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  1. 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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  2. The Cartoon and Script Curriculum for Teaching Social Behavior and Communication
    The Cartoon and Script Curriculum for Teaching Social Behavior and Communication
    $19.95

    Improve communication, increase flexibility, and decrease stress!

    This easy-to-use book is designed to help children with ASD find friends, become better communicators, increase their flexibility, and live lives that are less stressful. Skills are presented in the form of cartoons, scripts and role play – all evidence-based practices – that address a wide range of developmental levels. This book breaks down complex behaviors into manageable steps and provides methods to help children and youth generalize skills across settings and people. The result: individuals on the spectrum become more effective in managing everyday life!

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  3. The Classroom and Communication Skills Program
    The Classroom and Communication Skills Program
    $19.95

    Effectively teach young children with autism.

    Educators seeking an effective ways to help young children who are non-verbal or limited-verbal will find this book the solution to their search for an effective program. The Classroom and Communication Skills Program addresses the combination of factors that support learning, including verbal language, preacademic skills, listening skills, motivation, oral-motor skills, and receptiveexpressive language skills.

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  4. 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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  5. The Guide to Dating for Teenagers with Asperger Syndrome
    The Guide to Dating for Teenagers with Asperger Syndrome
    $19.95

    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. Beyond Words
    Beyond Words
    $21.95

    Our ability to understand nonverbal communication is essential for successful social interactions. If we don't know what is being communicated, how can we respond appropriately?

    The main emphasis throughout the curriculum is that it is activity based. Like learning a new language, what is needed is a lot of practice and repetition. A wide variety of engaging activities are used to teach and reinforce skills, including listening practice, games, movie clips, role-plays, and apps. This curriculum has two goals. The first goal is that students become better communicators, both at expressing themselves as well as understanding others. The second is that they have fun and enjoy the process of learning these new skills.

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  7. Life and Love
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    $21.95

    An autistic person offers solid information on living a fullfilling and productive life and love!

    Written by an adult with autism for adults on the spectrum and those who love and support them, this book is divided into two sections: life and love. In the life section, the author suggests concrete ways to deal with some of the issues and problems faced by those on the autism spectrum, including hsensory issues, maintaining a home, and managing a career. In the love section, the author includes a broad spectrum of suggestions for different types of relationships and weaves these together with the core concept of self-esteem. 

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  8. Designing Comprehensive Interventions for High-Functioning Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Ziggurat Model-Release 2.0 - Textbook Edition
    Designing Comprehensive Interventions for High-Functioning Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Ziggurat Model-Release 2.0 - Textbook Edition
    $75.95

    Designing Comprehensive Interventions for High-Functioning Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Ziggurat Model, Release 2.0 - Textbook Edition

    This textbook presents a process and framework for designing interventions for individuals of all ages with ASD consistent with current special education trends, including response to intervention (RTI), evidence-based practices, and positive behavioral supports. Designing Comprehensive Interventions for High-Functioning Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Ziggurat Model is newly updated and expanded with the latest research and a new version of the Underlying Characteristics Checklist for Early Intervention (UCC-EI), in addition to UCC-HF and UCC-CL for individuals with higher functioning and classic autism, respectively. AAPC textbooks enhance the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as certificate programs and professional development workshops, by providing instructors with: Core topics related to autism spectrum and related disabilities, evidence-based materials and practical applications for school, home and community, authors who are experts in the field of autism spectrum disorder. If you're teaching a college course or preparing for an in-house training, turn to The Ziggurat Model 2.0 to cover intervention strategies/comprehensive planning. Foreword by Gary Mesibov, PhD.

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  9. 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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  10. 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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