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  1. My New School
    My New School
    $19.95

    An interactive book that makes the move to a new school smoother!

    Independent Publisher Book Award Winner!

    For many students with autism spectrum disorder, even relatively minor changes to daily routines and schedules are overwhelming; imagine how traumatic moving to a new school would be! This interactive book is addressed directly to the student and takes a practical approach to this anxiety-provoking subject by acknowledging the difficulties transferring to a new school can bring and engaging the students in a series of proactive activities designed to lessen fears by resulting in tangible steps to take, to-do lists, checklists, etc. This book is sure to make the transition smoother. Foreword by Brenda Smith Myles, PhD.

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  2. 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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  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. Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual
    Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual
    $17.95

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

    National Parenting Publications Award Winner!

    An Owner's Manual is an interactive workbook designed for young people grades 5 through 8 for use with guidance from a helping teacher or parent. Written for adolescents, this book describes high-functioning autism and how it can affect daily life. With the help of an adult, the child completes a series of activities related to learning style, sensory issues, emotions, relationships, and more, culminating in a written plan for each major area of his life.

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  5. Asperger Syndrome and the Elementary School Experience
    Asperger Syndrome and the Elementary School Experience
    $23.95

    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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  6. Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence
    Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence
    was $19.95 Special Price $11.07

    Help your child/student transition to middle/high school and experience success at school!

    Autism Society Award Winner!

    Transitions to middle and high school and the experiences in these environments pose challenges for all students. But for students with high-functioning autism the transition can be traumatic, leading to a downward emotional spiral and even depression. This comprehensive book starts with an overview of those characteristics of autism that make adolescence particularly challenging and difficult. The centerpiece of the book is a look at strategies and supports for a successful school experience for students with ASD in middle and high school.

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  7. 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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  8. A Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching
    A Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching
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    $17.95

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    Empower children on the spectrum to be more flexible!

    This picture book assists children on the autism spectrum, and any child for that matter, to improving their executive function skills. Specifically, children are guided to examine their black-and-white thinking in order to begin to think more flexibly. Using repeated rhymes and illustrations, the child begins to recognize that the more flexible her thinking, the better she can cope with the challenges that life presents, ultimately leading to fewer meltdowns.

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  9. 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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  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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