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  1. Plausible Answers to the Question: "Why Do They Do That?"
    Plausible Answers to the Question: "Why Do They Do That?"
    $22.95

    Understand the young child with autism a little bit better!

    This hands-on reference for parents, other caregivers, and teachers ttakes a unique approach to children's behaviors that often dismay and puzzle adults. Using a practical and reader-friendly format, the book presents the following: each behavior on a two-page spread; clear and easy-to-read sections such as: Question & Plausible Answers (does it stem from social, sensory, communication issues), Basic Training (suggestions for what to do), Over and Above (further ideas, who to consult in serious cases, etc.), Red Flags (first signs that the behavior needs attention), and What's Next (possible followup).

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  2. Let's Talk Emotions
    Let's Talk Emotions
    $24.95

    Understanding the emotions of yourself and others creates a path to friendship.

    Understanding emotions - their own and others' - poses a major challenge for children with autism spectrum and other social cognitive challenges, causing frustration and misunderstanding and often behavioral outbursts. This collection of easy-to-use activities for children ages 4-18 gives parents, teachers, and others a valuable resource. Children learn to identify and respond to their own feelings as well as the feelings of others, thereby improving their chances of maintaining and establishing fulfilling and successful social relationships. 

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  3. 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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  4. Destination Friendship
    Destination Friendship
    $23.95

    Social skills instruction embedeed into social activities -- the way it should be!

    Written by a team of two board-certified behavior analysts, special educators, a speech-language pathologist, and an occupational therapist, this book provides easy-to-use, research-based strategies and activities that support the development of friendship skills in children with ASD within an active and fun learning environment. From the initial session, participants learn that what they say and do has a direct impact on others. Adult Tour Guides (TGs) act as a personal GPS system by offering subtle coaching and social scripting throughout theme-based sessions that include social activities and situations in which children have immediate opportunities to practice their friendship skills. Foreword by Brenda Smith Myles, PhD.

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  5. Asperger Download
    Asperger Download
    $20.95

    The hidden curriculum for guys 11-16 years old.

    Being a teenager is an experience simultaneously shared by teens and their parents. In this book, Damian Santomauro and his mother, Josie, share the hidden curriculum of being a male teenager – unwritten social rules are spelled out.  Damian was diagnosed with ASD at the age of 5. Now as a college graduate with a PhD, he shares his experiences with teens who are experiencing what he lived through. Appropriate for teenage males ages 11-16.

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  6. 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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  7. Practical Solutions for Stabilizing Students with Classic Autism to Be Ready to Learn
    Practical Solutions for Stabilizing Students with Classic Autism to Be Ready to Learn
    $21.95

    For students with a classic presentation of autism who struggle with regulation.

    This book is unique because it places importance on offering stabilization strategies that help students with classic autism have a better regulated body. This often enables students to increase their time in school, with most of them working up to full-day participation. This simple-to-use book focuses on two major areas of stabilization found critical for students on the autism spectrum: sensory regulation and visual supports. With proper use of these strategies, the student with classic autism can get to GO! - that is they are regulated and supported.
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  8. Make Social Learning Stick!
    Make Social Learning Stick!
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    $21.95

    Mom's Choice Award Winner!

    Fun and easy activities for embracing teachable moments. No extra work!

    Ideas and activities that can be used in everyday life to increase verbal and nonverbal language, listening skills, understanding of hidden rules, perspective taking, executive functioning, and more. Events like getting ready for school, preparing dinner, going to the doctor, and celebrating Thanksgiving become opportunities for teaching and reinforcing expected social behavior for those with autism spectrum disorder. Geared toward children in preschool through elementary school, the ideas are meant to inspire creativity that suits each specific child. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for coping with autism spectrum disorder. However, this book has an approach for everyone.

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  9. Intimate Relationships and Sexual Health
    Intimate Relationships and Sexual Health
    $29.95

    Keep your student safe and informed. It is essential that all people, including those on the spectrum understand sexuality. 

    This comprehensive, well-researched curriculum fills a long-felt need in the autism community; a frank, up-to-date resource on sexuality tailored to the unique characteristics of high-functioning adolescents and adults with ASD. Using evidence-based practices, the authors present "all you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask/teach", taking into the consideration the autistic learning style. The curriculum comes complete with lessons, activities, downloadable handouts, resources, and more. All the handouts are created for easy duplication and individualization. 

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  10. Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Early Intervention (UCC-EI)
    Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Early Intervention (UCC-EI)
    $24.95

    The perfect assessment instrument for developing early intervention programs for very young children with characteristics of ASD

    For ages 3 months to 5 years 11 months

    The UCC is designed to assist in developing individualized, targeted interventions and supports. The Underlying Characteristics Checklists Early intervention (UCC-EI) is a non-standardized assessment tool for use with individuals from 3 months through 5 years of age 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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