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  1. Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual
    Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual
    was $17.95 Special Price $16.16

    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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  2. 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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  3. A Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching
    A Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching
    was $17.95 Special Price $16.16

    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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  4. A 5 is Against the Law!
    A 5 is Against the Law!
    was $20.95 Special Price $18.86

    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. 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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  6. Everyday Classroom Strategies and Practices for Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Everyday Classroom Strategies and Practices for Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    was $34.95 Special Price $31.46

    Students in the inclusive Nest Model score above their peers in statewide assessment swith no paraprofessional support!

    The ASD Nest Program serves students with autism spectrum disorder and typically-developing students in a co-teaching model and does not require paraprofessional participation. Adopted by the New York City Public Schools and the country of Denmark, this evidence-based approach shows how children with ASD can be successful in general education settings. This timely resource clearly communicates how to create a classroom in which every learner succeeds with specific and easy-to-implement strategies for students who require minimal supports, as well as those who require more intense interventions. It incorporates evidence-based practices, positive behavior supports, and uses Response to Intervention (RtI). 

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  7. Nurturing Narratives
    Nurturing Narratives
    was $34.95 Special Price $31.46

    Research shows that if those on the spectrum know how to converse with others, they are more likely to be employed, live independently, and have friends.

    Children ASD are often in situations that may not be meaningful to them and hence are too complex for learning to occur. Due to the importance of understanding and telling stories in conversation for all children, Nurturing Narratives was developed as a story-based language intervention for children. The model emphasizes comprehension, tailors language to the child's developmental level and stresses social engagement. The acquisition of language and literacy skills is embedded in a variety of story-related activities. Do you know somebody who struggles with conversation skills? This evidence-based practice can help.

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  8. My New School
    My New School
    was $19.95 Special Price $17.96

    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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  9. My Book Full of Feelings
    My Book Full of Feelings
    was $28.95 Special Price $26.06

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    Based on the newest research on the predictive brain and ASD!

    This highly engaging workbook is an ideal way to help teach children with autism to identify, assess the intensity of, and respond appropriately to their emotions. Children learn to identify situations that are "big deals", "medium deals" and "small deals" and the emotions that match these situations. The book is fully interactive. By using a dry-erase marker, unique situations and solutions can be added and changed with the wipe of a paper towel, as the child masters a skill and grows. 

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  10. Lesson Plan a la Carte
    Lesson Plan a la Carte
    was $21.95 Special Price $19.76

    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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