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  1. Intimate Relationships and Sexual Health
    Intimate Relationships and Sexual Health
    was $29.95 Special Price $26.96

    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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  2. Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Early Intervention (UCC-EI)
    Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Early Intervention (UCC-EI)
    was $24.95 Special Price $22.46

    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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  3. Asperger Download
    Asperger Download
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    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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  4. 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
    was $24.95 Special Price $22.46

    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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  5. Setting Up Classroom Spaces that Support Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Setting Up Classroom Spaces that Support Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    was $23.95 Special Price $21.56

    A must-have resource for every classroom

    With even the best curricula and interventions, students with autism spectrum disorder will not learn unless the classroom environment is organized with their specific needs in mind. This book shows through short descriptions and lots of photos how to determine what type of furniture and materials to choose for various types of classrooms and how to arrange them in a way that creates an effective learning environment while reducing anxiety and preventing behavior difficulties. The authors use evidence-based practices – structure and visual supports – to enhance the well-being and success of students. Examples are given for students across the age span with lots of lists and helpful resources.

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  6. Lesson Plan a la Carte
    Lesson Plan a la Carte
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    Lesson Plan a la Carte Integrated Planning for Students With Special Needs

    Lesson Plan a la Carte guides teachers, clinicians and administrators through a simple, step-by-step process to create lessons that addresses the social, environmental and communication challenges that often block students' access to academics and other learning. As the slim, 90-page volume indicates, the authors don't want to add more work to educators' already busy day. The book makes an educator's existing workload easier to manage by helping them create well-designed lesson plans that bring together learning objectives, supports and modifications students need in the classroom. Guided instructions are printed on all template forms.

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  7. Gear Up for Success
    Gear Up for Success
    was $21.95 Special Price $19.76

    Find simple ways to differentiate instruction!

    Using the analogy of shifting gears on a bicycle, this three-tiered planning model provides education teams with evidence-based practices at three different levels of intensity to address the unique challenges of students on the autism spectrum in a variety of common settings and circumstances. The book not only gives an overview of evidence-based practices, but goes a step further by helping educators understand how they can modify the delivery of interventions based on the intensity of the student's needs, instructional group size, and other changing circumstances.

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  8. Big Picture Thinking
    Big Picture Thinking
    was $24.95 Special Price $22.46

    Does your student have difficulties in understanding the "big picture" and supporting details? This can help.

    Many people who have difficulties with social cognition, including those on the autism spectrum, do not see the big picture of a situation. That is, they tend to focus, or even hyper-focus, on details and have difficulty recognizing the main idea, topic or general point in conversations, stories or pictures. This is often referred to as challenges in central coherence. Big Picture Thinking Using Central Coherence Theory to Support Social Skills was written to help students with autism and related disabilities use individual pieces of social information fit into a larger context, so that they may begin to become big picture thinkers and, therefore, be more successful.

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  9. The 5-Point Scale and Anxiety Curve Poster
    The 5-Point Scale and Anxiety Curve Poster
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    The 5-Point Scale and Anxiety Curve Poster International Book Award Winner!

    This 24x36" full-color, dual-sided, erasable poster is the perfect visual support to accompany the best selling The Incredible 5-Point Scale. The Check-In side allows students to identify the state of their emotions at various points of the day. The Anxiety Curve side offers a simple system for visually categorizing the levels of anxiety and accompanying behavior. Includes instructions and suggestions for use, plus 5 clip-tabs that students can personalize and move up and down the scale, as needed.

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  10. 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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