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  1. 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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  2. Stuck! Strategies
    Stuck! Strategies
    $19.95

    Do your children/students ever get STUCK? Are you searching for ways to get keep them moving forward?

    Strategies is a treasure trove of proven methods for supporting students with special needs, such as autism, communication disorders, developmental delays, down syndrome, and inflexible temperament. The authors' descriptions, examples, and illustrations of 15 evidence-based strategies make this book must-have for any adult who works with students who get STUCK!

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. A Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching
    A Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching
    $17.95

    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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  7. 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
    was $21.95 Special Price $12.18

    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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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