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  1. The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment
    The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment
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    A job is important to the self-identity of many people.

    Adults on the spectrum often have difficulty getting and keeping a job. This practical and easy-to-use book provides necessary yet often untaught information on a variety of topics related to getting a job, finding a mentor, networking, interviewing, talking with supervisors, dealing with on-the-job-frustrations, understanding the social rules at work and many other topics. Authored by two individuals on the spectrum who have extensive experience in helping others become employed and an internationally known writer and speaker.

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  2. The Parent’s Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum
    The Parent’s Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum
    $23.95

    What parents need to know before their child goes to college!

    Sending a son or daughter off to college can be daunting and fear-provoking for most parents, but if your child has an autism spectrum disorder, the challenge is magnified many times over. This parent-friendly book, made especially so because it is written by parents who also are autism professionals, takes the fear and mystery out of the college experience. Learn how to select the right campus, how to work with Disability Services staff, what legal protections apply, how to prepare your son or daughter to be an effective self-advocate on campus, what assistance can be reasonably be expected and much, much more.

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  3. The Power Card Strategy 2.0
    The Power Card Strategy 2.0
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    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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  4. TIPS: Teaching Important Parenting Strategies
    TIPS: Teaching Important Parenting Strategies
    $21.95

    Easily find the answers you need to support your young child who is just learning to talk!

    National Parenting Publication Award (NAPPA) Winner! 

    Mom's Choice Award Winner!

    The book helps parents and other caregivers finding practical, user-friendly solutions to challenges experienced by young children. Communication, behavior, technology, community outings, and sensory issues are among those addressed here. All answers follow best practice and evidence-based strategies. This an excellent resource for anyone raising a young child with autism, limited communication skills and/or challenging behaviors. 

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  5. Top Ten Tips
    Top Ten Tips
    $19.95

    Mom's Choice Award Winner!

    National Parenting Publications Award Winner

    Parenting children on the autism spectrum is an adventure with countless twists and turns. However, with a little help from 44 fellow parents and professionals, your daily journey can be a little less bumpy. Top Ten Tips offers over 500 practical, tried-and-true tips. This book is organized so that the reader doesn't have to read through theories or lengthy descriptions. It is practical -- short and sweet, containing the information that you want to know NOW!

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. A Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching
    A Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching
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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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  10. 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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