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  1. 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
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    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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  2. Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Adult Self-Report (UCC-SR-ADULT)
    Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Adult Self-Report (UCC-SR-ADULT)
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    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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  3. Special Considerations for Students with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Guide for School Administrators
    Special Considerations for Students with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Guide for School Administrators
    was $21.95 Special Price $19.76

    Parents: Does your child's prinicipal understand ASD? This can help!

    School administrators: Do you understand your students with ASD? This can help!

    School administrators play a key role in creating a mind-set of acceptance of learners with special needs and their families within their school district, region, or school. In many instances, a school administrator guides decisions regarding how teachers address behavioral challenges. This book provides school administrators with useful, practical suggestions and strategies that can increase student achievement, engagement, positive behavior, and social skills for high-functioning students on the spectrum; and increase positive interactions between families and school personnel.

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  4. Playing it Right
    Playing it Right
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    Play is important to developing life skills.

    The social world is very complex, and children with ASD need help to succeed in developing friendships and communicating effectively. The book contains a series of activities designed to help children with autism develop basic social skills by focusing on elements of social interaction in a variety of settings - home, preschool, kindergarten and elementary school. The book is intended for use by parents, teachers and others working with young children of varying ages. 

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  5. Life and Love
    Life and Love
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    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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  6. Improving Speech and Eating Skills in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Improving Speech and Eating Skills in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
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    A great resource to help broaden foods in a child's diet and expand a child’s sounds and words

    Oral hypersensitivities often make it difficult for children with autism spectrum disorder to produce verbal language. This guide introduces an oral-motor protocol designed to enhance the child's ability to speak and eat by producing more normal movement patterns. It includes activities that can be incorporated into the child's daily schedule at home or at school for improved eating and speech development. The suggestions and activities will enable parents and professionals to broaden food varieties in a child's diet, increase a child's ability to accept touch inside and around the mouth, and expand the number of sounds and words produced by a child.


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  7. Developing Talents
    Developing Talents
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    Who knows better about developing the talents of those with ASD than Temple Grandin!

    This updated and expanded edition considers the continuing dismal employment statistics for individuals with ASD. The authors take an in-depth look at entrepreneurship. Using real-life examples, they point out that many of the unique characteristics of individuals on the autism spectrum lend themselves well to entrepreneurial ventures. The book explores many unnoticed aspects of vocational rehabilitation programs that provide job training and placement for people with disabilities, as well as Social Security Administration programs that offer vocational assistance. Foreword by Tony Attwood, PhD.

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  8. TIPS: Teaching Important Parenting Strategies
    TIPS: Teaching Important Parenting Strategies
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    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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  9. Asperger Syndrome and the Elementary School Experience
    Asperger Syndrome and the Elementary School Experience
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    Help make elementary school successful for your student with ASD!

    Written by an educator and mother of two children with autism spectrum disorder, this resource is comprised of practical ideas for addressing the academic and social needs of elementary-aged children with high-functioning autism. Intended for teachers and parents, specific topics include organizational accommodations, accommodations in the curriculum, developing social skills and the importance of home-school communication. Forms, checklists, and other visuals make these helpful ideas easy to implement.

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  10. 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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