERspective - A Complete Curriculum
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    A high school class -- with a complete curriculum -- that teaches students with ASD and their NT peers social skills!

    "Let’s create a class instead of the typical social skills programs!" With this statement began the development of this innovative evidence-based curriculum for secondary students with ASD and their neurotypical (NT) peers. PEERspective is a complete curriculum that teaches high school students self-awareness, self-acceptance, relationship building, conflict resolution, managing stress and wellness, and many other topics that have lifelong impact on students' lives. The curriculum is popular among students with ASD as well as their NT peers, leading to friendships and relationships beyond the classroom.

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  3. With Open Arms
    With Open Arms
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    Children with ASD should never again play alone at recess or sit alone at lunch (unless they really want to)!

    Children with autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders and English language learners often face more social challenges than their peers.This book provides step-by-step instructions on how to develop programs that promote social inclusion, such as
    • Book clubs
    • Lunch bunches
    • Relationship circles
    • Special interests clubs.
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  4. The Hidden Curriculum for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations for Adolescents and Young Adults
    The Hidden Curriculum for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations for Adolescents and Young Adults
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    Don't hide the hidden curriculum from people with ASD!

    The hidden curriculum includes: unwritten rules, metaphors and idioms, jokes and riddles, and assumptions and expectations -- information that is typically hidden from individuals with ASD. The hidden curriculum is made simple in the revised and expanded edition of this popular book. The authors provide hundreds of hidden curriculum items and a series of instructional strategies that can be used to teach the hidden curriculum. Instructional aids include charts, forms, and templates designed to make the job of teaching and learning the hidden curriculum more effective.

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  5. 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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  6. Students With Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for College Personnel
    Students With Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for College Personnel
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    College success for those with ASD – Academics and beyond!

    For many students with autism spectrum disorders, getting admitted to college is the easy part. Surviving and succeeding can be quite another, as these students transition into a system that is often unprepared to receive them. Accommodating students whose differences very likely fall in social and self-regulatory areas is a particular challenge for disability services providers who are not used to reaching into so many areas of student life. This comprehensive book offers disability services professionals practical strategies for accommodating and supporting students in all phases of college life and beyond. Foreword by Fred Volkmar, MD, and Ami Klim, PhD.

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  7. Successful Problem-Solving for High-Functioning Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Successful Problem-Solving for High-Functioning Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
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    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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  8. Super Skills
    Super Skills
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    Easy to implement group social skills lessons!

    For most children on the autism spectrum, social skills pose greater challenges than academics! This series of social skills activities is designed to help elementary-aged students with autism spectrum disorder and those with similar needs to succeed in the social realm. Group lessons are organized under four types of skills necessary for success: fundamental skills, social initiation skills, getting along with others, and social response skills. Each lesson is highly structured and organized, making it easy for teachers and other group leaders to implement successfully. A series of practical checklists and other instruments provide a solid foundation for assessing students' social skills levels and subsequent program planning.

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  9. 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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  10. Talk with Me
    Talk with Me
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    A whole new perspective on conversation skills. Don’t miss out on this revolutionary approach.

     National Parenting Products Award (NAPPA) Winner!

    Talk With Me is a unique approach to assessing and teaching conversation skills in a group setting – effective for most students who have difficulty engaging in conversations, including students with HF-ASD. The Conversation Framework breaks down the elements of a conversation which must be mastered. The framework was developed and refined across many years based on a review of the relevant research along with close observation of what conversations really sound like. Many find it difficult to teach conversation skills, but the Conversation Framework provides a simple and easy-to-implement process for teaching effective conversational habits. If you’re looking for a comprehensive model with assessments, data collection, visual supports, drills, and prompt examples – this is your book!

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