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  1. Nurturing Narratives
    Nurturing Narratives
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    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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  2. Visual Support for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Visual Support for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
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    Learn how to communicate in the way that most children with autism learn best – visual supports.

    Combining their years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum, both here and around the world, the authors bring teachers and other professionals practical ideas and teaching methods for offering visual supports to students with autism spectrum disorder and other visual learners. With hundreds of colorful illustrations and step-by-step directions, this book lays the foundation for how to structure teaching environments, as well as offers countless examples of activities for students, ranging from basic skills, to reading and math, to social behavior. Foreword by Gary Mesibov, PhD.

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  3. Building Independence
    Building Independence
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    Increase Independence and engagement.  Provide a sense of accomplishment.

    Structured work systems provide visual information about what work needs to be done, how much works needs to be done, when the work is complete and what will happen next. Due to the predictability and sense of accomplishment that is built into the system, many individuals with ASD find that structured work time is their favorite time of the day. Full of color photos and case examples spanning different ages and levels of functioning, the book provides an A-Z guide to work systems, including assessment, strategies for building work systems into the curriculum, IEPs, and lesson planning. Foreword by Gary Mesibov, PhD.

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  4. Everyday Classroom Strategies and Practices for Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Everyday Classroom Strategies and Practices for Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
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    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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  5. The Comprehensive Autism Planning System (CAPS) for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Disabilities
    The Comprehensive Autism Planning System (CAPS) for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Disabilities
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    Can you remember all of the supports that your student with ASD needs throughout the day? If not, this can help!

    This system allows educators to understand how to implement an instructional program for students with ASD. Known as CAPS, the model answers common questions about finding the right supports to fit a child's learning style in order to help him reach his full potential. CAPS enables educators and other professionals to address adequate yearly progress (AYP), response to intervention (RTI), and positive behavior support (PBS) designed to help those with ASD. This expanded second edition of CAPS adds important new material on technical assistance/consultation, as well as a major focus on evidence-based practices for ASD.

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  6. Autism as Context Blindness
    Autism as Context Blindness
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    Dr. Vermeulen has produced a brilliant work that demands attention. Autism as Context Blindness provides a unique glance into the minds of individuals with ASD.

    The internationally known psychologist, Vermeulen explains how the autistic brain functions and highlights the impact of not understanding context. Full of often humorous examples, the book examines context as it relates to observation, social interactions, communication and knowledge. Vermeulen discusses ways to reduce context blindness. Dr. Vermeulen's insights regarding context blindness deliver fresh perspective on how individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) perceive and respond to their environment.

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  7. Drawing a Blank
    Drawing a Blank
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    Students with autism should not have struggle with reading comprehension!

    Despite having an advanced ability to recognize words many people with autism spectrum disorder need support with reading comprehension. Comprehension difficulties in readers with ASD can be subtle and, as a result, their substantial level of risk for reading comprehension problems is often overlooked or unaddressed with many students struggle in silence. This practical and well-researched resource provides the tools needed to improve comprehension skills. The book emphasizes the importance of using evidence-based and promising practices, based on thorough assessment of students with autism spectrum. Foreword by Brenda Smith Myles, PhD.

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