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  1. Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Classic Autism (UCC-CL)
    Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Classic Autism (UCC-CL)
    $24.95

    Identify underlying characteristics of ASD along with strengths and skills. A tool for developing individualized interventions.

    The Underlying Characteristics Checklists (UCC-CL) is designed to assist in developing individualized, targeted interventions and supports for individuals with classic autism of all ages. 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. Package of 20 blank protocols. Manual sold separately. Also in French.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Rules and Tools
    Rules and Tools
    $29.95

    Parents are their child's best teachers!

    National Parenting Publications Award Winner!

    Step by step, this book will guide parents throughout their journey toward understanding their child and solving challenges and increasing strengths. Parents can use one, some or all of the 119 rules and tools to help their child be successful. Using checklists, forms, and other practical tools, parents can also develop their child’s personal MAP – Master Action Plan to help their child succeed in school! 

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  6. Hygiene and Related Behaviors for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders
    Hygiene and Related Behaviors for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders
    $21.95

    A fun approach to teaching healthy and socially acceptable behaviors

    Mom's Choice Award Winner! 

    This innovative curriculum teaches important hygiene skills and associated social understanding using a fun approach that targets the core characteristics and learning styles of children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. The author's generous use of structure, predictability, self-monitoring and ways to convey and check for social understanding is integrated into all discussions and activities. Topics focus on healthy and socially acceptable behaviors, addressing basic daily hygiene to picking your nose, using public restrooms, and burping and farting

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  7. 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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  8. Out and About
    Out and About
    $21.95

    Go out and about with ease!

    This short, to-the-point resource, sure be used repeatedly by parents and educators, focuses on everyday events and how to support individuals with ASD to be active participants in the world around them. Created as a "blueprint," the framework lists 10 areas that have been identified in best practice as effective supports for children with an autism spectrum disorder. The individualized blueprint will become second nature to its users as they become more familiar with the support the child needs and, therefore, serve as an indispensable tool in everyday life.

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  9. Developing Talents
    Developing Talents
    $21.95

    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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  10. A "5" Could Make Me Lose Control!
    A "5" Could Make Me Lose Control!
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    $24.95

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    Use this game to help your student who worries.

    This hands-on activity helps highly anxious students cope with stress by identifying social and emotional challenges and analyzing how best to act. In a game format, the student places cards that list highly stressful situations into colorful pockets designating stress levels, ranging from 5-1, as the first step in changing the way he thinks about and responds to emotions, such as anxiety, sadness, and anger. Picture-word cards make the activity suitable for students with communication challenges. The kit also includes suggestions about how to incorporate the game as part of an effective behavior assessment and problem-solving activity. Now also available with picture word cards, this book is a crowd-pleaser!

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