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  1. The Way to A
    The Way to A
    $18.95

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    Help young children avoid meltdowns!

    Children with ASD are often confused by our world of rules and consequences, including how their behavior impacts others. The result -- meltdowns. This book, designed for children ages 3 to 9, presents a simple, evidence-based strategy that teaches the child how to manage his behavior. Developed for visual learners, the book's laminated pages may be written on and wiped clean as new situations come up. Thinking bubbles, arrows, and boxes help make the book easy to understand. The flowchart at the end of the book allows the the student to review her choices and celebrate the successful moments. 

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  2. 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
    was $21.95 Special Price $12.18

    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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  3. Simple Strategies That Work
    Simple Strategies That Work
    was $21.95 Special Price $12.18

    These simple strategies help all kids learn!

    Children and youth with high-functioning autism (HFA),and related exceptionalities have great potential. However, all too often their abilities are not realized. Simple Strategies that Work! provides easy-to-implement ideas and suggestions that teachers can use to help a student with HFA and other related conditions on the road to success. The book discusses how teachers can adjust the classroom to meet the needs of an individual with HFA while not interfering with normal classroom routines. Not boggled down with jargon, this book includes tables and boxes for quick reference and clear meaning for HFA-related information.

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  4. 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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  5. The Incredible 5-Point Scale
    The Incredible 5-Point Scale
    $19.95

    Does your child or student have a difficult time staying calm? A simple yet powerful strategy and visual support for addressing anxiety.

    The Incredible 5-Point Scale was one of the first practical supports for teaching students to become aware of their state of regulation. The Significantly Improved and Expanded Second Edition of the now classic resource expands on the original scale by providing examples of how to use the scale across different age groups and functioning levels. New scales are designed for young children and those individuals with more classic presentations of autism, including an expanded use of the Anxiety Curve. A list of goals and objectives related to incorporating scales in student IEP's has been added.

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  6. Staying in the Game
    Staying in the Game
    $17.95

    “A survival manual for parents and professionals working with children with autism.” Ami Klin 

    Staying in the Game picks up where many social skills training programs leave off - with generalization. The book addresses this void by presenting a range of interventions aimed at promoting generalization of social skills by showing how to establish social situations that can be opportunities for generalization. The focus of Staying in the Game goes beyond just placing students in inclusion settings, to taking advantage of inclusion by facilitating the use of typical students to address generalization of social skills - one of the most profound challenges for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. With Staying in the Game, families and professionals who support a child with ASD have critical information that describes how to promote generalization of social skills to everyday experience.

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  7. High-Functioning Autism and Difficult Moments
    High-Functioning Autism and Difficult Moments
    was $21.95 Special Price $12.18

    Learn how to stop a meltdown!

    This book offers tried-and-true solutions to minimize and circumvent the often frightening circumstances that surround the cycle of meltdowns, not only for the child with autism, but others in the environment as well. The third edition of this classic and practical book akes the reader through the stages of the cycle and emphasizes the importance of utilizing comprehensive instruction and teachable moments to stop meltdowns.

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  8. 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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  9. The Power Card Strategy 2.0
    The Power Card Strategy 2.0
    was $19.95 Special Price $11.07

    2018 Teachers' Choice Award!

    Many researchers, parents, and individual with ASD themselves have long understood the role of special interests in teaching and motivating individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), yet these intense areas of knowledge have not been widely integrated into the learning activities of children on the spectrum. It was author Elisa Gagnon’s insightful and innovative first edition of Power Cards that helped move the use of special interests forward. This book shows how to use special interests to motivate as well as to teach and reinforce skills.

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  10. Successful Problem-Solving for High-Functioning Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Successful Problem-Solving for High-Functioning Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    $19.95

    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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